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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)
2016-17158.23185.21184.88
2017-18180.00198.68196.15
2018-19400.00271.59244.74
2019-20290.00326.16271.12
2020-21349.71252.58207.40
2021-22227.6053.45

(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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