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This File was last Updated/Modified: November 03 2014 16:54:52.Working Group for the formulation of Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-2007).

Food Processing Industries (FPI) Sector

Dated 12th February 2001


1. Secretary, Dept. of Food Processing Industries Chairman
2. Joint Secretary, Dept. of Food Processing Industries Member-Secretary
3. JS and FA, Ministry of Agriculture, Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi-110 013 Member
4. Adviser (VSI)/Representative of Planning Commission, New Delhi Member
5. Secretary, Dept. of Industries, Govt. of Maharashtra, Mumbai Member
6. Secretary, Dept. of Industries, Govt. of Punjab, Chandigarh Member
7. Secretary, Dept. of Industries, Govt. of Kerala, Trivandrum. Member
8. Adviser, Small Scale Industries, North Eastern Council, Shillong Member
9. CMD, Small Industries Development Bank of India, Lucknow Member
10. Director, CFTRI, Mysore Member
11. Shri P.V. Narayanan, Director, Indian Institute of Packaging, E-1I, MIDC Area, Post Box No.9432, Chakala, Andheri East, Mumbai-93 Member
12. Shri Vivek Burman, Managing Director, Dabur Foods India Ltd, 22-Site IV, Sahibabad, Ghaziabad-201 010 Member
13. Shri S. Jindal, All India Food Processors Association, 206, Aurobindo Place, Aurobindo Marg, Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016 Member
14. Shri Prabhu Sankar Agarwal, M/s Haldi Ram Bhujiawala (P) Ltd, P-420, Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, (VIP) Main Road, Calcutta-700 052 Member
15. Ms. Anuradha J. Desai, M/s Venkateswara House, S.No.114/A/2, Poona Singhad Road, Pune Member
16. Shri Satish Sabharwal, M/s AL Kabir Exports Ltd., B-417 Somdutt Chamber No.1, 5 Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi-110066 Member
17. Shri Elias Sait, M/s Aisa Marine and harvests Ltd, 11th Main Road, anna Nagar, Chennai-40 Member
18. Shri A.J. Tharakan, M/s Amalgam Foods Ltd., Bristown Road, Willingdon Island, Cochin-3 Member
19. Chairman, MPEDA, Post Box No.4272, MPEDA House, Panampilly Avenue, Kochi-682 036 Member
20. Chairman, APEDA, 3rd Floor, NCUI Building, 3-Siri Institutional Area, August Kranti Marg, New Delhi-110049 Member
21. Shri Ranjit Bhattacharya, Triveni Fisheries Pvt Ltd, D-1 Hide Road, Calcutta-700 043 Member
22. Shri P. Murari, Adviser to President, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Tansen Marg, New Delhi-110 001 Member
23. Representative of Consortium of Women Entrepreneurs of India Member
24. Shri Gokul Patnaik, Ex-Chairman, APEDA, K-31-A, Hauz Khas Enclave, New Delhi-110 016 Member

Terms of Reference :

  1. To critically appraise the policies, programmes and achievements of FPI sector, in relation to production, employment (both direct and indirect) and exports during the Tenth Plan period and to analyse the reasons for shortfalls, if any, and suggest appropriate remedial measures.
  2. To suggest a policy framework for the development of FPIs considering socio-economic objectives, training, needs, modernisation, technological upgradation, quality improvement, productivity, employment generation, exports, etc, for the Tenth Plan and set target* for each year of the Tenth Wan period. The Working Group may give special emphasis on service units, self-employment, incentives to FW units Including tiny and small units to graduate to medium and large scale, to improve the strengths of the FPI sector to enable them to face global competition in view of the economic liberalisation.
  3. To suggest measures for Increasing the productivity of individual workers/artisans/entrepreneurs through training, improved tools, equipment and processes, common facilities, quality standards.
  4. To suggest measures for dispersal of FPI activities, particularly in relatively backward states/areas, hill areas, rural areas and affective reduction of regional Imbalances in industrial growth and utilisation of agricultural and horticultural products of the regions.
  5. To set out objectives and suggest schemes and programmes for the promotion of FPI units for their growth during the Tenth Plan period with a perspective period of 10 years.
  6. In the light of physical targets suggested for the Tenth Plan period for production, employment and exports, to make estimate of Plan outlays required for promotional/developmental schemes and investment required in the sector to achieve the above targets.
  7. To recommend the role of the government, voluntary and other agencies, particularly small industry associations keeping in view, the socio-economic objectives and their strategy for development.
  8. To estimate the requirements of institutional finance/credit and to suggest measures to achieve the flow of required institutional finance. The Working Group should also suggest innovative measures for meeting the requirements of working capital and term loans.
  9. The Working Group may also suggest innovative financial instruments for raising funds from the capital market for meeting the financial requirements of the FPI sector.
  10. To estimate the requirement of tools, equipment and machinery, common facility centres, testing facilities, etc, to meet the suggested targets of production and quality standards.
  11. To review the existing training facilities, entrepreneurship development and estimate requirements during the Ninth Plan period and to suggest measures to meet the requirements In quantitative and qualitative terms.
  12. To estimate the requirements and availability of critical/scarce raw materials and other inputs and make recommendations for meeting them.
  13. To recommend effective marketing strategies, including the role of consortia, State Agro Industries Development Corporations, large houses, etc.
  14. to review the existing planning and monitoring mechanism at Central/State/Local levels and to recommend measures to improve the same to build up a comprehensive data base for FPI sector.
  15. To review the working of the existing R and D institutions and to suggest measures for their reorganisation, revitalisation and linkages with other R and D establishments in defence, electronics, universities, etc, to meet the objectives of the Tenth Five Year Plan. The Working Group may also suggest appropriate time-bound R and D programmes and mechanism for their commercial utilisation, dissemination and delivery to the ultimate users of technology.
  16. To recommend a suitable strategy for promotion and augmentation of exports and suggest annual targets for the Tenth Plan period with a perspective plan for a period of 10 years. The Group may also work out an estimate for indirect exports from the FPI sector.
  17. To review the growth of mother ancillary units over the Tenth Plan period and to make recommendations for the Tenth Plan with a 10-year perspective.
  18. To examine the feasibility and desirability of bringing all SSI products under quality certification by upgradation of quality* standards, testing facilities, etc.
  19. To make such other recommendations as are considered appropriate.

The Working Group may co-opt such official(s) or non-official(s) as member of the Group as considered necessary. The Working Group may also constitute sub-group(s) if so desired.

The expenditure on TA/DA in connection with the meetings of the Committee will be borne by the parent Department/Ministry to which the official belongs. The non-official members of the Committee will be entitled to TA/DA as permissible to Grade-I officers of the Govt. of India, and this expenditure will be borne by the Planning Commission.

The term of the Committee will be six months from the date of this order.