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Projects Approved under Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana to Benefit 34 lakh Famers

M Kanika
M Kanika
Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana

Minister of State, M/o Food Processing Industries, Prahlad Singh Patel in Lok Sabha said that the Ministry of Food Processing industries (MoFPI) has been implementing the Central Sector Umbrella Scheme 'Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana' (PMKSY) since 2016-17 for overall growth & development of food processing sector, including the processing of agro-products and thus increasing the income of farmers.

He said the component schemes of PMKSY are - Mega Food Park, Creation/Expansion of Food Processing & Preservation Capacities, Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure, Creation of Backward & Forward linkages, Food Safety and Quality Assurance Infrastructure, Infrastructure for Agro-Processing Clusters, Human Resource and Institutions and Operation Greens.

Under the component schemes of PMKSY, MoFPI provides mostly credit linked financial assistance in the form of grants-in-aid to entrepreneurs for setting up of food processing/preservation industries. PMKSY is not region or state specific but its demand driven and is implemented across the country including rural areas of Tamil Nadu.

So far, the Ministry has approved 41 Mega food Parks, 353 Cold Chain projects, 63 Agro-Processing Clusters, 292 Food Processing Units, 63 Creation of Backward and Forward Linkages Projects & 6 Operation Green projects across the country under corresponding component schemes of PMKSY.

Out of these, The Ministry has approved 1 Mega Food Park project, 17 Cold Chain projects, 10 Agro-Processing Clusters, 22 Food Processing Units, 9 Creation of Backward & Forward Linkages Projects & 20 Food Test Laboratory projects in Tamil Nadu under corresponding component schemes of PMKSY.

The sanctioned projects across the country under component schemes of PMKSY are  estimated to the benefit about 34 lakh famers on completion. In the evaluation study of Integrated Cold Chain & Value Addition Infrastructure Scheme conducted by M/s NABARD Consultancy Limited (NABCONS) in the Year 2020, has been estimated that the captive projects under the scheme have resulted in increase in farm-gate prices by 12.38 % & each project is estimated to the benefit more than 9500 farmers. 

Also, as part of the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Initiative, MoFPI is implementing a Centrally Sponsored Scheme-PM Formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises Scheme (PMFME) for providing the financial, technical & business support for setting up/upgradation of 2 lakh micro food processing enterprises through the credit linked subsidy during five years from 2020-21 to 2024-25 with an outlay of Rs. 10,000 crore.

Out of this, a total of 12128 units have been allocated to Tamil Nadu with tentative outlay of Rs 572.71 cr. for five years.

Source: PIB

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