Processed Foods



Processed Foods

Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) has been implementing Mega Food Park Scheme (MFPS) since 11th Five Years Plan to create modern infrastructure facilities for the food processing along the value chain from the farm to the market with a cluster based approach based on a hub and spokes model. It includes creation of infrastructure for primary processing and storage near the farm at Primary Processing Centres (PPCs) and Collection Centres (CCs) and common facilities and enabling infrastructure at Central Processing Centre (CPC). The scheme also aims to provide a mechanism to bring together farmers, processors and retailers and link agriculture production to the market so as to ensure maximization of value addition, minimization of wastages and improving farmers’ income.

The scheme of Integrated Cold Chain, Value Addition and Preservation Infrastructure also promotes backward linkages with farmers through Minimal Processing Centres. 
            To create awareness and to sensitize entrepreneurs for setting up of new food processing units in diversified food processing sectors, Ministry is implementing a Scheme for Promotional Activities, under which financial assistance is provided for organizing seminars/ workshops/ fair/ exhibitions in various parts of the country. The Ministry also participates in All India level fairs/ exhibitions for dissemination of information regarding food processing industries, familiarizing the entrepreneurs with modern techniques of production and preservation. 
The details of export of food products are given in Annexure.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

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Assistance for Setting up of Abattoirs
Ministry of Food Processing Industries is implementing the Central Sector Scheme for Setting up/ Modernization of Abattoirs under which assistance in the form of grant-in-aid is provided for setting up of new and modernisation of existing abattoirs to local bodies (Municipal Corporations and Panchayats) / Public Sector Undertakings / Co-Operatives/Boards under Government. The Scheme has flexibility for involvement of private investors on Public Private Partnership (PPP) basis. The proposals that are to be implemented under PPP mode shall follow the guidelines for financial support to PPPs in infrastructure, issued by Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, as adopted by each State Government.

The scheme envisages a grant of 50% in general areas and 75% in difficult areas for cost of Plant and Machinery (P&M) and Technical Civil Work (TCW) and other eligible items subject to a maximum of Rs.15 crore per abattoir. Difficult areas include North Eastern States including Sikkim, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Integrated Tribal Development Project (ITDP) notified areas of the States.

            The details of grant-in-aid released during the 12th Plan period is as below:   No grant-in-aid has been released so far during the current financial year.

Rs.  in crore
S.No
State
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
1.                  
Andhra Pradesh
0.00
1.5
4.5
6.00
2.                  
Arunachal Pradesh
0.00
1.02
0.00
0.00
3.                  
Goa
0.00
0.62
0.00
1.85
4.                  
Himachal Pradesh
4.86
6.00
3.00
0.00
5.                  
Jharkhand
0.00
0.00
0.00
2.59
6.                  
Karnataka
0.00
1.60
1.02
0.17
7.                  
Kerala
0.00
1.44
0.00
5.86
8.                  
Mizoram
0.00
1.28
0.00
0.00
9.                  
Nagaland
0.00
0.00
1.11
4.82
10.              
Puducherry
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.25
11.              
Punjab
0.00
0.00
0.33
0.79
12.              
Sikkim
0.62
0.69
0.19
1.34
13.              
Tamil Nadu
0.00
0.00
0.15
0.00
14.              
Telangana
0.00
5.92
0.00
2.72
15.              
West Bengal
3.86
5.73
0.00
1.05

Total
9.34
25.8
10.3
27.44

The scheme was transferred to the State Governments for implementation under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of National Mission on Food Processing (NMFP) with effect from 1.04.2014. Proposals received up to 31.03.2014 are being processed by the Ministry under the Central Sector Scheme. Fresh proposals with effect from 01.04.2014 are to be submitted to State Governments. However, the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of NMFP has been delinked from Central support from financial year 2015-16.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

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