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Food processing industry’s hurdles and MoFPI’s priorities

Food processing industry's hurdles and MoFPI's priorities

Even six years after its commencement, the Ministry of Food Processing Industries’ much-touted mega food parks scheme, is yet to take off. This despite incentives, subsidies and sops on offer. Only three mega food parks are operational in the country right now. MoFPI, in 2008, came up with a huge plan of setting up 40 mega food parks in 23 States to provide remunerative prices to farmers, reduce wastage of agricultural produce, build capacity of producers and processors and create efficient supply chain from farm to market. But the scheme failed to deliver what it promised.

Good Samaritans! SC will protect you

Good Samaritans! SC will protect you

The Supreme Court of India directed the Central Government ensuring protection for good Samaritans helping accident victims. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in consultation with Law Ministry will issue necessary directions with regard to the protection of good Samaritans until appropriate legislation is made by the legislature, says Apex Court.

Patna Stampede: Blame game begins

Patna stampede incident - Blame game begins as NDRF reaches Bihar

The Bihar Government has shot off a strongly-worded letter to the NDRF seeking to know why Patna Medical College Hospital did not turn up on time to help the victims of the stampede on Dussehra. The National Disaster Response Force is caught in a political crossfire between the BJP-led Central Government and the Janata Dal (United) which rules Bihar. Thirty-three people died on Friday evening in a stampede at Patna’s Gandhi Maidan.