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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 the 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 the allocation of Rs. 6000 crores.
  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 a 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 in 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 Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana (PMKSY) since 2016-17 for the overall growth and development of the food processing sector, including the 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 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 the Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure Scheme conducted by M/s NABARD Consultancy Limited (NABCONS) in the Year 2020, it has been estimated that captive projects under the scheme have resulted in an 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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