GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Food Processing Industries
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 1708
TO BE ANSWERED ON 17.03.2008
Food Processing Units in Karnataka .
SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR
Will the Minister of FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRIES be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the proposals for setting up new food processing units and expansion of the existing ones in Karnataka are pending with the Central Government for approval; and
(b) if so, the details thereof in each case, and by when centre’s approval for each is likely to be accorded?
THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRIES
(SHRI SUBODH KANT SAHAI)
(a):& (b): Under the Ministry’s Scheme for Setting Up/Technology Up gradation/Modernization of Food Processing Industries out of 192 applications received from Karnataka, 46 applications were pending at various stages of processing. Consequent on decentralization of processing and disbursement of grant under the scheme through banks and financial institutions, all the eligible pending applications have been sent to the concerned banks from which the units have taken term loan, for sanction and disbursement of grant under the scheme. Necessary funds are being provided to the banks for disbursement of grant to these units expeditiously.