India: Ludhiana to get its own food processing unit

Payal Dhawan, TNN | Sep 27, 2014,

The Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology (IICPT) will open its centre of food processing unit in Ludhiana on the campus of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), announced union minister for food processing industry Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Friday.

Badal was in the city for the national seminar on ‘augmenting processing and shelf-life of perishable food products’. After the setting up of food processing unit at the PAU, all kinds of crops and vegetables will be processed here in Ludhiana that will reduce food wastage. The PAU has also been given land to set up a second food processing unit in Bathinda as well.