Ministry of Food Processing Industries
Agency overview
Formed1947
JurisdictionGovernment of India
HeadquartersNew Delhi
Annual budget1,400 crore (US$180 million) (2018-19 est.)[1]
Agency executives
Websitehttps://mofpi.nic.in/

The Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MOFPI) is a ministry of the Government of India responsible for formulation and administration of the rules and regulations and laws relating to food processing in India. The ministry was set up in the year 1988, with a view to develop a strong and vibrant food processing industry, to create increased employment in rural sector and enable farmers to reap the benefits of modern technology and to create a surplus for exports and stimulating demand for processed food. The ministry is currently headed by Pashupati Kumar Paras, a Cabinet Minister.[citation needed]

Cabinet Ministers

No. Portrait Minister
(Birth-Death)
Constituency
Term of office Political party Ministry Prime Minister
From To Period
Minister of Food Processing Industries
1 Jagdish Tytler
(born 1944)
MP for Delhi Sadar

(MoS, I/C)
25 June 1988 2 December 1989 1 year, 160 days Indian National Congress (I) Rajiv II Rajiv Gandhi
2 Sharad Yadav
(1947–2023)
MP for Badaun
6 December 1989 10 November 1990 339 days Janata Dal Vishwanath V. P. Singh
3 Hukmdev Narayan Yadav
(born 1939)
MP for Sitamarhi
21 November
1990
21 June
1991
212 days Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) Chandra Shekhar Chandra Shekhar
4 Giridhar Gamang
(born 1943)
MP for Koraput

(MoS, I/C)
21 June
1991
17 January
1993
1 year, 210 days Indian National Congress (I) Rao P. V. Narasimha Rao
5 Tarun Gogoi
(1936–2020)
MP for Kaliabor

(MoS, I/C)
17 January
1993
13 September
1995
2 years, 239 days
6 Brigadier
Kamakhya Prasad Singh Deo AVSM
(born 1941)
MP for Dhenkanal

(MoS, I/C)
15 September
1995
16 May
1996
244 days
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(1924–2018)
MP for Lucknow

(Prime Minister)
16 May
1996
1 June
1996
16 days Bharatiya Janata Party Vajpayee I Atal Bihari Vajpayee
H. D. Deve Gowda
(born 1933)
Unelected

(Prime Minister)
1 June
1996
6 July
1996
35 days Janata Dal Deve Gowda H. D. Deve Gowda
7 Dilip Ray
(born 1954)
Rajya Sabha MP for Odisha

(MoS, I/C)
6 July
1996
21 April
1997
1 year, 172 days
21 April
1997
25 December
1997
Gujral I. K. Gujral
8 S. Jaipal Reddy
(1942–2019)
Rajya Sabha MP for Andhra Pradesh
25 December
1997
19 March
1998
84 days
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(1924–2018)
MP for Lucknow

(Prime Minister)
19 March
1998
3 February
1999
321 days Bharatiya Janata Party Vajpayee II Atal Bihari Vajpayee
9 Pramod Mahajan
(1949–2006)
Rajya Sabha MP for Maharashtra
3 February
1999
13 October
1999
252 days
Minister of Food Processing Industries
10 Chaman Lal Gupta
(1934–2021)
MP for Udhampur

(MoS, I/C)
1 September
2001
1 July
2002
303 days Bharatiya Janata Party Vajpayee III Atal Bihari Vajpayee
11 N. T. Shanmugam
(born 1947)
MP for Vellore

(MoS, I/C)
1 July
2002
15 January
2004
1 year, 198 days Pattali Makkal Katchi
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(1924–2018)
MP for Lucknow

(Prime Minister)
15 January
2004
17 January
2004
2 days Bharatiya Janata Party
12 Rajnath Singh
(born 1951)
Rajya Sabha MP for Uttar Pradesh
17 January
2004
22 May
2004
126 days
13 Subodh Kant Sahay
(born 1951)
MP for Ranchi

