Ministry Provides financial grants to viable research proposals preferably of applied nature with commercial value resulting in development of innovative products, processes and manufacturing practices, which lead to development of food processing industry in the country.
Preference would be given to those R&D project proposals which are beneficial for SMEs and farmers, use outcome/ findings of previous R&D projects and are intended towards its commercialization.
There should be an industrial partner associated with the project. The R&D projects would be carried out in collaboration with the industrial partner, which can take up/ purchase/ commercialize outcome of the project. However, this condition of having an industry partner in the project, may not be applicable, if MoFPI chooses to direct IIFPT, NIFTEM or any other public body to undertake a specific research in public interest.