Expected Questions on Schemes and Projects – 2018 - Ministry of Food Processing Industries (Download PDF)

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In this article we will discuss the schemes by Ministry of Food Processing Industries. The schemes discussed are: Mega Food Park Scheme. and Ministry of Railways. The schemes discussed are: Nivaran, New trains announced, Insurance cover for Rail Passengers, Yatri Mitra Seva.

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Mega Food Park Scheme

  • 👌Government is planning to set up 100 new cold chain projects aimed at boosting farm sector incomes.

  • Scheme has a cluster based approach based on a hub and spokes model.

  • Mega Food Park project is implemented by a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV).

  • Maharashtra’s first mega food park recently inaugurated at Satara.

  • Aim of the Scheme: Provide modern infrastructure facilities along the value chain from farm gate to the market with strong backward and forward linkages.

  • Scheme is demand – driven.

  • Facilitate food processing units to meet environmental, safety and social standards.

👌Nivaran

  • Grievance redressal portal

  • Platform for resolution of service related grievances of serving and former railway employees.

  • Existing grievance redressal made cloud-ready.

  • Migrated as first cloud application of Indian Railways.

New Trains Announced

Union Railways Minister announced four new categories of trains:

  • Antyodaya Express: Long - distance, fully unreserved, super - fast train service for the common man. Operate on dense routes.

  • Humsafar: Fully third AC train.

  • Tejas: Run at 130 km/hour with local cuisine, Wi-Fi and other amenities on board.

  • UDAY (Utkrisht Double - Decker Air - conditioned Yatri): Overnight train plying on the busiest routes to increase capacity by 40%.

Insurance Cover for Rail Passengers

  • Railways launched a scheme.

  • Allowing a person to get an insurance cover of upto Rs. 10 lakh on booking a train ticket online by paying less than one rupee.

  • Cover will not be applicable for children upto 5 years of age and foreign citizens.

  • 👌 Scheme implemented by IRCT C in partnership with:

    • ICICI Lombard General Insurance

    • Royal Sundaram General Insurance

    • Shriram General Insurance

  • Scheme is also applicable for Vikalp trains, short termination and diverted route.

Yatri Mitra Seva

  • Initiative of railways to improve the railway travel experience of elderly, differently - abled and ailing passengers.

  • 👌Aims: To simplify access to wheelchairs, battery operated cars and porter services.

  • Scheme will be operational at all major railway stations.

  • Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd. entrusted with implementing services.

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- Published/Last Modified on: March 22, 2018

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