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Investmentin foodprocessing ne_india

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The presentation was prepared to facilitate a discussion on challenges for food processing sector investors in North East India as well as hurdles and way forward in implementation of various government schemes.

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  1. 1. Attracting Investment in Food Processing : Issues for States of North East India- A discussion. Facilitator : Dr.M.Islam Barbaruah Director, Vet Helpline India Pvt.Ltd & Chief Development Strategist, FARMER ( Fellowship for Agri Resource Management and Entrepreneurship Research ) NE Food Processing Investors Meet
  2. 2. Conventional Mode of State Support to Private Sector:  Industrial Licensing  Concessional Finance  Investment Subsidy  Growth Centers  Freight Equalization NE Food Processing Investors Meet
  3. 3. Issues for Investors in North East  Supply chain Management  Project level Handholding.  Capacity Development  Cost Assumptions  Asset ownership ( e.g. Land rights )  Revision of ceiling ( Upper limit on project size )  Tools and Technology availability.  Image, Attitude & Leadership  ……………………  …………………... NE Food Processing Investors Meet
  4. 4. Issues for Investors in North East ( Contd.)  ……………………  …………………... NE Food Processing Investors Meet
  5. 5. Scheme Implementation hurdles ! Possible solutions  Targeting of beneficiaries : Awareness and Outreach about the schemes are very poor  Setting up and empowerment of nodal offices within the region : The need is to prevent duplication of work and reduction of waiting time.  Timely release of earmarked funds.  Smoothening of Project Appraisal by adoption of standard format ( Transparent Appraisal )  Monitoring of disbursement of subsidies : Benefit to deserving enterprises only. NE Food Processing Investors Meet
  6. 6. Implementation hurdles ! Possible solutions (Contd.)  Planning Coordination : Between state line departments and central agencies.  Leadership and Championing : States and facilitating agencies need to follow up.  ……………………………………………………….  ……………………………………………………….  ………………………………………………………. NE Food Processing Investors Meet
  7. 7. Way forward: A Capacity Development Strategy: NE Food Processing Investors Meet Changing Approach Capacity Building to Capacity Development The Rationale for the Strategy
  8. 8. Example of a Capacity Development Framework ( Source: FAO ): NE Food Processing Investors Meet Technical Capacities Dimensions Functional Capacities Individuals Organizational Environment Planning &Team Building Capacity Knowledge Integration Capacity Negotiation & Partnering Capacity Implementation Capacity
  9. 9. farmerneindia@gmail.com Or barbaruah73@yahoo.co.in NE Food Processing Investors Meet

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