New Delhi: Smt Harsimrat Kaur Badal,assumed charge of her office as the Union Minister of Food Processing Industries for a second term here today.
This is the second stint of SmtBadal as Minister of Food Processing Industries after holding the same charge under NDA 1 from 2014 to 2019.
During her time as the Cabinet Minister her main achievements include the successful organisation of World Food India 2017 (following which preparations for World Food India 2019 are currently underway), successful operationalisation of Operation Greens to arrest the fluctuation in prices of tomato, onion and potato, giving a major boost to food processing in India by way of inauguration of 17 Mega Food Parks, fast tracking of approvals of cold chains and other projects et al. The Minister notably led efforts of Indian food processing sector towards relief efforts in Kerala in 2018.
SmtHarsimrat Kaur Badal is a Member of Parliament from Bathinda, Punjab and a member of Shiromani Akali Dal. This is her third consecutive stint as an MP from Bathinda after being a part of both the 15th and 16thLok Sabha from the same constituency. Smt Harsimrat Kaur Badalhas done her schooling from Loreto convent school, New Delhi and subsequently pursued a three-year course in textile design.