To carry out administration of the State Food Processing Mission, a State level Empowered Committee (SLEC) will be constituted by the State Government under the Chairmanship of the Chief Secretary having representatives from other concerned Departments, as deemed proper by the concerned State Governments including the representative of Finance Department of the State. Central Government will nominate its representative who will be a Member in the SLEC. The State Mission Director to be appointed by the State Government will be the nodal agency and they may be invited in the implementation and monitoring of NMFP.

State food processing departments/Directorate of Food Processing Industry/any suitable organization so identified by the State will act as Mission Directorate for state food processing Mission.

States may decide whether to implement the NMFP scheme through State level bodies or district level bodies or as the case may be or as may be decided by SLEC.

At the operational level, State Governments would have the freedom to nominate, or create a suitable autonomous agency to be registered under the Societies Registration Act for implementing the Mission programmes at the State and District levels. The Panchayati Raj Institutions existing in the State may be involved in the implementation structure.