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New Delhi: The Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) is implementing a Core Sector Framework Program – Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY) since 2016-17 for the overall growth and development of the food processing sector. foods, including grains, oilseeds, vegetables and fruit-based processing industries. As part of its constituent programs, MoFPI provides credit-related financial assistance (capital grant) in the form of grants to entrepreneurs for the establishment of food processing / preservation industries with infrastructure at the level of the operations such as primary processing facilities, collection centers, etc. , a total of 292 food processing units have been approved for assistance under the Food Processing and Preservation Capacity Building / Expansion component program. In addition, a total of 124 primary processing centers with a dry warehouse capacity of 116,450 MT, cold storage capacity of 56,520 MT and deep freezing capacity of 1,750 MT have been approved under the Mega Food Park projects. .

The government announced the expansion of the scope of the “Operation Greens Scheme” from tomato, onion and potato (TOP) to 22 perishable products, in the budget speech for 2021-2022, in order to reinforce the added value of these perishable foodstuffs. The ministry has identified these 22 perishables, which include mango, banana, apple, pineapple, carrot, cauliflower, beans, etc.

This information was given by the Minister of State for M / o Food Processing Industries, Prahlad Singh Patel, in a written response to Rajya Sabha today.

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