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Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana

Why in news?

  • Recently, the Ministry of Food Processing industries (MoFPI) has shared some information regarding Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana (PMKSY).
  • Earlier, MoFPI had launched the Pradhan Mantri Formalisation of Micro food processing Enterprises (PM FME) Scheme, under the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.
  • The key sub-segments of the Food Processing industry in India are Dairy, Fruits & Vegetables, Poultry & Meat processing, Fisheries, Food retail, etc.

About Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana

  • In the year 2016, MoFPI had introduced an umbrella Scheme Called “Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters” or SAMPADA, which was proposed to be implemented with an allocation of Rs 6,000 crore for the period of 2016-20.
  • In the year 2017, the government renamed the SAMPADA scheme as Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY).
  • It is a Central Sector Umbrella Scheme.

Features of PM Kisan Sampada Yojana 

  • It has an outlay of 6000 crores.
  • The scheme was implemented in the year 2019-20.
  • The scheme aims at integrating existing and new schemes targeted at reducing food wastage, provide quality food to consumers at reasonable prices, and at the same time doubling farmer’s income.
  • SAMPADA is an umbrella scheme with its period coterminous with the cycle of the 14th finance commission. It has various schemes within its gamut.

Components

  • Mega Food Parks,
  • Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure,
  • Infrastructure for Agro-Processing Clusters,
  • Creation of Backward and Forward Linkages,
  • Creation/Expansion of Food Processing & Preservation Capacities,
  • Food Safety and Quality Assurance Infrastructure, and
  • Human Resources Institutions.
  • Operation Greens.

Grants-in-aid

  • MoFPI provides mostly credit linked financial assistance (capital subsidy) in the form of grants-in-aid to entrepreneurs for setting up of food processing / preservation industries.
  • Grants-in-aid ranging from 35% to 75% of the eligible project cost subject to a maximum specified limit is provided to investors under the various schemes for undertaking infrastructure, logistic projects and setting up of food processing units in the country.

Implementation of Kisan SAMPADA Yojana

  • The Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MOFPI) has approved the establishment of 42 Mega Food Parks, 236 Integrated Cold Chains with a view to creating a modern infrastructure for food processing along the value chain from the farm to the market.
  • Steps are being taken to boost the food processing sector in order to fulfill the objectives of bringing down post-harvest wastages and losses preferably to zero levels.
  • The scheme intends to identify agro clusters and grant them subsidies so that the transfer of food products from the producing centres to the market becomes seamless.
  • SAMPADA aims at the entire linkage and plugging gaps in the supply chain, modernization/ expansion of existing food processing units, creation of processing and preservation capacities, etc. It is an all-inclusive package to give a renewed thrust to the food processing sector in India.
  • The scheme will benefit the farmers by increasing their income, generate employment opportunities, stimulate the export of processed food and reduce food wastage.

Impact

  • It will result in the creation of modern infra with efficient supply chain management from farm gate to retail outlet.
  • It also aims to double Farmer’s income and boost to Food Processing sector.
  • It will create huge employment opportunities especially in rural India.
  • The scheme will stimulate the export of processed food.
  • Reduce the harvest and post-harvest losses.                                            Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana

Other Related Initiatives

  • Lower GST:Lower Goods & Service Tax (GST) rates for the majority of food products have been fixed.
  • 100% FDI:100% Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) through automatic route in the food processing sector and 100% FDI under Government approval route for retail trading, including through e-commerce, in respect of food products produced and/or manufactured in India has been permitted.
  • PLI Scheme:The Central Sector Scheme – “Production Linked Incentive Scheme for Food Processing Industry (PLISFPI)” to support creation of global food manufacturing champions commensurate with India’s natural resource endowment and support Indian brands of food products in the international markets with an outlay of Rs.10900 crore.
  • Food Processing Fund:A special fund of Rs. 2000 crore has been created with the NABARD to provide affordable credit to food processing projects/units.
  • Classification under PSL:Food & agro-based processing units and cold chain infrastructure has been classified as agriculture activity for Priority Sector Lending (PSL).
  • Operation Greens:A new Central Sector Scheme “Operation Greens’’ for integrated development of Tomato, Onion and Potato (TOP) crops value chain, with an outlay of Rs.500 Crore to promote FPOs, agri-logistics, processing facilities, has been launched.
  • PM FME:All India Centrally Sponsored PM Formalisation of Micro food processing Enterprises Scheme (PM FME Scheme) for providing financial, technical and business support for upgradation of existing micro food processing enterprises.                                                Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana
  • Fiscal Measures:Fiscal measures like 100% exemption of Income Tax on profit for new food processing units, 100 % income tax exemption from profit derived by Farmers Producers Organizations (FPOs) having annual turnover of Rs.100 crore have been allowed for activities such as post-harvest value addition to agriculture.

 

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