Bihar is a land of immense opportunities for food processing owing to its agricultural potential, enabling policy environment and new schemes launched by Govt. of Bihar, said Sri A.K. Sinha, Principal Secretary, Dept. of Industry. He further said that Bihar produces 50 lacs MT Paddy in an area of 40 lacs Ha. & 20 lacs MT of Maize in an area of 7 lacs Ha. It is third largest producer of vegetables (approx. 130 lacs MT), seventh largest producer of fruits (approx 30 lacs MT) and also has unique products like litchi, Makhana, Banana and Mangoes.
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