Ministry of Food Processing Industries

Food processing scheme in Rural Uttar Pradesh

Ministry has approved 23 Cold Chain projects, 3 Agro-Processing Clusters, 22 Food Processing Units in Uttar Pradesh under PMKSY

Posted On: 19 MAR 2021 5:20PM by PIB Delhi

The Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) has been implementing the Central Sector Umbrella Scheme - Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana (PMKSY) for overall growth and development of the food processing sector, including the processing of agro- products. The scheme has an outlay of Rs. 6000 crore for the period 2016-17 to 2019-20. The period has since been extended to FY 2020-21. The component schemes of PMKSY are -  (i) Mega Food Park,  (ii) Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure, (iii) Creation /Expansion of Food Processing & Preservation Capacities, (iv) Infrastructure for Agro-Processing Clusters, (v) Creation of Backward & Forward linkages,(vi) Food Safety and Quality Assurance Infrastructure, (vii) Human Resource and Institutions, (viii) Operation Greens.

Under component schemes of PMKSY, MoFPI provides mostly credit-linked financial assistance (capital subsidy) in the form of grants-in-aid to entrepreneurs for setting up of food processing/preservation industries. PMKSY is not any region or state-specific but demand-driven and is implemented across the country including the rural areas of Uttar Pradesh. So far, Ministry has approved 23 Cold Chain projects, 3 Agro-Processing Clusters, 22 Food Processing Units, 6 Creation of Backward & Forward Linkages Projects & 9 Food Test Laboratory projects in Uttar Pradesh under corresponding component schemes of PMKSY.

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 financial, technical and business support for setting up/upgradation of 2 lakh micro food processing enterprises through 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  37826 units have been allocated to Uttar Pradesh with an outlay of Rs 1731.60 crore for the next five years.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Shri Rameswar Teli in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.





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