Scheme for Agro-Marine Produce Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters (SAMPADA)

Ministry/Department : Ministry of Food Processing
Aims to integrate current and new schemes aimed at reducing food wastage and doubling farmers’ income by 2022
  • SAMPADA is an umbrella scheme that will include ongoing schemes like mega food parks and cold chain projects and new schemes.
  • It has an outlay of Rs. 6000 crore and will be implemented by 2019-20.
  • The ministry will also launch three new schemes to create infrastructure for improving the entire food supply chain.
  • These three schemes are
    • ‘Creation/ Expansion of Food Processing and Preservation Capacities’,
    • ‘New Agro-Processing Clusters‘ and
    • ‘Backward and Forward Linkages’.
  • Moreover, government is taking steps to boost food processing sector to bring down post-harvest losses preferably to zero level, provide quality food to consumers at cheaper price and double of farmers’ income.

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