Agro processing cluster mofpi –
The Ministry has formulated the Scheme for Creation of Infrastructure for Agro Processing Clusters as a sub-scheme of Central Sector Scheme -Agro Processing Cluster Scheme
“PRADHAN MANTRI KISAN SAMPADA YOJANA (PMKSY)” subsidy for mega food processing unit
The scheme aims at development of modern infrastructure to encourage entrepreneurs to set up food processing units based on cluster approach.
The scheme is to implemente in area of horticulture / agriculture production identified through a mapping exercise.
These clusters will help in reducing the wastage of the surplus produce and add value to the horticultural / agricultural produce which will result in increase of income of the farmers and create employment at the local level- agro processing cluster mofpi
Components of the Scheme:
Basic enabling infrastructure:
It will include site development including development of industrial plots, boundary wall, roads, drainage, water supply,
electricity supply including power backup, effluent treatment plant, parking bay, weigh bridges, common office space etc
The common facilities will based on the needs of the units which will set up in these clusters.
The common facilities of capital intensive nature may include food testing laboratory, cleaning, grading, sorting and packing facilities,
steam generation boilers, dry warehouse, cold storage, pre-cooling chambers, ripening chambers, IQF, specialized packaging, other common processing facilities, etc
Pattern of Assistance
The Scheme envisages grants-in-aid @ 35% of eligible project cost in general areas and @50% of eligible project cost in
the North East States including Sikkim and difficult areas namely Himalayan States (i.e. Himachal Pradesh, Jammu &
Kashmir and Uttarakhand), State notified ITDP areas & Islands of
Union Territories of Lakshadweep and Andaman & Incobar Islands subject to max. of Rs. 10.00 crore per project
Release of Funds:
- First installment of 35% of the total approve grant will release to the PEA in the designated Bank account after incurring an expenditure of 35% of the bank term loan and 35% PEA contribution / equity on eligible project cost and submission of documents
- Second installment of 40% of the total approved grant will released to the PEA in the designated Bank account after incurring an expenditure of 75% of the bank term loan and 75% of PEA contribution / equity on eligible project cost and submission of the documents:
- Third installment of 15% of the approved grant will released to PEA in the designated Bank account after incurring an expenditure of 90% of the bank term loan and 90% of PEA’s contribution / equity on eligible project cost and submission of the documents:
- Fourth & final installment of 10% of the approved grant will released to PEA in the designated Bank account on completion of the project and submission of documents