Govt approves 29 projects under Scheme for Integrated Cold Chain & Value Addition

Cold Chain

Inter-Ministerial Approval Committee (IMAC) meeting chaired by Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister for Food Processing Industries recently approved 21 projects, leveraging investment worth Rs 443 crore supported with a grant of Rs. 189 crore under the Scheme for Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition. 8 projects leveraging investment worth Rs 62 crore with grants of Rs. 15 crore under the BFL Scheme were approved in another meeting chaired by the FPI Minister.

Tomar said that these projects would benefit farmers and consumers. He urged the officers to expedite the implementation of approved projects. 21 projects are likely to generate employment for nearly 12,600 people and benefit 2,00,592 farmers. These projects are spread across the 10 states of Andhra, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, J&K, Kerala, Nagaland, Punjab, Telangana, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh. The Scheme for Integrated Cold Chain and Value addition infrastructure aims at arresting post-harvest losses of horticulture & non-horticulture produce & providing remunerative price to farmers.

8 projects approved in another meeting are likely to generate employment for nearly 2500 people. 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.

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