Kolkata, Dec 19

EDII creates 5,500 entrepreneurs in food processing

Taking forward the entrepreneurship, the city-based Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), on Monday informed that the institute has created 5,500 entrepreneurs in the area of food processing sector across 23 states in the country.

Through its Entrepreneurship Development Programmes (EDPs), on behalf of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India, EDII trained over 11,000 individuals. Out of these, half of them took the entrepreneurial plunge and in the last decade 5,500 enterprises have come up in this sector with their own production units and have in turn generated employment for over 19,000 persons, it said here.

Maharashtra accounted for the largest number of enterprises with 600 having been set up in the last one decade, followed by Gujarat with 586, Jharkhand with 578, Bihar with 473 and Karnataka with 444 food processing units.

The units set up in Gujarat have created employment for over 2200 persons, it said.

Dr. Sunil Shukla, Director of EDII said, "Given the thrust of the Government of India on the food processing industry, it is imperative that new entrepreneurs are motivated and trained to take up the challenges of the emerging opportunities in the sector."


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