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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRIES
LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO: 340
ANSWERED ON:  21.12.2021
Setting Up of Cold Storage in FPIs
Shrikant Eknath Shinde
Sujay Radhakrishna Vikhepatil
Will the Minister of



FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRIES be pleased to state:-


(a) the initiatives taken by the Government in Food Processing Industries (FPI) sector regarding renewal of the contemporary technology and protection against climate change, price fluctuations, demand shocks and also sustained investment;

(b) the details of the procedure for setting up of cold storages under this Ministry at the State level; and

(c) the number of cold storages being operated in the country till data, State/UT-wise particularly in the State of Maharashtra?


ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRIES
(SHRI PASHUPATI KUMAR PARAS)

(a) to (c): A statement is laid on the Table of the House.




STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PART (a) TO (c) OF LOK SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO.340 FOR ANSWER ON 21ST DECEMBER 2021 REGARDING “SETTING UP OF COLD STORAGE IN FPIs”

(a): The Government is implementing National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) which is the overarching policy framework for climate action in the country. In line with the NAPCC, many schemes and programs have been launched to scale up India’s action on both, the adaptation and mitigation. Financial assistance is also provided by the Ministry to various institutions/research organization to develop green/low carbon foot print technologies for food processing sector.

Besides supporting setting up of modern food processing infrastructure in the country through its schemes, the Ministry is undertaking price stabilization measures for perishable fruits and vegetables through financial support at the rate of 50% of expenses on transportation and storage for evacuation of surplus production crops from the producing area to the consumption centres during glut situations, under the Operation Greens scheme.

Further, regulatory and policy reforms have been undertaken to ensure conducive environment to the food processing investors, including those engaged in exports. These measures include shifting from product approval regime to an ingredient based approval system, putting in place an Empowered Group of Secretaries(EGoS) under the Cabinet Secretary and Project Development Cells in the Ministries; streamlining proposal approval and Grants disbursal process through on-line portal, etc.

(b): MoFPI invites proposals for setting up of food processing infrastructure (associated with compatible cold storages of varied nature, like Controlled Atmosphere, Modified Atmosphere, Frozen, etc.) by floating Expression of Interest (EOI)” from time to time under component schemes of Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana (PMKSY). The applications are received through online portal and examined based on eligibility and assessment criteria prescribed under the scheme guidelines. The promoters of the selected proposals thereafter initiate action for setting up the relevant units as per sanctioned project.

(c): The State/UT-wise details of number of cold storages (CA/MA/Frozen, etc) associated with projects sanctioned under various schemes of the Ministry, including for the State of Maharashtra, is given as under:

Sr.No State/UT Number
1 Andaman & Nicobar 2
2 Andhra Pradesh 45
3 Arunachal Pradesh 7
4 Assam 13
5 Bihar 8
6 Chhattisgarh 9
7 D & N Haveli & Daman & Diu 1
8 Gujarat 39
9 Haryana 29
10 Himachal Pradesh 27
11 Jammu & Kashmir 21
12 Karnataka 37
13 Kerala 11
14 Madhya Pradesh 15
15 Maharashtra 112
16 Manipur 15
17 Meghalaya 10
18 Mizoram 9
19 Nagaland 8
20 Odisha 10
21 Punjab 73
22 Rajasthan 31
23 Tamil Nadu 59
24 Telangana 18
25 Tripura 1
26 Uttar Pradesh 41
27 Uttarakhand 57
28 West Bengal 23
Total 731


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