Newsletter May - August 2022

Training Program for SHGs of Rural Women Supported by Britannia Nutrition Foundation under CSR

Experts from FICSI conducted a three-day training program for self-help group of rural women at Barai, Gwalior supported by Britannia Nutrition Foundation. Total 19 women participants joined the training program to get the taste of food safety and entrepreneurship in food processing.

The first day of training started with roles and responsibilities of industrial production worker, conduct and behaviour at workplace, good manufacturing practices. The second day comprised SWOT analysis to develop analytical and critical thinking, decision making and team building, basics of entrepreneurship, hazards in food and their identification. FOSTAC Basic Manufacturing training, which is made mandatory by FSSAI for food handlers in processing industry was conducted on the third day. Overall, it was an interactive session. The zeal to learn could be seen in the eyes of all the women. This was a small step towards women empowerment.


Launch of FICSI's Food Vaarta Podcast

A new feather was added to the cap – FICSI started off with it’s Podcast Edition titled - FICSI Food Vaarta released on 15th July 2022. Listening is fun and utilizes the time in best manner. FICSI embarked the new proceeding to reach out to the wide audience of food industry – the supervisors, operators, maintenance personnel and shop floor food handlers. The programme was designed in a manner to throw some light on food safety topics in bilingual language. Since people of India enjoy hindi, the mode was kept more liberal choosing “Hinglish” as the language of communication.

Episode 1 - How to Keep the Food Safe?

Episode 2 - Importance of Food Safety Audits

Episode 3 - Food Frauds and its Prevention in Food Industry

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Online Webinars and Trainings

Online Webinars in the Series of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav

Online Webinar organized on (Food Licensing & Registration of Food Businesses, Hygiene Rating Scheme - FSSAI, Eat Right for Healthy India) in the series of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. 3300+ participants registered for this webinar from the academia and industry.

Online Trainings

To address the Food Safety and Hygiene needs of the food industry trainings covering these aspects are regularly organized by FICSI. Some of the courses that we conduct are FoSTaC, HACCP, Food Defense (TACCP/VACCP), Packaging & Labelling Regulations, Internal Auditing 9001:2015 awareness.

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FICSI Trained Akshaya Patra Food Handlers

FICSI has trained Akshaya Patra Foundation’s food handlers for FoSTaC Advance Catering & COVID-19, as a part of FICSI’s ongoing mission to upskill food processing sector. Akshaya Patra is the largest partner of the Union Government of India to implement the Mid Day Meal scheme in the government run schools of India.       

Training for Patanjali Ayurved Limited

FICSI conducted an onsite training for Allergen Management at Patanjali Auditorium on 3rd of Aug’2022.  Onsite trainings leave a valuable experience both for the trainer and the learner. It was surely an interactive session at Patanjali, Haridwar. A team of 42 participants from various departments were present in the training program.   Read More

Launch of Job Portal

FICSI has launched Job Portal on 15th August 2022, as a part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav ( ), It is one stop solution for factory worker to Mid-Level Manager recruitments. Candidates from all Food Tech & Food Processing Institutes across the country have already registered. The profiles are of varied education levels like, Mtech, Btech, M.Sc, B.Sc, M.Voc, B.Voc, ITI and FICSI’s Short-Term Certification Courses.


FICSI has been Recognized as an Awarding Body by NCVET

Food Industry Capacity and Skill Initiative (FICSI) has been recognized as an Awarding Body by National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET) on 08th June 2022.

FICSI is the only such recognized body for the Food Processing Sector. Also, as per NCVET directives and Awarding Bodies responsibilities, it is now the first and foremost responsibility of the Awarding Body to ensure good Quality Training along with keeping to timelines and proper placement or gainful employment targets.

In this regard, since FICSI as an SSC has the honor of being the owner of Qualification Packs/Job Roles that have been developed by it’s in-house team.


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Adarsh Gram Skill Camp Project

FICSI is working on providing skilling to women, young aspirant entrepreneurs in 25 villages across 5 states of India in food processing sector. FICSI has identified these 25 villages based on population, availability of skilling infrastructure and ease of access to implement the project. FICSI has also recommended the list of sub sector and qualification packs in which these skilling programs need to be implemented.

FICSI has completed orientation and assessment at 20 villages at Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Assam and Rajasthan where certified 2,300 candidates certified.

Training Glimpses

Certificate Distribution- Candidates received reward money of 500 rupees, Skill Card, Skill Certificate along with 2 years accidental insurance certificate and Marks Sheet.

New Collaborations

FICSI and PATH signed an MoU on 17th June,2022 for setting up skilling centres for rice fortification which will be geared up towards capacity building of essential human resources for the successful scale up of rice fortification in India. This collaboration will focus on bringing together a pool of highly informed, experienced, and skilled partners to utilise, sustain, and integrate rice fortification technology in India.

