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  • 24 July, 2021

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Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana

  1. Erstwhile SAMPADA (Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters). It is under Ministry of Food Processing Industries.
  2. Tenure: SAMPADA launched in 2017 for 2016 - 2020 coterminus with the cycle of 14th FC.
  3. Funding: Central Sector Scheme with allocation of Rs. 6000 crore.
  4. The objective of PMKSY is to supplement agriculture, modernize processing and decrease Agri-Waste. It focuses on Food processing in India.
  5. Components: It is an umbrella scheme incorporating ongoing schemes of the Ministry like
    1. Mega Food Parks, Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure, Food Safety and Quality Assurance Infra, etc. and
    2. Also new schemes like Infrastructure for Agro-processing Clusters, Creation of Backward and Forward Linkages, Creation / Expansion of Food Processing & Preservation Capacities.
  6. Mega Food Parks Scheme, 2008
    1. It aims to create a modern FPI infra based on cluster approach and hub and spoke model (CPC, PPC, CC) in a demand driven manner. The central processing centre is networked with the primary processing centres and collection centres located at the farm gate in production areas.
    2. It is now subsumed under PM Kisan Sampada Yojana.
    3. Godavari Mega Aqua Food Park at West Godavari District, AP is India’s first Mega Aqua Food Park operationalized exclusively for fish and marine products processing in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
  7. Impact
    1. It will result in the creation of modern infra with efficient supply chain management from farm gate to retail outlet.
    2. It also aims to double Farmer's income and boost to Food Processing sector.
    3. It will create huge employment opportunities especially in rural India.
    4. The scheme will stimulate the export of processed food.
    5. Reduce the harvest and post-harvest losses.

Recent news

  • Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) has been implementing Central Sector Umbrella Scheme - Pradhan MantriKisan SAMPADA Yojana (PMKSY) since 2016-17 for overall growth and development of food processing sector, including processing of agro- products and thus increasing the income of the farmers.
  • The component schemes of PMKSY are –
    1. Mega Food Park,
    2. Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure,
    3. Creation /Expansion of Food Processing & Preservation Capacities,
    4. Infrastructure for Agro-Processing Clusters,
    5. Creation of Backward & Forward linkages,
    6. Food Safety and Quality Assurance Infrastructure,
    7. Human Resource and Institutions,
    8. 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.
  • So far, Ministry has approved 41 Mega food Parks, 353 Cold Chain projects, 63 Agro Processing Clusters, 292 Food Processing Units, 63 Creation of Backward & Forward Linkages Projects & 6 Operation Green projects across the country under corresponding component schemes of PMKSY.
  • These sanctioned projects are estimated to benefit about 34 lakh farmers on completion. In the evaluation study of Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure Scheme conducted by M/s NABARD Consultancy Limited (NABCONS) in Year 2020, it has been estimated that captive projects under the scheme have resulted in increase in farm-gate prices by 12.38 % and each project is estimated to benefit more than 9500 farmers.

Source: PIB


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