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The scheme has been launched by the Union Ministry of Food Processing namely Agro-Marine Produce Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters (SAMPADA) for food processing sector. This scheme had been made to reduce the wastage of food and will aim at doubling farmer income by 2020. It will serve as a good medium for linkage of entire supply chain.

What is the Ministry of Food Processing?

  • It is the ministry of the government of India which is responsible for formulation and administration of the rules and regulations and laws relating to food processing in India.
  • It was set up in 1988 to view to develop a strong and vibrant food processing industry
  • It was created to increase surplus for exports and stimulating demand for processed food
  • The ministry is headed by Harismrat Kaur Badal
New scheme launched by Union Ministry of Food processing

New Scheme Launched by Union Ministry of Food Processing

New scheme launched by Union Ministry of Food processing

Role of Ministry of Food Processing

Role of Ministry of Food Processing

Role of Ministry of Food Processing

Key Facts

  • SAMPADA is a scheme that will have many other schemes included in it
  • The outlay has been of 6000 crore and shall be implemented 2019 - 20
  • Three more schemes will be launched again by the government for the improvement in agriculture
  • The name of these schemes is ‘Creation/Expansion of Food Processing and Preservation Capacities’, ‘New Agro-Processing Clusters‘and ‘Backward and Forward Linkages’.
  • Government has been taking steps to boast food processing sector to bring down post harvest losses preferably to zero level and to provide quality food to consumers at cheaper price and double of farmers income

- Published/Last Modified on: April 18, 2017

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