Govt. gives nod to 27 projects under PM Kisan SAMPADA Yojana

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News: Government gave its nod to 27 projects today under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana for development of integrated cold chains and value addition infrastructure in the country.

Facts:

  • Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana: It is a Central Sector Scheme aimed at creating modern infrastructure with efficient supply chain management from farm gate to retail outlet.
  • Objectives:
    • Creation of modern infrastructure for food processing mega food parks/ clusters and individual units
    • To create effective backward and forward linkages – linking farmers, processors and markets
    • To create robust supply chain infrastructure for perishables
  • Implementation: The scheme will be implemented by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries(MoFPI).
  • Components: Seven component schemes under PMKSY:
    • Mega Food Parks.
    • Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure.
    • Infrastructure for Agro-Processing Clusters.
    • Creation of Backward and Forward Linkages.
    • Creation/Expansion of Food Processing & Preservation Capacities.
    • Food Safety and Quality Assurance Infrastructure.
    • Human Resources and Institutions.