Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 1
As many as 27 tasks, together with in Haryana and Punjab, have been accredited below the Scheme for Integrated Cold Chain and Value addition infrastructure of Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana (PMKSY).
The tasks have been accredited at the Inter-Ministerial Approval Committee (IMAC) conferences chaired by Minister of Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal, who stated new built-in chilly chain tasks have been more likely to generate direct and oblique employment for 16,200 and profit 2,57,904 farmers.
The accredited tasks embody Andhra Pradesh (7), Bihar (1), Gujarat (2), Haryana (4), Karnataka (3), Kerala (1), Madhya Pradesh (1), Punjab (1), Rajasthan (2), Tamil Nadu (4) and Uttar Pradesh (1).
“The 27 projects will leverage a total investment of 743 crores for the creation of modern, innovative infrastructure and effective cold chain facilities for the food processing sector and help increase efficiency and sustainability in India’s food supply chain,” an announcement by the Ministry learn.
Harsimrat stated: “Saving perishable produce, by provisioning adequate infrastructure, will not only help in augmenting farmers’ incomes but will also act as a small step towards making India ‘atma nirbhar’ in the fruits and vegetable sector. They will not only provide a big boost to the growth of food processing infrastructure but also help in streamlining the agricultural supply chain, generate direct and indirect employment opportunities in rural areas, provide better prices to farmers and end-users, and benefit allied sectors.”
As many as 85 Cold Chain Projects have been thought-about for monetary help all through the nation to spice up the federal government’s efforts in direction of bridging the hole in provide chain and constructing world-class chilly chain infrastructure.