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Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana

The Central Sector Scheme - SAMPADA (Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters) was approved by the cabinet in May 2017 for the period of 2016-20 coterminous with the 14th Finance Commission cycle. The scheme has now been renamed as the "Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY)". The continuation of the Central Sector Scheme – Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana (Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters) with an allocation of Rs. 4600 crore is approved till 31.03.2026.

It is an umbrella scheme incorporating ongoing schemes of the Ministry like Mega Food Parks, Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure, Food Safety and Quality Assurance Infrastructure, etc. and also new schemes like Infrastructure for Agro-processing Clusters, Creation of Backward and Forward Linkages, Creation / Expansion of Food Processing & Preservation Capacities.

Objective

The objective of PMKSY is to supplement agriculture, modernize processing and decrease Agri-Waste.

Schemes to be implemented

Under PMKSY the following schemes are to be implemented.

The component schemes of Mega Food Park, Creation of Backward & Forward Linkages, Human Resource & Institution - Promotional Activities, Skill Development & HACCP, a component of Food Safety and Quality Assurance Infrastructure have been discontinued in the 15th FC cycle with the provision of committed liability.

Financial Allocation

PM Kisan SAMPADA Yojana is expected to leverage investment of Rs. 11,095.93 crore, benefiting 28,49,945 farmers and generating 5,44,432 direct/indirect employment in the country by the year 2025-26.

Impact

  • The implementation of PMKSY will result in creation of modern infrastructure with efficient supply chain management from farm gate to retail outlet.
  • It will provide a big boost to the growth of food processing sector in the country.
  • It will help in providing better prices to farmers and is a big step towards doubling of farmers’ income.
  • It will create huge employment opportunities especially in the rural areas.
  • It will also help in reducing wastage of agricultural produce, increasing the processing level, availability of safe and convenient processed foods at affordable price to consumers and enhancing the export of the processed foods.

For detailed scheme guidelines, click here.

Source : Ministry of Food Processing Industries.

Last Modified : 8/9/2023



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