AIFPA to Celebrate its 75 Years of Dedicated Services to Food Processing Industry
12/18/2018

• To promote and Support Indian Food Processing Industries and setting the Technical Standards of Product Quality to match Global Standards

Online PR News – 18-December-2018 – New Delhi, 17th Dec, 2018 – All India Food Processors' Association (AIFPA) Est. in 1943, comprising Food Processors' Operators along with Machinery, Manufacturer, Packing Material, Logistic, Suppliers and other related stake-holders, will be completing its 75 years of its dedicated services to Food Processing Industry and holding its Platinum Jubilee Conference on 20-21 December 2018, at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.

Hon'ble President of India, Dr. Ram Nath Kovind will be inaugurating AIFPA's Platinum Jubilee 2 Days Conference at 11.00 A.M on 20th Dec'18 at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Minister for Food Processing Industry, Govt. of India would grace the occasion by her presence apart from other dignitaries.

AIFPA's Primary Objective is to lend the holistic knowledge support to the food business operators and the policy planners in the country, necessary to enable preventing the unaffordable wastage of Fresh Farm produce, by suggesting the ways and means for modernizing the post harvest management, and Promoting its processing for long term preservation and value addition, as this is the only way to save the poor Farmer from perennial economic distress resulting from the distress sale of his perishable farm produce at grossly un-remunerative sale value.

AIFPA has been a path finder for the Indian Food Processing Industry, recommending the cutting edge technologies, State-of-Art Processing and Packaging machines, efficient logistics and enabling marketing infrastructure etc.

Dr. Subodh Jindal, President All India Food Processors' Association (AIFPA) said, "AIFPA dedicates itself to boost food processing in the country by promoting efficient technologies, innovation, new product development, entrepreneurship, rationalization of laws and taxes with a mission to improve the farm economy, save wastage of perishable materials, fully utilize and add value to our natural produce, provide nourishing food to consumers, give India a leading role in the global market and ultimately strengthen the farmer, empower women and generate employment."

Major Milestones/ Achievements of AIFPA:

1. AIFPA, immediately after independence of the country created a cohesive pool of Food Scientists & Technologists to introduce academic & research activity in the field of Food Science & Technology.

2. AIPFA mobilized entrepreneurs to venture into the manufacture of food products by providing them all kinds of support on product identification, product development and all kinds of technical, legal, moral and material support.

3. AIFPA has been closely interacting with the Central and State Governments , on behalf of the industry to get the Excise Duty Structure on Food Products rationalized from time to time.

4. AIFPA has always been impressing upon the Central and State Governments to develop a conducive policy framework to facilitate Banking Credit Facilities, Working Capital Credit, Packaging/Shipment Credit, Credit against Stocks etc. to the Food Processing Units.
 
5. AIFPA proposed the procedure of import of essential raw materials & packaging materials for export production without levy of Import Duty under the Advance Licensing Scheme which was adopted by the Central Government which helped providing a major boost to the export of processed food products.

6. AIFPA worked for the establishment of the systems of Cash Compensatory Support, Drawback, Marketing Support, Freight Subsidy and other facilities for export of processed food products.

7. AIFPA made the Central Government agree for a lower rate of VAT @ 4% as compared to the 12.5% rate as was proposed by the VAT Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers vis-a-vis the merits through Food Processing to benefit the farmer and fulfilling aspirations of the consumer

8. AIFPA has worked with the Ministry of Food Processing Industries for providing essential industry feedback for conceptualizing & preparing the single food regulatory system replacing multiple monitoring authorities that was finally enacted by the Parliament in the year 2006 ,leading to the establishment of the Food Safety & Standards Authority of India.

9. AIFPA provided the Central Government with comprehensive data/calculations for levy of tax under the GST Regime for all food products at different rate levels and further helped in the development of the appropriate procedures for its implementation.

10. AIFPA helped the Ministry of Food Processing Industries in organizing the flagship show of World Food India 2017 held on 3 - 5 November, 2017 at New Delhi which was the biggest show of its kind in India's Food Processing Sector.

About AIFPA
All India Food Processor' Association (AIFPA) was established in the year 1943 by visionaries who pioneered the Food Processing Industry in India that too in the most turbulent period of World War-II and the Indian Freedom Struggle. They realized the necessity of technological back-up and professional management to nurture the Indian Agro-Food Sector to grow from its infancy. The primary objective remained to prevent the wastage of fresh farm produce, by modernizing the post harvest management, and promoting processing for long term preservation and value addition, which is the only way to save the poor farmer from perennial economic distress resulting from the distress sale of his perishable farm produce at grossly un-remunerative sale value.

AIFPA takes pride in having completed its long journey of 75 years of dedicated and selfless services to the Food Processing Sector in India, to all the concerned Central & State Government Agencies through the support and the rich holistic knowledge resource of its members related to all the aspects and stages of the closely integrated Food Supply Chain, associated with infallible quality control systems to assure the standard and safety of the food products as well. AIFPA has been a path finder for the Indian Food Processing Industry, recommending the cutting edge technologies, State-of-Art Processing and Packaging machines, efficient logistics and enabling marketing infrastructure etc.

As the exclusive representative of Food Processing Industry in the country, AIFPA has always undertaken the responsibility of policy interventions with the concerned government agencies, to bring about necessary changes as and when required in order to mitigate the bottlenecks which hinder the growth of Food Processing Sector in the country and has always provided hand holding to units from MSME sector that constitutes over 85% of the total Food Processing Sector in India, to solve their problems and alleviate their distress.