Food processing industry has huge potential, says Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that in the coming years, food processing industry will be the one of the biggest strengths of the Swayampurna programme.

During a virtual interaction with beneficiaries of the ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat Swayampurna Goa’ programme, he said, ‘Especially in the field of fish processing, Goa can become the country’s strength. India’s fish reaches global markets after being processed in east Asian countries. To change this, the fisheries sector, for the first time, is being provided assistance at a large scale.’

He said that Goa has everything that is required for Aatmanirbhar Bharat. This, Modi said, was possible due to ‘double-engine’ government, referring to his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) being in power both at the Centre and the coastal State.

‘Swayampurna Goa is an assurance of well-being and health of our mothers and sisters. Swayampurna Goa will provide employment and self employment opportunities to youths and unemployed people,’ he added.

 

NT Bureau