|National Mission on Food Processing|
|Government has approved the launching of National Mission on Food Processing (NMFP) main scheme through States/UTs during 2012-13. The basic objective of NMFP is decentralization of implementation of Ministry’s schemes, which will lead to substantial participation by State Governments/UTs. The NMFP is likely to add significantly to the Ministry’s outreach in terms of planning, supervision and monitoring of assistance through this scheme.|
The major Progrmme/Schemes to be covered under NMFP during 2012-13 are:
(i) Scheme for Technology Up-gradation / Establishment /modernisation of Food Processing Industries.
(ii) Scheme for Cold Chain, Value Addition and Preservation Infrastructure for Non Horticultural Products.
(iii) Scheme for Modernisation of Abattoirs (no targets for 2012-13 & 2013-14)
(iv) Scheme for Human Resource Development (HRD)
a) Creation of Infrastructure Facilities for Running Degree/ Diploma / Certificate Courses in Food Processing Technology.
b) Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP)
c) Food Processing Training Centre (FPTC)
(v) Scheme for Promotional Activities
a. Organizing Seminars/Workshops
b. Conducting Studies/Surveys
c. Support to Exhibitions/Fairs
d. Advertisement & Publicity
This information was given by the Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, Dr. Charan Das Mahant in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.