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Govt. gives nod to 27 integrated cold chain development projects under PM Kisan SAMPADA Yojana

2nd September, 2020 Economy

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

  • The new integrated cold chain projects will generate direct and indirect employment for over 16,000 people and benefit nearly 2,57,000 farmers.
  • Saving the perishable produce, by provisioning adequate infrastructure, will help in augmenting farmers’ incomes and will also act towards making India self-reliant in the fruits and vegetables sector.
  • The projects will help in streamlining the agricultural supply chain and generate direct and indirect employment opportunities in rural areas.
  • These 27 new projects will leverage a total investment of Rs 743 crores for the creation of modern, innovative infrastructure and effective cold chain facilities for the food processing sector across various states including Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh. 
  • 85 Cold Chain Projects have also been considered for financial assistance under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana.

About PM Kisan SAMPADA Yojana:

  • A Central Sector Scheme - SAMPADA (Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters) was approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) in 2017. This umbrella scheme has now been renamed as the "Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY)" to be implemented by Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI).


  • 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


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

Mega Food Parks

  • To provide modern infrastructure for food processing units in the country.
  • To ensure value addition of agricultural produce including dairy, fisheries etc.
  • To establish a sustainable raw material supply chain for each cluster.
  • To facilitate induction of the latest technology.
  • To address the need of small and micro food processing enterprises by providing plug & play facilities.
  • To provide an institutional mechanism for producers, processors, and retailers to work together to build the supply chain.

Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure

  • To arrest post-harvest losses of horticulture & non-horticulture produce by providing financial assistance in setting up integrated cold chain, preservation and value addition infrastructure facilities without any break from the farm gate to the consumer.

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

  • Creation/ expansion and / or modernization of processing / preservation capacities which will help in increasing the level of processing, value addition and thereby reduction of wastage.
  • The setting up of new units and modernization/ expansion of existing unit will be covered under the scheme. The processing units undertake a wide range of processing activities depending on the processing sectors which results in value addition and/or enhancing shelf life of the processed products.

Infrastructure for Agro-processing Clusters

  • To create modern infrastructure for food processing closer to production areas.
  • To provide integrated and complete preservation infrastructure facilities from the farm gate to the consumer.
  • To create effective backward and forward linkages by linking groups of producers / farmers to the processors and markets through well-equipped supply chain.

Creation of Backward and Forward Linkages

  • To create effective backward & forward linkages for perishable agri-horti produce through setting up of primary processing centres / collection centres at farm gate, distribution hub and retail outlets at the front end.
  • To provide preservation facilities for enhancing shelf life of perishable agricultural produce resulting in better remunerative prices to farmers.

Food Safety and Quality Assurance Infrastructure

  • To establish a surveillance system for monitoring the quality and composition of food.
  • To analyse the samples received from processing industry and other stakeholders.
  • To reduce the time for analysis of samples by reducing transportation time of samples.
  • To ensure compliance of international and domestic standards on food in case of exports as well as imports.

Human Resources and Institutions

  • The objective of the scheme is that end product/outcome/findings of R&D work should benefit food processing industry in terms of product and process development, efficient technologies, improved packaging, value addition etc. with commercial value along with standardization of various factors viz., additives, colouring agents, preservatives, pesticide residues, chemical contaminants, microbiological contaminants and naturally occurring toxic substances within permissible limits.

Reference: http://newsonair.com/News?title=Govt.-gives-nod-to-27-integrated-cold-chain-development-projects-under-PM-Kisan-SAMPADA-Yojana&id=398784