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PM Kisan SAMPADA Yojana is a comprehensive package which will result in creation of modern infrastructure with efficient supply chain management from farm gate to retail outlet.

It will not only provide a big boost to the growth of food processing sector in the country but also help in providing better returns to farmers and is a big step towards doubling of farmers income, creating huge employment opportunities especially in the rural areas, reducing wastage of agricultural produce, increasing the processing level and enhancing the export of the processed foods.

To supplement agriculture, modernize processing and decrease agri-waste.

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

1. Mega Food Parks
2. Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure
3. Creation/ Expansion of Food Processing/ Preservation Capacities (Unit Scheme)
4. Infrastructure for Agro-processing Clusters
5. Creation of Backward and Forward Linkages
6. Food Safety and Quality Assurance Infrastructure
7. Human Resources and Institutions

Earlier named as SAMPADA (Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters), this central sector scheme has been approved for the period of 2016-20 coterminous with the 14th Finance Commission cycle.

It would benefit 20 lakh farmers directly and generate 5,30,500 direct/indirect employment in the country by the year 2019-20.


Mega Food Park is an inclusive concept and a scheme of the Ministry of Food Processing of the Government of India, aimed at establishing a "direct linkage from farm to processing and then to consumer markets" through a network of collection centres and primary processing centres.

1. Its purpose was to increase processing of perishables from 6% to 20% and to increase India's Share in global food trade by at least 3% up to year 2015.

2. To provide modern infrastructure for food processing units in the country and ensure value addition of agricultural produce including dairy, fisheries etc.

3. Establish sustainable raw material supply chain in a cluster.

4. Address needs of small and micro food processing enterprising by providing plug and play facilities.

It is Based on ‘Cluster’ approach and envisages creation of state of art support infrastructure in a well-defined agri/horticulture zone for setting modern food processing units along with well established supply chain.

The supply chain consists of collection centres, primary centres, central processing centres, cold chain and around 30-35 fully developed plots for entrepreneurs to set up food processing units.

FUNDING – Grant in aid of 50% of eligible cost in general and 75% in north-east and difficult areas subject to a maximum of 50 crore per project.

Government provides grants up to Rs 50 crores for each food park to a consortium of companies.

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