More than 65 lakh people are employed in food processing units, Parliament was informed today. Nearly 18 lakh people are working in the registered food processing units, while another 48 lakh workers are engaged in non-registered units. As per ASI for 2010-11, the total number of workers in food processing units employed directly, indirectly, through contract labour as well as family members was 16.62 lakh. Out of 9.03 lakh workers directly employed, 2.59 lakh and 6.44 lakh workers were female and male respectively.
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