Research and Development projects in food processing

Food Processing Industries

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRIES RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO- 1529 ANSWERED ON- 23.09.2020 IMPACT OF PMKSY ON FARMERS' INCOME 1529. DR. AMAR PATNAIK: Will the Minister of FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRIES be pleased to state: (a) whether the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY) has caused any increments in farmers' income in the financial years 2019 and 2020; (b) if so, the details thereof, State-wise; and (c) if not, the reasons therefor and how Government plans to change this in the upcoming financial year? ANSWER THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRIES (SHRI RAMESWAR TELI) (a) to (c): Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MOFPI) is implementing Central Sector umbrella scheme of Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana (PMKSY) with an aim to create modern infrastructure with efficient supply chain management from farm gate to retail outlet. It is aimed at, inter alia, providing better returns to farmers, creating employment opportunities especially in the rural areas, reducing wastage of agricultural produce etc. A total of 873 projects have been sanctioned under different component schemes of PMKSY, out of which 384 have been completed. An evaluation study “Impact of Scheme for Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure” carried out by NABARD Consultancy Pvt Limited (NABCONS) and submitted in March, 2020, has estimated significant increase in farm gate price across the sectors (Fruit & Vegetable, Dairy, Fishery/ Marine, spices) for ca