07India, New Delhi, 7th September 2015:

Special Skill training program was launched by Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal,  Hon’ble Union Minister for Food Processing Industries under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana  (PMKVY)  at  the Assocom Institute of Bakery Technology & Management (AIBTM) through video conferencing.

Raj Kapoor, Managing Director, AIBTM said that, “The bakery industry is one of the largest among the processed food industries in India , which is estimated at USD 200 billion”. Food Processing Industries also have a huge role in efficient utilization of agricultural products therefore we are planning to launch skill training to help in preparing base for all the grain based businesses, and associated field.

Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Hon’ble Union Minister for Food Processing Industries said that bakery industry is a lucrative endeavor, which can be set up with a relatively smaller capital outlay. Being the second biggest maker of rolls a bakery product, Indian bakery industry needs such skill training to be widely promoted throughout the country to remain in the driving seat. Skill training is a strong requirement to support bakery industry’s fast demand growth, and this program would definitely boost the industry.

Assocom Institute of Bakery Technology & Management (AIBTM) was set up three years back, with specialized inputs from all players who are working in the business. The institute had taken counsel and backing from foundations from USA, South Korea, Canada and Australia. AIBTM plan to train over two thousand persons associated with the bakery industry through different centers operated by the institute in the current year. It is assured to expand a training base for all grain based industries, hospitality and related fields at AIBTM.