Seminar on food processing held

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Dimapur, Sptember 7: A seminar on creation, expansion of food processing and preservation capacities of food processing industries in northeast region was today held in the banquet hall of Hotel Lake Shilloi, Dimapur. It was organized by Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India in association with Federation of Industry and Commerce of North Eastern Region (FINER).
The programme was graced by Dr. R Elithung Lotha, director of Department o Horticulture as the chief speaker besides other dignitaries.
Speaking on the occasion Dr. Lotha said that FINER has been doing a commendable job to make people aware of the various government programmes by holding such seminars and added that the GoI is very much serious about the development of the NE at par with the rest of the country and that is why many of the government schemes are subsidized to a greater extent for the states of NE as compared to the other states.
He said that Nagaland and NE is full of resources and some of the products that are produced here like pineapples, large cardamom are of superior quality but due to lack of post-production technology to process them to make them sellable, many a times the producers have to face losses.
Later, Chubanungla Shilu, team member of Nagaland Bee Keeping and Honey Mission (NBHM) also shared the success story of the NBHM through a PowerPoint presentation.
Rarenbenla, functioning manager of DIC, Dimapur was the other speaker who spoke on the occasion.
The main objective of the Seminar was to Propagate Ministry’s Schemes, especially the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana and how entrepreneurs can make use of these programmes to empower themselves and create employment without being a job seeker in other parts of the country as explained by Rajeev Goswami, deputy director general of FINER in his welcome address.
(Page News Service)