Maharastra, Uttrakhand leading in Integrated Cold Chain Projects

The Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) has sanctioned 39 Mega Food Parks and 298 Integrated Cold Chain Projects throughout the country to fill in the gaps across the value chain and establishing the Cold Chain Grid.

On cold chain front,Maharatsra and Uttrakhand have taken the lead with 64 and 24 projects respectively. Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat are other leading states which have shown agility in implementing cold chain projects under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY). The PMKSY comprises of several component schemes including Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure, Mega Food Park, Creation of Backward & Forward Linkages, Creation/ Expansion of Food Processing and Preservation Capacities, Agro Processing Clusters and Operation Greens.  These schemes aim at arresting post-harvest losses of horticulture and non-horticulture produce by encouraging the creation of cold storages/ primary processing/ and transportation facilities across the country.

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