Scheme ‘SAMPADA’ for Food Processing

The government will soon launch a scheme ‘Scheme for Agro-Marine Produce Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters’ (SAMPADA) for food processing sector to integrate current and new schemes aimed at reducing food wastage and doubling farmers’ income.

SAMPADA will be launched with an outlay of six thousand crore rupees would be implemented by 2019-20.

It will include ongoing schemes like mega food parks and cold chain projects.

In order to boost food processing sector, the Centre has so far sanctioned 42 mega food parks and 234 cold chain projects with 139 lakh tonnes of preserving and processing capacity of agro-produce worth 35 thousand crore rupees.