1. Mega Food Parks
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1. Mega Food Parks
  • The Scheme of Mega Food Park aims at providing a mechanism to link agricultural production to the market by bringing together farmers, processors and retailers to ensure maximizing value addition, minimizing wastage, increasing farmers’ income and creating employment opportunities, particularly in the rural sector. The Scheme envisages the creation of support infrastructure in a well-defined agricultural and horticultural zone for setting up of modern food processing units.
2. Cold Chain, Value Addition & Preservation Infra
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2. Cold Chain, Value Addition & Preservation Infra
  • The objective of the Scheme of Cold Chain, Value Addition and Preservation Infrastructure is to provide integrated cold chain and preservation infrastructure facilities, without any break, from the farm gate to the consumer. It covers pre-cooling facilities at production sites, reefer vans, mobile cooling units as well as value addition centres which include many infrastructural facilities.
3. Creation of Food Processing & Preservation Capacities
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3. Creation of Food Processing & Preservation Capacities
  • The main objective of the Scheme is creation of processing and preservation capacities and modernisation of existing food processing units with a view to increasing the level of processing, value addition leading to reduction of wastage. The setting up of new units and modernization of existing units are covered under the scheme.
4. Creation of Backward & Forward Linkages
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4. Creation of Backward & Forward Linkages
  • The objective of the scheme is to provide effective and seamless backward and forward integration for the processed food industry by plugging the gaps in the supply chain in terms of availability of raw material and linkages with the market. Under the scheme, financial assistance is provided for setting up of primary collection centres at the farm gate and modern retail outlets at the front end along with connectivity through insulated transport.
5. Food Safety & Quality Assurance Infra
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5. Food Safety & Quality Assurance Infra
  • Quality and Food Safety have become competitive edge in the global market for food products. For the all-round development of the food processing sector in the country, various aspect of Total Quality Management (TQM) such as quality control, quality system and quality assurance should operate in a horizontal fashion.
6. Agro Processing Cluster
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6. Agro Processing Cluster
  • The scheme aims at the development of modern infrastructure and common facilities to encourage group of entrepreneurs to set up food processing units based on cluster approach. Effective backward and forward linkages are created by linking groups of farmers to the processors and markets through well-equipped supply chain consisting of modern infrastructure for food processing closer to production areas.

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