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.
The objective of PMKSY is to supplement agriculture, modernize processing and decrease Agri-Waste.
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.
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.
For detailed scheme guidelines, click here.
Source : Ministry of Food Processing Industries.
Last Modified : 8/9/2023