[India], Feb 7 (ANI): The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved the introduction of National Institute of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management Bill, 2019, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
The objective of the bill is to confer the status of institutions of National Importance to National Institute of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) at Kundli, Haryana, and the Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology (IIFPT) at Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu.
The legislation would provide for functional autonomy to the institutes to design and develop courses, undertake research activities and leverage enhanced status in their academic pursuits so that they become world class institutes.
The institutes would implement the reservation policy of the government and would also undertake special outreach activities for the benefit of concerned stakeholders. (ANI)