During the 9Th plan the Ministry of Food Processing Industries operated, inter-alia, the scheme for creation of backward linkages with objective of increasing capacity utilization of food processing units including fruit based wine industry by ensuring regular supply of raw materials through contract farming. The scheme was continued to be implemented during 10th plan with the addition of component Forward Integration. In order to plug the gaps in the backward and forward integration and to optimize the capacity utilization of food processing units in the Ministry proposes to launch he revamped scheme for creation of backward and forward linkages for processed food industry by assisting in setting up of primary processing centers/collection centers at farm gate and modern retail outlets at the front end along with the connectivity through insulated /refrigerated transport. The scheme is applicable to perishable horticulture and Non-Horticulture produce such as, fruits, vegetables, dairy products, meat, poultry, fish, etc.
The objective of the scheme is to provide effective and seamless backward and forward integration for processed food industry by plugging the gaps in supply chains in terms of availability of raw material and linkages with the market. The Scheme will enable linking of farmers to processors and the market thereby ensuring remunerative prices their produce.
Following food processing sectors are eligible to avail the assistance under the scheme:
Following are the eligible components and facilities linked to food processing for which assistance may be availed:
The following items will be considered ineligible for grant purposes:
Following would be eligible or financial assistance under the scheme:
The Applicants in the above categories maybe organizations such as Central and State PSUs / Joint Ventures / Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) / NGO /Cooperatives / SHGs/ Public & Private Companies / Limited Liability Partnerships, Corporate Entity / Proprietorship Firms /Partnership Firms etc.
Following documents are required to be uploaded online:
The Applicants are required to submit through RTGS/NEFT, Rs.50000 (Rupees Fifty thousand only) as refundable security deposit and Rs.5000 (Rupees Five Thousand Only) as non-refundable cost of EOI document in favor of “Pay and Accounts Officer Ministry of Food Processing Industries New Delhi.
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