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Ministry of Food Processing Industries

Promotion of Cold Chain Scheme


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03 AUG 2021 1:17PM by PIB Delhi

             In order to minimize the post-harvest losses and enhance value addition in the agricultural produce, the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) has been implementing the “Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure Scheme” which a component of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojna (PMKSY). A total of 353 projects have been approved under the scheme till date for various States/UTs.

The details of funds allotted and expanded during 2016-17 to 2021-22 is as under:

 

Year

Budget Estimate (Rupees in Crores)

Revised Estimate (Rupees in Crores)

Expenditure (Rupees in Crores)

2016-17

158.23

185.21

184.88

2017-18

180.00

198.68

196.15

2018-19

400.00

271.59

244.74

2019-20

290.00

326.16

271.12

2020-21

349.71

252.58

207.40

2021-22

227.60

53.45

(as on 30.06.2021)

 

Soil, water, fertilizer etc. affect the quality and losses but no quantified data available.

Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel gave this information in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

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