Strengthen Food Processing Units For Farmers: KTR

Hyderabad, June 30 (Maxim News): Municipal Minister KT Rama Rao today said that priority is offered for paddy and oil palm production keeping future needs in view. More food processing SEZs and units will be coming up in the state, the minister said.

KT Rama Rao was holding a discussion along with Agriculture Minister S Niranjan Reddy and Civil Supplies Minister Kamalakar, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar and other officials.

Speaking on the occasion the minister for Municipal and Industries said that the farmers to sow more paddy and oil palm to cater to growing demands.

With irrigation projects and implementation of development programs, a second green revolution is witnessed with more agriculture production and other sectors. We are seeing a big boost in various sectors and to ensure the farm produce is marketed to get benefits to the people.

We plan to strengthen the food processing units and there are 350 applications for the same, he said. If necessary more time be given to involve more companies to set up the food processing units and zones, he said.

Food processing units, SEZs and zones will have to be strengthened to procure and market farm yield, he said. Our aim is to see that the farmers are given benefits through all facilities as rythu vedikas get them suggestions on the latest cropping methods.

Officials informed on the plan to facilitate the plan for food processing units and zones. The minister said that food processing units will help get the crops like paddy, chilli, millets, oil crops, vegetables, fruits and others.

Niranjan Reddy said that more industries and food processing units will help boost the national economy. Our aim is to help the farming community from the food processing units in a big way.

Kamalakar said that the food processing units, marketing will help exports of the paddy and produce. We have to address related issues to increase milling capacity and export Telangana rice to China he said. (Maxim News)

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