Modified guidelines for setting up of food testing laboratories- MoFPI : The Ministry of food processing industries vide its notification dated 22nd September 2020 has modified guidelines for setting up or up gradation of Food testing laboratories of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY) which has been extended up to 2020-21. subsidy for food testing laboratories
Key Highlights from the revised guidelines.
Setting up/ up-gradation of Food Testing Laboratories would benefit all stakeholders in ensuring safety and quality of food products. The objectives are:
- To analyse the samples received from food processing industry and other stakeholders.
- To reduce the time taken for analysis of samples by reducing transportation time of samples.
- To ensure compliance of domestic/international standards on food.
- To establish a surveillance system for monitoring the quality and composition of food.
Pattern of Assistance
All other implementing agencies/private sector organizations/ universities including deemed universities will be eligible for grant-in-aid of 50% of cost of laboratory equipment and 25% of the cost of Technical Civil Work and Furniture & Fixtures for General Areas and 70% of cost of lab equipment and 33% of technical civil work and furniture and fixtures for difficult areas.
The food testing facilities created will be accessible to the public and will be made available to the food processing units for testing their products.
SC / ST proposals will be treated at par with the difficult areas for the purpose of extending benefits under the scheme including the project period.
The application under the Scheme will be invited through Expression of Interest (EoI) and All complete proposals received for financial assistance will be placed before Techno Scrutiny Committee (TSC) constituted by MoFPI for examining such proposals from a technical angle.
Revised Guidline of setting up of food testing laboratories Click below