Mega Food Park Scheme

Ministry/Department :  Ministry of Food Processing Industries

Objective:  Aims to provide a mechanism to bring together farmers, processors and retailers and link agriculture production to the market so as to ensure maximization of value addition, minimization of wastages and improving farmers’ income

Scheme: 

  • Government provides financial support to establish the mega food parks in the country.
  • The Scheme has a cluster based approach based on a hub and spokes model.
  • It aims to give major fillip to food processing sector by adding value and reducing food wastage at each stage of supply chain with particular focus on perishables.
  • It includes creation of infrastructure for primary processing and storage near the farm in the form of Primary Processing Centres (PPCs) and Collection Centres (CCs) and common facilities and enabling infrastructure like roads, electricity, water, ETP facilities etc. at Central Processing Centre (CPC)
  • Mega Food Park project is implemented by a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) which is a Body Corporate registered under the Companies Act. State Government/State Government entities/Cooperatives applying for setting up a project under the scheme are not required to form a separate SPV.
  • The financial assistance for Mega Food Park is provided in the form of grant-in-aid at 50% of eligible project cost in general areas and at 75% of eligible project cost in NE Region and difficult areas (Hilly States and ITDP areas) subject to maximum of Rs. 50 crore per project

Factual Information:

  • Started in 2008