The Governor requested the Union Minister to assist the people of Arunachal Pradesh in setting up of food processing units in the State.
Union Minister of State for food processing industries, Rameswar Teli called on the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on 3rd August 2019. Chief Minister Pema Khandu and State Industries Minister Tumke Bagra were also present in the meeting.
The Governor requested the Union Minister to assist the people of Arunachal Pradesh in setting up of food processing units in the State. Arunachal Pradesh is leading in the production of organic produce in the country. He explained to the minister that due to difficult mountainous terrain, timely transportation of agricultural and horticultural produces is very difficult.
Therefore, the best solution to address the issue is to set up small and medium food processing industries in different locations where agro-horti products are produced in surplus of the local requirement. The Governor also mentioned about Kiwi production of Dirang and Ziro, oranges and pineapples of Lohit and Siang Valley.
The Governor requested the Union Minister for training programmes on expertise and the latest technologies in food processing for youth and progressive farmers of Arunachal Pradesh as apprentices in renowned industries to encourage towards entrepreneurship and self employment.