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GoI Initiatives

  • Now Government of India (GOI) has approved the continuation of the Central Sector Scheme:

    Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana (Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters) with an allocation of Rs. 4600 crore till 31.03.2026 coterminous with the 15th Finance Commission cycle.

  • PM Kisan Sampada Yojana:

    This scheme is aimed at promoting entrepreneurs in setting up food processing units, closer to agricultural areas. Development of cold storage facilities, specialised packaging units, warehousing facilities, etc and other preservation facilities are eligible for grants under the scheme. The scheme provides a grant in aid of 35% of the eligible project cost in most states and 50% of the project cost in North-east and Himalayan states. The development of agricultural facilities under the scheme intends the benefits investors, entrepreneurs, farmers, farmer organisations, and agriculture cooperatives.

  • Creation of Mega Food Parks:

    A mega food park is an integrated facility that provides for storage, processing. Additionally, value additions to a large number of players in the food processing industry. Under the Mega Food Park Scheme, the Government of India provides financial assistance up to Rs. 50.00 Crore per Mega Food Park project.

  • PM Formalization of Micro Food processing Enterprises:

    This scheme aims at helping small micro-units engaged in the food processing industry. Many businesses at the grass-root level such as chilli drying, spice packaging, pickle, and papad making engage directly with farmers.

  • Production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme for the food processing sector:

    The Government announced this scheme this year with an outlay of 10,900 crore Rupees This will help create 2.5 lakh jobs by 2026-27, boost exports and facilitate the expansion of food processing capacity to generate processed food output worth Rs 33,494 crore.