Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY)

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY)

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY)


  • In 2016, MoFPI introduced an umbrella Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters or SAMPADA, which was proposed to be implemented with an allocation of ₹6,000 crores for 2016-20.
  • Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY) is a Central Sector Scheme.
  • It is a scheme of the Ministry of food processing industry.

Objectives of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY)

  • To supplement agriculture.
  • To create processing and preservation capacities.
  • To modernize and expand existing food processing units to increase the level of processing.
  • To add value leading to the reduction of wastage.

Seven Component Schemes Under PMKSY

  1. Mega Food Parks.
  2. Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure.
  3. Infrastructure for Agro-Processing Clusters.
  4. Creation of Backward and Forward Linkages.
  5. Creation/Expansion of Food Processing & Preservation Capacities.
  6. Food Safety and Quality Assurance Infrastructure.
  7. Human Resources and Institutions.

Mega Food Parks

  • To provide modern infrastructure for food processing units in the country.
  • To ensure value addition of agricultural produce including dairy, fisheries, etc.
  • To establish a sustainable raw material supply chain for each cluster.
  • To facilitate induction of the latest technology.
  • To address the needs of small and micro food processing enterprises by providing plug-and-play facilities.
  • To provide an institutional mechanism for producers, processors, and retailers to work together to build the supply chain.

Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure

To arrest post-harvest losses of horticulture & non-horticulture produce by providing financial assistance in setting up the integrated cold chain, preservation, and value-addition infrastructure facilities without any break from the farm gate to the consumer.

Creation/ Expansion of Food Processing/ Preservation Capacities (Unit Scheme)

  • Creation/ expansion and/or modernization of processing/preservation capacities which will help in increasing the level of processing, value addition, and thereby reduction of wastage.
  • The setting up of new units and modernization/ expansion of existing units will be covered under the scheme. The processing units undertake a wide range of processing activities depending on the processing sectors which results in value addition and/or enhancing the shelf life of the processed products.

Infrastructure for Agro-Processing Clusters

  • To create modern infrastructure for food processing closer to production areas.
  • To provide integrated and complete preservation infrastructure facilities from the farm gate to the consumer.
  • To create effective backward and forward linkages by linking groups of producers/farmers to the processors and markets through a well-equipped supply chain.

Creation of Backward and Forward Linkages

  • To create effective backward & forward linkages for perishable agri-horti produce through setting up of primary processing centers/collection centers at the farm gate, distribution hub, and retail outlets at the front end.
  • To provide preservation facilities for enhancing the shelf life of perishable agricultural produce resulting in better remunerative prices to farmers.

Food Safety and Quality Assurance Infrastructure

  • To establish a surveillance system for monitoring the quality and composition of food.
  • To analyze the samples received from the processing industry and other stakeholders.
  • To reduce the time for analysis of samples by reducing the transportation time of samples.
  • To ensure compliance with international and domestic standards on food in case of exports as well as imports.

Human Resources and Institutions

  • The objective of the scheme is that the end product/outcome/findings of R&D work should benefit the food processing industry in terms of product and process development, efficient technologies, improved packaging, value addition, etc. with commercial value along with standardization of various factors viz., additives, coloring agents, preservatives, pesticide residues, chemical contaminants, microbiological contaminants and naturally occurring toxic substances within permissible limits.
  • Under PMKSY, capital subsidy in the form of grants-in-aid ranging from 35% to 75% of the eligible project cost subject to a maximum specified limit is provided to investors under the various schemes for undertaking infrastructure, logistic projects, and setting up of food processing units in the country.


  •  The sanctioned projects across the country under component schemes of PMKSY are estimated to benefit about 34 lakh farmers on completion.
  • In an evaluation study, NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) in Year 2020, estimated that captive projects under the scheme have resulted in an increase in farm-gate prices by 12.38% and each project is estimated to benefit more than 9500 farmers.

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