The Indian food processing industry is one of the leading contributors in the growth of Indian economy. India is the largest producer of milk, millets, livestock, and 2nd largest in fisheries, fruits & vegetables, and total food production globally. The Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) is committed to focus on increasing the processing levels of various food commodities, thereby focusing on investments into the sector. The Government has been announcing several reforms such as development of farm gate infrastructure, unified agricultural market etc. to strengthen the agri-food sector in India. The Ministry is implementing a comprehensive package scheme Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY) that results in creation of modern infrastructure with efficient supply chain management from farm gate to retail outlet. One of the schemes to be implemented under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY) is 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 so as to ensure maximizing value addition, minimizing wastage, increasing farmers income and creating employment opportunities particularly in rural sector. The Mega Food Park Scheme is based on a cluster approach and envisages creation of state of art support infrastructure in a well-defined agri/horticultural zone for setting up of modern food processing units in the industrial plots provided in the park with well-established supply chain. Mega food park typically consist of supply chain infrastructure including collection centers, primary processing centers, central processing centers, cold chain and around 25-30 fully developed plots for entrepreneurs to set up food processing units.
Details of infrastructure created through the Mega Food Parks scheme as part of PMSKY is attached for your perusal (Mofpi Mega Food Park_V7).
For more information you may also visit the website https://mofpi.nic.in/Schemes/pradhan-mantri-kisan-sampada-yojana or https://mofpi.nic.in/Schemes/mega-food-parks