Food processing

Food processing

MOFPI (ministry of food processing industry)

Government of India (GOI) has approved a new Central Sector Scheme – Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana (Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters) with an allocation of Rs. 6,000 crore for the period 2016-20 coterminous with the 14th Finance Commission cycle. The scheme will be implemented by Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI). Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana

PM Kisan SAMPADA Yojana is a comprehensive package which will result in creation of modern infrastructure with efficient supply chain management from farm gate to retail outlet. It will not only provide a big boost to the growth of food processing sector in the country but also help in providing better returns to farmers and is a big step towards doubling of farmers income, creating huge employment opportunities especially in the rural areas, reducing wastage of agricultural produce, increasing the processing level and enhancing the export of the processed foods.

The following schemes will be implemented under PM Kisan SAMPADA Yojana :

Mega Food Parks

Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure

Creation/ Expansion of Food Processing/ Preservation Capacities (Unit Scheme)

Infrastructure for Agro-processing Clusters

Creation of Backward and Forward Linkages

Food Safety and Quality Assurance Infrastructure

Human Resources and Institutions

Operation Greens/TOP scheme (tomato, onion, potato cluster development)

APEDA (agricultural produce export development authority)

The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) is established by the Government of India for promotion and development of export of products wise Fruits, Vegetables and their Products, Meat and Meat Products, Poultry and Poultry Products, Dairy Products, Confectionery, Biscuits and Bakery Products, Honey, Jaggery and Sugar Products, Cocoa and its products, chocolates of all kinds, Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages, Cereal and Cereal Products, Groundnuts, Peanuts and Walnuts, Pickles, Papads and Chutneys, Guar Gum, Floriculture and Floriculture Products, Herbal and Medicinal Plants.

The following functions have been assigned to the APEDA.

Development of industries relating to the scheduled products for export by way of providing financial assistance or otherwise for undertaking surveys and feasibility studies, participation in enquiry capital through joint ventures and other reliefs and subsidy schemes;

Registration of persons as exporters of the scheduled products on payment of such fees as may be prescribed;

Fixing of standards and specifications for the scheduled products for the purpose of exports;

Carrying out inspection of meat and meat products in slaughter houses, processing plants, storage premises, conveyances or other places where such products are kept or handled for the purpose of ensuring the quality of such products;

Improving of packaging of the Scheduled products;

Improving of marketing of the Scheduled products outside India;

Promotion of export oriented production and development of the Scheduled products;

Collection of statistics from the owners of factories or establishments engaged in the production, processing, packaging, marketing or export of the scheduled products or from such other persons as may be prescribed on any matter relating to the scheduled products and publication of the statistics so collected or of any portions thereof or extracts therefrom;

Training in various aspects of the industries connected with the scheduled products;

PSI Maharashtra (package scheme of incentive)

Maharashtra has been the Leader on industrial front of India. It has always been the endeavour to develop sustaining industrial growth, facilitate speedier flow of investment. An eligible unit in the Private Sector, State Public Sector / Joint Sector and the Co-operative Sector & Central Public Sector (Only for Mega Project) is considered for incentives under the PSI Scheme. PSI scheme covers components for incentives wise

Interest subsidy waiver

Electricity duty exemption

Stamp duty waiver

Technology up-gradation equipment

Quality certification

Cleaner production

Patent registration

Water audit

Energy audit

Energy efficiency equipment


Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI), in partnership with the State/ UT Governments, has launched an all India Centrally Sponsored PM Formalisation of Micro food processing Enterprises Scheme (PM FME Scheme) for providing financial, technical and business support for up-gradation of existing micro food processing enterprises. The scheme comers the components wise

One district one product

Up-gradation of individual micro food processing area

Support to FPOs/ SHGs/ Producer companies

Seed capital to institution

Common infrastructure

Branding and marketing support

Capacity building and training