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Mobile Processing Centres
Aug 14, 2014

A Centrally Sponsored Scheme, National Mission on Food Processing (NMFP) is launched in 12th Plan (2013-17). Under the mission, a new scheme has been introduced for setting up of Primary Processing Centres/Collection Centres (PPCs/CCs) in rural areas, for creation of effective backward linkages and empowerment of farmers in the country. Financial assistance up to Rs.2.50 crore is provided to the eligible entrepreneurs, farmers etc. under the above scheme of the Mission. 

The scheme envisages Minimum Processing facilities at the farm level, which may include facilities for weighing, sorting, grading, packaging, pre-cooling, Controlled Atmosphere, Cold Storage, Dry Warehouses and Individual Quick Freezing (IQF). Also for Mobile Pre-cooling trucks and reefer trucks, which may be suitable for transportation of perishable agricultural produce/horticulture/ dairy/meat/fish produce.

The scheme is not gender specific. However, as per the scheme/mission guidelines, the individual entrepreneurs/ farmers, group of entrepreneur/farmers, associations, co-operative societies, self-help groups (including women groups) and non-government organizations are eligible for assistance to establish such units.

Helpline Number : 87501 87501
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