For the development and promotion of food processing industries in the State and to encourage the existing units for up gradation/modernization and establishment of new food processing units to process locally produces. Twenty (20) units have been assisted by the Department under the scheme of National Mission on Food Processing (NMFP).
To develop skill up gradation and trained required manpower to meet various needs in the fast developing of food processing sector, the department assisted two (2) units/ institutions for running Food Processing Training Centres (FPTC) under Human Resource Development (HRD) Scheme of NMFP .With an aim to revamp the traditional butcher practices and system, the Department conducted awareness campaigns to improve over all hygiene from traditional meat shop to modernized meat shops by providing basic infrastructure facilities and equipments to ensure safe and hygienic meat products to the consumers. Fifteen (15) meat shops have been assisted for modernized meat shops under the scheme of Modernization of Meat Shop of NMFP .
To provide better infrastructure facilities for agri- horticultural produces in the State with pre-cooling and cold storage facilities to link the farm to the market and enhance the shelf life of the perishable produces thereby reducing the value loses. Two (2) such projects were approved by the State Level Empowered Committee under the scheme of Collection Centres /Primary Processing Centre of NMFP and the projects are under implementation.
To promote opportunities on food processing industries based on potential food crop availability in the State, production & marketing of spices, product development & supporting technologies and render basic trainings on learning and understanding about GAP, GHP and GMP on food safety for Small & Medium Food Business perators, the Department have organized and co-sponsored “the North-East Awareness & Training Workshop” in association with the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) at Hotel Acacia, Dimapur during October 2015 where Shri. AmenbaYaden, Hon’ble Parliamentary Secretary of Industries & Commerce, Government of Nagaland graced the occasion as Chief Guest. To explore and realize the potential of Food Processing in the State and the North East Region as a whole, the Department of Industries & Commerce in collaboration with All India Food Processors Association (AIFPA), NERAMAC along with the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) organised a National Seminar on “Exploring Potential of Food Processing in North-Eastern States with specific reference to Nagaland” at Dimapur during 2015-16.
With an aim to motivate, guide and to assist the local entrepreneurs in the State and also to equipped with modern techniques in order to attain commercial competencies and an optimal exploitation of the vast array of crops grown in the region, the Department participated in the “North-East Food Processing & thTechnology Summit” at Guwahati, Assam on 10 September 2015 at NEDFI Centre which was organized by the Federation of Industry & Commerce of North-Eastern Region (FINER) in association with the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, GOI.