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Pradhan MantriKisan SAMPADA Yojana expected to benefit 20 lakh farmers and generate 5,30,500 employments by the year 2019-20

Pradhan MantriKisan SAMPADA Yojana expected to benefit 20 lakh farmers and generate 5,30,500 employments by the year 2019-20
Posted On: 06 MAR 2018 3:18PM by PIB Delhi

Government is implementing the Central Sector Scheme – PRADHAN MANTRI KISAN SAMPADA YOJANA (PMKSY)with an allocation of Rs. 6,000 crores for the period 2016-20 coterminous with the 14th Finance Commission Cycle. The scheme is expected to benefit 20 lakh farmers and generate 5,30,500 direct/ indirect employments by the year 2019-20.This information was given by the Minister of Food Processing Industries Ms. SadhviNiranjanJyoti in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
The Minister also informed that Under PRADHAN MANTRI KISAN SAMPADA YOJANA the Ministry of Food Processing Industries is implementing various Central Sector Schemes in the food processing sector. The PMKSY has the following schemes:

(i). Mega Food Parks (on going)
(ii). Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure (on going)
(iii). Creation / Expansion of Food Processing & Preservation Capacities (new)
(iv). Infrastructure for Agro-processing Clusters (new)
(v). Creation of Backward and Forward Linkages (new)
(vi). Food Safety and Quality Assurance Infrastructure (on going)
(vii). Human Resources and Institutions (on going)

The details of the achievements made under major schemes of the flagship scheme Pradhan MantriKisan SAMPADA Yojanain the food processing sector in the country are as under: -

Name of the Scheme
No. of Projects
Total
Completed/Operational
Ongoing
Mega Food Parks
42
10
32
Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure
238
114
124
Setting up/ Upgradation of Food Testing Laboratories
109
72
37



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