(MoS, I/C until 22 May 2009)
23 May
2004
22 May
2009
6 years, 241 days Indian National Congress Manmohan I Manmohan Singh
28 May
2009
19 January
2011
Manmohan II
14 Sharad Pawar
(born 1940)
MP for Madha (2009–2014)
Rajya Sabha MP for Maharashtra (from 2014)
19 January
2011
26 May
2014
3 years, 127 days Nationalist Congress Party
15 Harsimrat Kaur Badal
(born 1966)
MP for Bathinda
27 May
2014
30 May
2019
6 years, 112 days Shiromani Akali Dal Modi I Narendra Modi
31 May
2019
17 September
2020
Modi II
16 Narendra Singh Tomar
(born 1957)
MP for Morena
17 September
2020
7 July
2021
293 days Bharatiya Janata Party
17 Pashupati Kumar Paras
(born 1952)
MP for Hajipur
7 July
2021
Incumbent 2 years, 220 days Rashtriya Lok Janshakti Party

Ministers of State

No. Portrait Minister
(Birth-Death)
Constituency
Term of office Political party Ministry Prime Minister
From To Period
1 Arun Subhashchandra Yadav
(born 1974)
MP for Khandwa
19 January
2011
12 July
2011
174 days Indian National Congress Manmohan II Manmohan Singh
2 Harish Rawat
(born 1948)
MP for Haridwar
19 January
2011
28 October
2012
1 year, 283 days
3 Charan Das Mahant
(born 1954)
MP for Korba
12 July
2011
26 May
2014
2 years, 318 days
4 Tariq Anwar
(born 1951)
Rajya Sabha MP for Maharashtra
28 October
2012
26 May
2014
1 year, 210 days Nationalist Congress Party
5 Sanjeev Balyan
(born 1972)
MP for Muzaffarnagar
27 May
2014
9 November
2014
166 days Bharatiya Janata Party Modi I Narendra Modi
6 Niranjan Jyoti
(born 1967)
MP for Fatehpur
9 November
2014
30 May
2019
4 years, 202 days
7 Rameswar Teli
(born 1970)
MP for Dibrugarh
31 May
2019
7 July
2021
2 years, 37 days Modi II
8 Prahlad Singh Patel
(born 1960)
MP for Damoh
7 July
2021
7 December
2023
2 years, 153 days
9 Shobha Karandlaje
(born 1966)
MP for Udupi Chikmagalur
7 December
2023
Incumbent 67 days

Functions of the ministry

Goals of MOFPI

Roles of MOFPI

The strategic role and functions of the Ministry fall under three categories:

It is concerned with the formulation & implementation of policies and plans for all the industries under its domain within the overall national priorities and objectives. Its main focus areas include—development of infrastructure, technological up gradation, development of backward linkages, enforcement of quality standards and expanding domestic as well as export markets for processed food products.

The Ministry acts as a catalyst and facilitator for attracting domestic & foreign investments towards developing large integrated processing capacities, by creating conducive policy environment, including rationalization of taxes & duties. It processes applications for foreign collaborations, Export Oriented Units (EOUs) etc. and assists/guides prospective entrepreneur in his endeavour.

Post liberalization, it has approved a large no. of joint ventures, foreign collaborations, industrial licenses and 100% EOU proposals in different food processing areas and has taken major policy initiatives to facilitate an accelerated growth of the industry. The functions of the Ministry can be broadly classified as follows:

Regulatory

Earlier the regulatory responsibilities of MoFPI were to implement Fruit Products Order (FPO), However, by the enactment of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, these regulatory responsibilities are transferred to Food Safety Authority of India, New Delhi which is under control of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Budget data" (PDF). www.indiabudget.gov.in. 2019. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-03-04. Retrieved 2018-09-15.
  2. ^ Hashmi, Imran. "FSSAI". Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Retrieved 18 November 2012.