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:
|Year||Budget 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.