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Tamil Nadu, India: Plea not to allow FDI in food processing sector

CHENNAI: An industry lobby, representing small traders in Tamil Nadu, appealed to the Centre not to allow FDI in food processing sector, expressing fear that it would take away lot of jobs.

“Our request is not to allow FDI in food processing”, Federation of Tamil Nadu Rice Mill Owners and Paddy-Rice Dealers Association, President, D Thulasingam told reporters here.

Observing that many jobs, direct or indirect, would be lost due to this move, he said they had presented a memorandum to the State Government in this regard, highlighting their concern.

“We have already met senior government officials and expressed our unhappiness. Recently, we submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister cell”, he said.

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