The hub will play a significant role in establishing itself as an appropriate support unit for the expansion of large-scale food fortification in India, in line with our Hon'ble Prime Minister's agenda.

FICSI signed an MoU with Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation (TNSDC) on 9th March, 2022 for planning the skill development training programs and Assessments & Certification under Food Processing sector in Tamil Nadu.

The MoU signing event was successfully conducted at Secretariate in Chennai with presence of Hon'ble Minister for Labour Welfare &Skill Development TN, Thiru.C.V.Ganesan and MD, TNSDC - Smt. Innocent Divya, IAS.


FICSI has singed an MoU with IEC University, where FICSI will provide course content to run B.Voc in Food Processing. FICSI will also assess and certify the students in skill component. IEC University is recognized by UGC- part of a big educational conglomerate spread at different locations in India contributing to the educational cause under the aegis of ‘Vocational Educational Foundation’ since 1999.The University is recognized & approved from various Statutory Bodies like Bar Council of India, Pharmacy Council of India, and Indian Association of Physiotherapists.


FICSI, the Sector Skill Council for Food Processing Industry has collaborated with The University of Trans-Disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology (TDU) to provide QPs, Assessment & Certification to their B.Voc in Food Processing students. FICSI boasts of collaboration with 270+ Colleges & Universities in India for courses in Food Processing.


FICSI and Padmashree Institute of Management & Sciences, affiliated with Bangaluru University has signed MoU for content development, assessment & certification the students enrolled in B.Voc in Food processing. The Institute is focused on research and development of life sciences in general and Nutraceuticals, Food Processing and Biotechnology in particular and rank amongst the well known collages in southern India.


FICSI had an understanding to provide Skill Development Training Centres to Samhita at selected Locations for unemployed youth in a paid model with at least 70% employment linkages where funding was done by Vedanta Foundation. Deliverable for FICSI Training Providers: Centre Setup, Trade Identification, Training, Placement.

Training Partners were selected to impart the Trainings at below mentioned Locations with 600 Target at each centre at New Delhi, Lucknow, Indore.


National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS)

Around 12,500 apprentices are working in 650+ food processing companies under the National Apprentice Promotion Scheme (NAPS). Under this scheme, the government shares 25% of the prescribed stipend, subject to a maximum of IN 1,500 per month per apprentice. The organisations train these apprentices during on job training and later may pick them up as employees.


Governing Body Meet

FICSI Governing Body meeting held on 30th June 2022 in the presence of Vice-President Mr. Ashwani Malhotra and members. FICSI has presented activity reports of FY 2021-22. Discussion points as follows:

  • Activities in skilling
  • Training Provider Affiliations
  • Online Skilling Program
  • Initiative in Placement of Career Support
  • Standards & QA


New Qualification Approved by NSQC

FICSI got approval on its newly approved qualification files in the 17th and 21st NSQC meeting. 2 new qualifications have been approved that shall be valid till next 3 years.

Following are the names of approved qualifications:

  • Fortified Rice Technician                           View QP
  • Food Technologist- Plant Based Proteins   View QP


Industry Engagement

Mr. Sunil Kumar Marwah, CEO, FICSI joined “Industry – Sector Skill Council & Academia Meet” on creation of Skill Ecosystem with Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC) as scheduled today (04th May 2022) at Vijayawada.            Read More

FICSI Training Providers Meeting

FICSI has organized a conference with Skill Training Providers working under Food Processing sector at India Habitat Center on 20th May, 2022.

Plan for increasing the skill training in Food Processing for youth of the nation was discussed along with scope of livelihood enhancement projects under different Government and Private skill development programs.

Webinar of it’s kind for Mahatma Gandhi National Fellows (MGNFs)

Food Industry Capacity & Skill Initiative (FICSI) organized first ever webinar of it’s kind for Mahatma Gandhi National Fellows (MGNFs) on Skill project in Food Processing Sector at the district level across the nation on 22nd June,2022.   Read More


Workshop on Food Processing with Uttarakhand Skill Development Mission

One Day workshop for Self Help Groups (SHGs), Industries and State Govt Stakeholders on Food Processing has been organized on 27th July,2022 by FICSI and Uttarakhand Skill Development Mission (UKSDM) in collaboration with UNDP at Dehradun to sensitize SHGs and other stakeholders on existing and new initiatives to reskill/upskill resources under Food Processing sector in the state of Uttarakhand.

40 SHGs members and 20 state Govt officials attended the event along with Hon’ble Secretary of Department of Skills & Employment, Govt of Uttarakhand.

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