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Food Processing Ministry Highlighted Promotion of Cold Chain Scheme

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In order to minimize the post-harvest losses and enhance value addition in the agricultural produce, the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) has been implementing the “Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure Scheme” which a component of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojna (PMKSY). A total of 353 projects have been approved under the scheme till date for various States/UTs.

The details of funds allotted and expanded during 2016-17 to 2021-22 is as under:

YearBudget Estimate (Rupees in Crores)Revised Estimate (Rupees in Crores)Expenditure (Rupees in Crores)

(as on 30.06.2021)

Soil, water, fertilizer etc. affect the quality and losses but no quantified data available.

Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel gave this information in a written reply in Lok Sabha.

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