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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRIES
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 2241
ANSWERED ON:  31.07.2018
Setting up of Food Processing Industries
NIHAL CHAND CHAUHAN
Will the Minister of



FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRIES be pleased to state:-


(a) the progress made in the setup/expansion of food processing industries during the last two years in the country, State/UT-wise including Rajasthan; and

(b) the steps taken/being taken by the Government for the expansion of food processing industries in the country along with the outcome thereof?


ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRIES
(SADHVI NIRANJAN JYOTI)

(a): With a view to promoting food processing industries in the country, Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) has sanctioned 42 Mega Food Parks, 234 Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure, 17 Agro Processing Clusters, 32 Backward and Forward Linkages and 83 food processing units under various schemes of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY). The statement indicating the State-wise details of the food processing industries sanctioned in the country including Rajasthan during last two years and current year is at Annexure.

(b): To promote food processing, MoFPI is implementing Mega Food Parks Scheme, Creation of Infrastructure for Agro Processing Clusters Scheme, Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure Scheme, Creation of Backward and Linkages Scheme, Food Safety and Quality Assurance Infrastructure Scheme and Human Resource & Institutions Scheme in the country. Out of 42 Mega Food Parks 12 have become operational, out of 234 Integrated Cold Chain 124 have become operational and out of 116 Food Testing Laboratories 75 have become operational. In addition, under 3 new schemes approved in 2017 under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY) viz Creation of Infrastructure for Agro Processing Clusters, Creation / Expansion of Food Processing and Preservation Capacities (CEFPPC) and Creation of Backward & Forward Linkages, a total number of 132 projects have been sanctioned.


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