Pune, January 7: There has been a significant growth in the number of food processing units in Pune and so as the employment generation and export earnings from this sector in the recent times. Seeing the vast opportunities of this sector in the region, the government has decided to a create food cluster in Pune this year.
The state government has apparently submitted a diagnostic study report (DSR) for the proposed project to the Centre for approval. According to an official of the Mahratta Chamber of Commerce Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA), an official meeting has been held recently to give a push to the project. The meeting has been attended by all the food processors and manufacturers around Pune, FnB News reports.
“We have submitted the DSR for the food cluster to the Centre for its approval. The food cluster is expected to give the food processing sector in Pune, which is growing at a rapid pace, a boost,” an unnamed official was quoted in the report.
According to S S Suravase, General Manager, District Industry Centre (DIC), the cluster will have more than 500 food processing and manufacturing units in the Pune region. The cluster, proposed for both urban and rural areas, is expected to strengthen the small-scale industries to produce export-quality products with high standards.