Ministry of Food Processing Industries
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Value Addition of Food Grains

Posted On: 13 DEC 2022 5:43PM by PIB Delhi

The Ministry of Food Processing Industries implement schemes to augment post harvest infrastructure and processing facilities so as to reduce post-harvest losses and augment processing levels of various agriculture produce. As per a study commissioned by the Ministry, the level of processing of food grains has increased over the years, as indicated below:

 

Commodity

Level of Processing (in %)

Foodgrains

2010-11

2015-16

2018-19

49.3

63.2

68.2

              

   

 

 

 

Source: Study to determine the level of Food Processing in India Submitted by M/s. Deloitte (2021)

 

The Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI)  implements a Central Sector umbrella scheme, the Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana (PMKSY) since 2016-17 for overall growth and development of the sector with the aim to augment preservation and processing capacity so as to reduce post-harvest losses, create off farm employment, and enhancing of value addition & exports of processed food with components, namely,(i) Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure, (ii) Infrastructure for Agro-Processing Clusters, (iii) Creation/ Expansion of Food Processing & Preservation Capacities, (iv) Food Safety and Quality Assurance Infrastructure, (v) Human Resources and Institutions–Research & Development and (vi) Operation Greens. Earlier Mega Food Park and Creation of Backward and Forward Linkages schemes were also part of PMKSY during the 14th Finance Commission period.

679 completed projects under PMKSY has resulted in creation of approximately 204.49 LMT of preservation and processing capacity till 30.11.2022.

The Ministry is also implementing the Pradhan Mantri Formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PM-FME) scheme since 2020-21 for providing financial, technical and business support for upgradation / setting up of two lakh micro enterprises based on One District One Product approach. A Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme is being implemented from 2021-22 to 2026-27 in order to support processed fruits & vegetables, marine products, Ready to Eat (RTE)/ Ready to Cook (RTC) products including millet based products and mozzarella cheese segments of the food processing sector. Innovative /organic products by SME segment is also covered under the scheme. Promoting Indian food brands abroad, marketing and branding support are also provided for under the scheme.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

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