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National Mission of Food Processing - NFMP giving impetus to Food Processing Industries

New Delhi: December 14,2012

To facilitate the entrepreneurs and domestic agro-processing industries in setting up/modernisation of FPIs, Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) had launched a Centrally Sponsored Scheme - National Mission on Food Processing (NMFP) during 2012-13 of 12th Five Year Plan. Under the mission, State Governments receive the applications, sanction and release the grants-in-aid to the eligible beneficiaries. NMFP also provides flexibility to States / UTs in the selection of beneficiaries, location of projects etc. for the development of food processing sector. This initiative of the Ministry would give an impetus to food processing industries in the country. The Major Programmes/Schemes covered under NMFP during 2012-13 are:

 

(i). Scheme for Technology Up-gradation / Establishment / Modernisation of Food Processing Industries.

 

(ii). Scheme for Cold Chain, Value Addition and Preservation Infrastructure for Non Horticultural Products.

 

(iii). Scheme for Human Resource Development (HRD):

 

(a). Creation of Infrastructure Facilities for Running Degree/Diploma/Certificate Courses in Food Processing Technology.

 

(b). Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP)

 

(c) . Food Processing Training Centre (FPTC)

 

(iv). Scheme for Promotional Activities:

 

a) Organizing Seminar/Workshop

b) Conducting Studies/Surveys

c) Support to Exhibitions/Fairs

d) Advertisement & Publicity

 

During the 12th Plan (2012-13), the scheme of Technology Up-gradation / Establishment / Modernization of Food Processing Industries has been subsumed in National Mission on Food Processing (Centrally Sponsored Scheme) implemented by States / UTs w.e.f. 01.04.2012. Accordingly, all the State Governments have been empowered to receive the applications, sanction and release the grants-in-aid to the eligible beneficiaries under various components of the Mission.

 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, Dr. Charan Das Mahant in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

 
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