Government of Chhattisgarh has appointed Chhattisgarh State Industrial Development Corporation Ltd. (CSIDC) as State Nodal Agency for implementation of schemes of NMFP in the State. Managing Director, CSIDC has been appointed as Mission Director.
National Mission on Food Processing (NMFP) in the 12th Five Year Plan has been constituted under the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MOFPI), Govt. of India to provide the required inputs for growth and development of food processing industries in efficient manner. To ensure this MOFPI has effected decentralization of some of its schemes by giving the States a greater role in these schemes.
Chhattisgarh rose on India's horizon on 1st November 2000. With the formation of new State, Government of Chhattisgarh has adopted Policies to catalyze development & encouraged balanced regional growth. Due to abundant availability of natural resources & conducive investment environment rapid industrialisation is taking place.
Chhattisgarh is amongst the only five states in India to grow faster (GSDP-8.4%) than the national average (7.9%) during the11th plan (2007-11) .
Strong input base: Agriculture & allied activities contributed 21% to GSDP in 2010-11.
Excellent growth in the sector: The overall agriculture production has increased by an outstanding 44% in just one year between 2010 and 2011.
Large resource base: Chhattisgarh has over 43% of its total geographical area under agriculture cultivation.
Leading Producer: Known as the rice bowl of central India, Chhattisgarh is the largest producer of rice in central India. The state has received a national award- "Krishi Karman Award" for highest productivity in the year 2010-11.
Major producer of Maize, Cereals and pulses in the country.
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