Promotion of Cold Chain Scheme

New Delhi : In order to minimize the post-harvest losses and enhance value addition in the agricultural produce, the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) has been implementing the “Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure Scheme” which a component of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojna (PMKSY). A total of 353 projects have been approved under the scheme till date for various States/UTs.

The details of funds allotted and expanded during 2016-17 to 2021-22 is as under:

 

Year Budget Estimate (Rupees in Crores) Revised Estimate (Rupees in Crores) Expenditure (Rupees in Crores)
2016-17 158.23 185.21 184.88
2017-18 180.00 198.68 196.15
2018-19 400.00 271.59 244.74
2019-20 290.00 326.16 271.12
2020-21 349.71 252.58 207.40
2021-22 227.60 53.45

(as on 30.06.2021)

 

Soil, water, fertilizer etc. affect the quality and losses but no quantified data available.

Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, Prahlad Singh Patel gave this information in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.