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WCD ministry inks MoU with food processing industries to assist women organic farmers

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On November 27, 2019,In order to assist women entrepreneurs engaged in organic farming,the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MoWCD) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) in New Delhi.WCD signs with Ministry of food Processing IndustriesKey Points:

i.The MoU was signed by Secretary, Ministry of WCD, Rabindra Panwar and Secretary Ministry of FPI, Smt Pushpa Subramanyam in the presence of the Union Minister of Women & Child Development and Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani and Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union Minister for Food Processing Industries.

ii.The move will help women entrepreneurs get connected with Government financial schemes like MUDRA(Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency), Startup India and also meet compliances needed for being competitive in the global market.

NIFTEM will organize National organic festival of women entrepreneurs 
The Ministries of WCD & FPI have agreed to implement an annual event called ‘National Organic Festival of Women Entrepreneurs’ organized through NIFTEM -National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (an academic institution under the administrative control of MoFPI) at Kundli in Sonepat, Haryana.

i.The festival aims to encourage both rural women entrepreneurs and farmers to connect with buyers and thus, empower them through financial inclusion, while also promoting organic food produce in India.

About WCD ministry:
– 30 January 2006
Headquarters– New Delhi

About FPI ministry:
– New Delhi
Founded– 1988