Syllabus: Food processing and related industries in India- scope’ and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
As per the latest Annual Survey of Industries 2019-20, food processing sector contributed 12.22% of total persons engaged in the registered manufacturing sector.
As per Annual Survey of Industries:
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The programmes for capacity building and skill development for food processing sector are provided through:
- National Institute of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) – at Kundli and Thanjavur- under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PKSKY) of MoFPI.
- Capacity Building component under Pradhan Mantri Formalisation of Micro Food Enterprises (PM FME) Scheme of MoFPI.
- Food Industry Capacity & Skill Initiative (FICSI)– the concerned Sector Skill Council- under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) of Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MoSDE)