Ministry of Food Processing Industries is implementing the Scheme for Infrastructure Development which includes Mega Food Parks, Integrated Cold Chain & Preservation and Modernization of Abattoir in the country.
Mega Food Parks: - 30 Mega Food Parks envisaged in the 11th Plan were approved by the Government in 3 phases. In the 1st phase 10 projects were approved on 11.09.2008, in the 2nd phase 5 projects were approved on 18.11.2010 and in the 3rd phase 15 projects have been approved on 25.10.2011.
Cold Chain: - FPI Ministry had accorded approval for 10 Integrated Cold Chain projects in the year 2008-09 and another 39 projects during 2011-12. Out of 49 projects, 38 nos. were sanctioned. For the remaining 11 projects, Expression of Interest (EOI) have been issued afresh. Further, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affiars (CCEA) on 20.03.2012 has granted approval for taking up additional 30 projects with a grant-in-aid of Rs. 231 crore. Out of these 30 projects, the Ministry has already approved 18 project in the current year (2012-13).
Modern Abattoir:- Under Modernization of Abattoir, FPI Ministry has sanctioned 10 projects. Out of these, 2 projects have been completed. 1st installment has been released for the remaining 8 projects.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, Dr. Charan Das Mahant in a written reply in the Lok Sabha