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Rajya Sabha Passes Bill Today On March 15, To Declare 2 Food Institution As National Ones

The bill gives nod to 2 food technology institutes at Kundali in Haryana and Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu as national institutes.

Rajya Sabha passes bill today on March 15, 2021 to give national status to 2 food tech institutions. Rajya Sabha approved a bill that announces two Food Technology Institutes at Kundali in Haryana and Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu as National Institutes.

The Rajya Sabha passed the National Institutes of “Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management Bill 2019” by voice on Monday.

This ‘Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management Bill 2019” bill was pending in parliament since February 2019. Earlier, members from various political parties unanimously suggested that state food institutions should be given a national status in order to strengthen the farmers and agriculture sector.

In upper house, agriculture minister said that the food processing can give worldwide recognizing to our product and create huge employment.

Clarifying members’ doubt about implementation of reservation policy in this institution, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said, “While commneting on the bill in the house that all policies of national importance would be implemented in these institutions and reservation would be applicable in these institutes.

He also added that we are ensuring that all people working in food technology have representation in these institutes. Apart from this, he said, “the parliament will also have a say in these institutions as there is a provision in this regard in this bill.”

The minister said this step will help in increasing job opportunities, technological enhancement in agriculture, food processing technology will reduce wastage and expand the criteria for farmers to build their business globally which eventually turn them into entrepreneurs.


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