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  • Schemes for food processing sector

    The Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Govt. of India has issued Expression of Interest (EOI) for inviting proposals from prospective entrepreneurs/ investors under the following scheme under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY).

     

    (i)     Creation of Infrastructure for Agro-processing Clusters (closing date of EOI 30.11.2018):

    • Eligible Organizations are Govt. / PSUs / Joint Ventures/NGOs / Cooperatives / Self Help Groups (SHGs) / Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) / Farmer Producer Companies (FPCs)/ Private Sector / partnership firm/ individuals etc.
    • Capital grant @ 35% / 50% in general/difficult area up to max Rs. 10 Cr.
    • At least 10 acres is required either by purchase or on lease of at least 50 years.
    • 70 slots available in the country.

     

    (ii)    Creation of Backward and Forward Linkages (closing date of EOI 30.11.2018 for NER and SC / ST promoters):

    • Eligible Organizations are Central and State PSUs / Joint Ventures / NGOs / Cooperatives / Self Help Groups (SHGs)/Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) /Farmer Producer Companies (FPCs) / Private Sector / Partnership firm / individuals etc.
    • Capital grant @ 35% /50% in general / difficult areas up to max. of Rs 5.00 Cr
    • Land as per requirement of the project

     

    (iii)    Creation / Expansion of Food Processing & Preservation Capacities (closing date of EOI 15.12.2018):

    • Eligible Organizations are Central and State PSUs / Joint Ventures / NGOs / Cooperatives / Self Help Groups (SHGs) / Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) / Farmer Producer Companies (FPCs) / Private Sector / partnership firm / individuals etc.
    • Capital grant @ 35% / 50% in general / difficult areas / SC&ST promoters up to max Rs 5 crore
    • Units shall be set up in Mega Food Parks, Agro Processing Clusters and designated Food Parks notified by the Ministry from time to time. However, the proposals from SC/ST promoters having eligible project cost of Rs 5 crore or more may set up food processing units anywhere in the country.
    • 271 slots available in the country

    The operational guidelines of the schemes are available at this Ministry’s website: www.mofpi.nic.in.

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