Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution

Post-harvest losses in agricultural produce being minimized : Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey

Scheme for Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure in operation

Both horticultural and non-horticultural produce are eligible for support under this scheme: Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey

Posted On: 20 JUL 2021 4:11PM by PIB Delhi

The Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today informed that as per a study conducted by ICAR-CIPHET, Ludhiana on the extent of harvest and post- harvest losses of major agricultural produce in 2015, the estimated annual value of harvest and post-harvest losses of major agricultural produce at national level was Rs. 92,651 crore using production data of 2012-13 at 2014 wholesale prices. Similarly, the estimated loss for fruits was Rs. 16,644 crores and for vegetables was Rs.14,842 crores.

In order to minimize the post-harvest losses and enhance value addition in agricultural produce, Ministry of Food Processing Industries has been implementing the Scheme for Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure since 2008. The Scheme provides for promoting integrated cold chain facilities from the farm gate to the consumer, end to end, in order to reduce losses by improving efficiency in the collection of farm produce, its storage, transportation and minimal processing.  Both horticultural and non-horticultural produce are eligible for support under this scheme.

Year-wise budget allocation and expenditure under the scheme is as follows:

Year-wise Budget Allocation during the year from 2017-18 to 2021-22

(Rs. in crore)

Year

Revised Estimate

Expenditure

2017-18

198.68

196.15

2018-19

271.59

244.74

2019-20

326.16

271.12

2020-21

252.58

207.40

2021-22

227.60

(Budget Estimate)

56.00

 

The State-wise details of projects approved, completed and ongoing, including Maharashtra, as on 30.06.2021 is as follows-

State/UT-wise Projects details under Cold Chain Scheme [as on 30.06.2021]

 

States/

UTs

Approved

Completed

Ongoing

Project Cost

(Rs cr.)

Approved

Grant

(Rs cr.)

Released

Grant

(Rs cr.)

Investment Leveraged

(Rs cr.)

Employment Generated

Farmer Benefited

1

Maharashtra

62

52

10

1,658.31

430.93

376.61

1,227.38

37,200

592,224

2

Uttarakhand

30

22

8

541.82

277.32

201.71

264.50

18,000

286,560

3

Andhra Pradesh

28

8

10

1,179.60

242.04

94.80

937.56

16,800

267,456

4

Gujarat

28

19

9

1,098.15

232.31

149.82

865.84

16,800

267,456

5

Uttar Pradesh

26

17

9

646.47

202.00

143.44

444.47

15,600

248,352

6

Punjab

23

16

7

464.34

147.89

110.02

316.45

13,800

219,696

7

Haryana

19

10

9

498.47

141.38

69.76

357.09

11,400

181,488

8

Tamil Nadu

17

10

7

523.97

117.01

70.80

406.96

10,200

162,384

9

Himachal Pradesh

16

11

5

371.27

139.07

99.69

232.20

9,600

152,832

10

Karnataka

16

11

5

430.83

110.97

73.18

319.86

9,600

152,832

11

Rajasthan

15

11

4

348.77

94.21

65.90

254.56

9,000

143,280

12

West Bengal

13

8

5

358.51

89.65

62.62

268.86

7,800

124,176

13

Madhya Pradesh

12

6

6

277.27

92.19

41.19

185.08

7,200

114,624

14

Telangana

12

5

7

427.01

97.71

54.86

329.30

7,200

114,624

15

Jammu & Kashmir

7

6

1

111.83

53.23

37.98

58.60

4,200

66,864

16

Bihar

6

3

3

151.59

47.19

30.64

104.40

3,600

57,312

17

Kerala

6

3

3

168.14

42.35

13.66

125.79

3,600

57,312

18

Odisha

4

2

2

193.10

32.08

18.58

161.02

2,400

38,208

19

Nagaland

3

1

2

47.11

22.39

6.98

24.72

1,800

28,656

20

Andaman & Nicobar

2

1

1

24.95

12.45

2.00

12.50

1,200

19,104

21

Assam

2

2

0

38.28

17.37

17.37

20.91

1,200

19,104

22

Chhattisgarh

2

2

0

39.33

11.52

11.52

27.81

1,200

19,104

23

Mizoram

2

2

0

22.46

12.77

12.77

9.69

1,200

19,104

24

Arunachal Pradesh

1

1

0

15.32

6.46

5.28

8.86

600

9,552

25

Manipur

1

1

0

18.49

9.96

9.96

8.53

600

9,552

 

Total

353

230

113

9,655.39

2,682.45

1,781.14

6,972.94

211,800

3,371,856

 

Note: No state-wise allocation of funds is made for various component of the cold chain scheme including integrated packhouse, pre-cooling units, IQF, cold storage, packing facility, mobile pre-coolers, reefer trucks/ insulated tankers suitable for transportation of perishable agri-commodities, horticulture, dairy, poultry, fish produce, meat etc.

 

Source: Ministry of Food Processing Industries, GoI.

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