The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the restructuring of schemes of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) under new central Scheme “SAMPADA”
SAMPADA full form - Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters
This scheme was approved for the period of 2016-20 with the 14th Finance Commission cycle.
The objective of SAMPADA is to supplement agriculture, modernize processing and decrease agri-waste.
SAMPADA with an allocation of Rs. 6,000 crore is expected to leverage investment of Rs. 31,400 crore, handling of 334 lakh MT agro-produce valuing Rs. 1,04,125 crore, benefit 20 lakh farmers and generate 5,30,500 direct/ indirect employment in the country by the year 2019-20.
Inclusions under SAMPADA
Intergrated cold chain and Value Addition Infrastructure.
Infrastructure for Agro processing clustures.
Creation of Backward and Forward linkages
Food Safety and Quality Assurance Infrastructure
Expansion of Food processing & Preservation capacities.
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