April 18, 2021

Chilly Chain Initiatives accredited, to profit 257,904 farmers and Create 16,200 jobs

New Delhi: New built-in chilly chain initiatives will profit 257,904 farmers and create 16,200 jobs, Meals Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal mentioned.

Twenty-seven initiatives have been accredited underneath the scheme for built-in chilly chain and worth addition infrastructure of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY), she mentioned in a press release.

“These 27 new built-in chilly chain initiatives will leverage a complete funding of 743 crores for the creation of contemporary, revolutionary infrastructure and efficient chilly chain services for the meals processing sector throughout the nation. These initiatives with a grant-in-aid of 208 crores will assist enhance effectivity and sustainability in India’s meals provide chain,” she mentioned.

Badal mentioned the initiatives have been accredited throughout the states of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh

“Saving the perishable produce, by provisioning sufficient infrastructure, shall not solely assist in augmenting farmer’s incomes however it shall additionally act as a small step in direction of making India Atma Nirbhar within the fruit and veggies sector,” she mentioned.

Beneath the Centres scheme of built-in chilly chain and worth addition infrastructure, the meals processing ministry offers monetary help within the type of grant-in-aid on the fee of 35% for normal areas and at 50% for north-eastern states, Himalayan states and Islands for storage and transport infrastructure.

Help can be given for worth addition and processing infrastructure topic to a most grant-in-aid of 10 crores per undertaking for organising built-in chilly chain initiatives, together with irradiation facility from the farm gate to the buyer.

The built-in chilly chain initiatives will increase progress of meals processing infrastructure and assist in streamlining the agricultural provide chain, generate direct and oblique employment alternatives in rural areas, present higher costs to farmers, end-users, and profit allied sectors.