The Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) has approved 39 mega food parks and 298 integrated cold chain projects throughout the country.
The projects will help in filling gaps across the value chain and establishing the cold chain grid. MoFPI is focusing on building cold chain infrastructure across the nation, for seamless transfer of perishables from production to consumption areas, through Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY).
The component of the schemes includes integrated cold chain and value addition infrastructure, mega food parks, creation of backward and forward linkages, creation and expansion of food processing and preservation capacities, agro processing clusters and operation greens.
These schemes aim at addressing post-harvest losses of horticulture and non-horticulture produce by encouraging the creation of cold storages/ primary processing/and transportation facilities across the nation.