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Ministry of Food Processing Industries is implementing Mega Food Park Scheme (MFPS) to create modern infrastructure for the food processing industries since 2008. This scheme is now a component of the new Central Sector Umbrella Scheme– Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY). The Mega Food Park Scheme (MFPS) aims at providing modern infrastructure facilities for food processing along the value chain from farm to market.

As on date, Ministry has accorded final approval to 37 MFPs in 23 States/UTs which are under various stages of implementation. Out of this, 19 MFPs are operational.Total 42 Mega Food Parks(MFPs) were envisaged by the Government.As per the scheme guidelines, each fully operational Mega Food Park willprovidedirect/indirect employment to about 5000 persons. The scheme of Mega Food Park has the primary objective of providing modern infrastructure facilities for the food processing along the value chain fromthe farm to the market. It will include creation of infrastructure near farm (i.e. collection centres& Primary Processing centres), transportation, logistics andcentralizedprocessing centres etc. This will have impact on increased realization of farmers, reduction in wastage and creation of an efficient supply chain backed by collection centres, primary processing centres and logistic infrastructure.

SALIENT FEATURES OF THE MEGA FOOD PARKS SCHEME:

Objective of the Scheme

The primary objective of the MFPS is to provide modern infrastructure facilities for the food processing along the value chain from the farm to the market. It will include creation of processing infrastructure near the farm, transportation, logistics and centralized processing centres.

The scheme functions with a cluster based approach based on a hub and spokes model by establishing Mega Food Parks. It includes creation of infrastructure for primary processing and storage near the farm in the form of Primary Processing Centres (PPCs) and Collection Centres (CCs) and common facilities and enabling infrastructure like roads, electricity, water, Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) facilities etc. at Central Processing Centre (CPC). These PPCs and CCs act as aggregation and storage points to feed raw material to the processing units located in the CPC. The scheme will be demand-driven, and will facilitate food processing units to meet environmental and safety standards.

Pattern of Assistance

The scheme provides for a capital grant at the rate of 50 percent of the project cost (excluding land cost) in general areas and at the rate of 75 percent of the project cost (excluding land cost) in difficult and hilly areas i.e. North East Region including Sikkim, J&K, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and ITDP notified areas of the States subject to a maximum of Rs.50 crores per project.

Land

The requirement of land for establishing the CPC is minimum 50 acres either by purchase or on lease of at least 75 years for the Central Processing Centre of the Mega Food Park.

Key Project Components

      • Enabling Basic Infrastructure –Internal Roads, drainage, water supply, electricity supply including captive power plant, ETP & STP, weighbridges etc.
      • Core Processing –Sorting & grading, packaging, warehouses & Specialized storage, Pre-cooling and Ripening chambers, IQF, Cold chain infrastructure, Steam generation, QC Lab etc.
      • Standard Design Facility Sheds for Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) – plug and play facility for small units.
      • Non – Core Infrastructure - Admin buildings, training centres, canteen, workers’ hostel, trade/display centre etc

 

Details of employment provided by the 19 operational Mega Food parks as on date:

 

Sr. No.

State/UT name

District Name

SPV/IA Name

Number of Direct Employment

Number of Indirect Employment

Number of Total (Direct + Indirect) Employment

1

Andhra Pradesh

West Godavari

Godavari Mega Aqua Food Park Pvt Ltd

50

200

250

2

Andhra Pradesh

Chittoor

Srini Food Park Pvt Ltd

1200

16000

17200

3

Assam

Nalbari

North East Mega Food Park Ltd

395

350

745

4

Gujarat

Surat

Gujarat Agro Infrastructure Mega Food Park Pvt Ltd

100

500

600

5

Himachal Pradesh

Una

Cremica Food Park Pvt Ltd

100

500

600

6

Karnataka

Tumkur

Integrated Food Park Ltd

900

4500

5400

7

Madhya Pradesh

Khargone

Indus Mega Food Park Pvt Ltd

300

300

600

8

Madhya Pradesh

Dewas

Avantee Mega Food Park Pvt Ltd

50

150

200

9

Maharashtra

Satara

Satara Mega Food Park Pvt Ltd

149

80

229

10

Mizoram

Kolasib

Zoram Mega Food Park Pvt Ltd

23

120

143

11

Maharashtra

Aurangabad

Paithan Mega Food Park Pvt Ltd

33

375

408

12

Odisha

Rayagada

MITS Mega Food Park Ltd

31

2093

2124

13

Punjab

Fazilka

International Mega Food Park Ltd

61

75

136

14

Rajasthan

Ajmer

Greentech Mega Food Park Ltd

50

250

300

15

Telangana

Nizamabad

Smart Agro Food Park Pvt Ltd

25

100

125

16

Tripura

West Tripura

Sikaria Mega Food Park (P) Ltd

50

250

300

17

Uttarakhand

Udham Singh Nagar

Himalayan Food Park Pvt Ltd

1040

15000

16040

18

Uttarakhand

Haridwar

Patanjali Food and Herbal Park Pvt Ltd

16363

596893

613256

19

West Bengal

Murshidabad

Jangipur Bengal Mega Food Park Ltd

52

421

473

TOTAL

20972

638157

659129*

*INFORMATION AS PROVIDED BY SPVs/IAs. food processing industries being seasonal in nature, the above figures may change from time to time

This information was given by the Minister of State forFood Processing Industries, Shri Rameswar Teli in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

Sources https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1654572

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