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MoFPI Sanctioned 39 Mega Food Parks & 298 Integrated Cold Chain Projects

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The Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) has sanctioned 39 Mega Food Parks and 298 Integrated Cold Chain Projects throughout the country to fill in the gaps across the value chain and establishing the Cold Chain Grid.

The MoFPI is focusing on building cold chain infrastructure across the country, for seamless transfer of perishables from production to consumption areas, through the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY), which comprises of component schemes namely (i) Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure, (ii) Mega Food Park, (iii) Creation of Backward & Forward Linkages, (iv) Creation/ Expansion of Food Processing and Preservation Capacities (v) Agro Processing Clusters and (vi) Operation Greens.  These schemes aim at arresting post-harvest losses of horticulture and non-horticulture produce by encouraging the creation of cold storages/ primary processing/ and transportation facilities across the country.

A State/ UT-wise list showing the approved Cold Chain and Mega Food Park projects as on date under the PMKSY is placed below:

S.No.State / UTCold Chain projectMega Food Park projectTotal Projects
1Andaman & Nicobar Islands11
2Andhra Pradesh15318
3Arunachal Pradesh112
4Assam213
5Bihar516
6Chhattisgarh314
7Gujarat19221
8Haryana12214
9Himachal Pradesh16117
10Jammu & Kashmir718
11Karnataka14216
12Kerala527
13Madhya Pradesh8210
14Maharashtra64367
15Manipur112
16Mizoram213
17Nagaland112
18Odisha527
19Punjab20323
20Rajasthan11112
21Tamil Nadu1818
22Telangana11213
23Tripura11
24Uttar Pradesh21223
25Uttarakhand24226
26West Bengal12113
TOTAL29839337

The above information was given by Shri Rameswar Teli, Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, in a reply in the Lok Sabha

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