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(a) National Institute of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) :
The Ministry has established the NIFTEM at Kundli, District Sonepat, Haryana in May, 2012. NIFTEM has been declared a Deemed University under de novo category. NIFTEM is running the B. Tech., M. Tech. & Ph.D courses and undertakes R&D projects in the area of food technology. Under the scheme, funds will be provided to NIFTEM for creation of academic and administrative infrastructure like foreign student’s hostel, sports facilities, hazardous chemical storage, effluent treatment plant, solid waste management system, residential units etc. Funds will also be provided to promote research activities, expand Village Adoption Program (VAP) and skill development in the food processing sector. An allocation of Rs. 100 crore has been made during the period of scheme.
(b) Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology (IIFPT):
The Ministry has upgraded IIFPT, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu to a National level institute in February, 2008. IIFPT is running the B. Tech., M. Tech. & Ph.D courses and undertaking R&D projects in the area of food processing. Under the scheme, funds will be provided to IIFPT for creation of infrastructure facilities including purchase of additional land (22.7 acres) for expanding campus and creation of academic and administrative infrastructure like machine fabrication and testing centre, sport complex, auditorium, opening training cum incubation centres and residential units etc. To enable the institute to expand its activities and programmes to meet the ever expanding need of food processing sector in the country, an allocation of Rs. 75 crore has been made during the period of scheme.
Shri Jitendra Kumar
Ministry of Food Processing Industries,
Panchsheel Bhawan, August Kranti Marg,