Badal met the CII delegation led by its President Ajay Shriram alongwith delegation of FICCI, while in another meeting she met a delegation of PHD Chamber led by Sharad Jaipuria along with other industry delegates.
    
The Minister assured the industry and all stakeholders that policies and schemes shall be reviewed, and her government's aim is to clear all the bottlenecks and boost growth of the farming and food processing sector, an official statement said.
    
During the meetings, Badal said "...(her) focus is to curb inflation, mitigate fruit and vegetable losses, drive and accelerate food processing industries growth and review the role of FSSAI regarding long delays in clearing product approvals."
    
In these meetings, various issues relating to improving the food processing sector in the country came up for discussion.

The major issues discussed includes revisiting regulatory regime, rationalisation of fiscal incentives, tax concessions to mega food parks and focussing on perishables, GST, role of APMC in movement of vegetables and skill development in food processing, the statement added.
    
FSSAI is an agency established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, to look into the quality standards of food articles and regulate their manufacture, storage, sale and import to ensure availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption.

(Agencies)

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