Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana

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Recently, the union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries informed the Rajya Sabha about the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana.

About Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana

  • The Central Sector Scheme - SAMPADA (Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters) was approved by the cabinet in May 2017.
  • The scheme has now been renamed as the "Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY)".
  • It is a comprehensive package of component schemes, which is aimed at creation of modern infrastructure with efficient supply chain management from farm gate to retail outlet.
  • It provides a boost to the growth of food processing sector in the country, helps in providing better prices to farmers, creates employment opportunities especially in the rural areas, reduces wastage of agricultural produce, increases the processing level and enhances the export of the processed foods. 
  • Objective: The objective of PMKSY is to supplement agriculture, modernize processing and decrease Agri-Waste.
  • Components
    • Mega Food Parks,
    • Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure
    • Infrastructure for Agro-Processing Clusters,
    • Creation of Backward and Forward Linkages,
    • Creation/Expansion of Food Processing & Preservation Capacities,
    • Food Safety and Quality Assurance Infrastructure and
    • Human Resources and Institutions
  • Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Food Processing Industries

Q1) What is Agro-processing?

It refers to the sub-sector of manufacturing that beneficiates primary materials and intermediate goods from agricultural, fisheries and forestry based sectors.

Source: Implementation of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana