SAMPADA SCHEME - IMPORTANT FACTS
Essential for All Upcoming Examination
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched a new scheme named "SAMPADA Scheme" (Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters) on 26th May, 2017 for the period 2016-20 coterminous with the 14th Finance Commission cycle. This scheme was for food processing sector. This scheme will mobilized current and new scheme aimed at decrement food wastage doubling farmer’s income by 2022. It will help to create infrastructure for linkage of entire supply chain. This scheme was inaugurated by Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal. Our Prime Minister announced this scheme at a ceremony for laying the foundation stone of Indian Agriculture Research Institute in Gogamukh in Assam.
- To supplement agriculture, modernize processing and decrease agri-waste.
- To focusing on the increase in Agriculture, modernising processing methods of agri products and decreasing their wastage.
- This scheme is an ongoing schemes of the Ministry like Integrated Cold Chain, Mega Food Parks, Food Safety and Quality Assurance Infrastructure and Value Addition Infrastructure etc. and also new schemes like Infrastructure for Agro-processing Clusters, Creation of Backward and Forward Linkages, Creation / Expansion of Food Processing & Preservation Capacities.
- The Centre has authorized 234 cold chain projects and 42 mega food parks with 139 lakh tonnes of preserving and processing capacity of agro-produce worth Rs. 35,000 crore.
- 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.
- SAMPADA will give a thrust to the food processing sector and help in providing better prices to farmers and achieve the government’s target to double farmer’s income by 2022.
- The scheme will create a huge employment opportunities in rural areas.
- The food processing sector contributed 9.1 and 8.6% of gross value added (GVA) in manufacturing and agriculture sector during 2015-16.
- SAMPADA includes new schemes of Infrastructure for Agro-processing Clusters, Creation of Backward and Forward Linkages and Creation / Expansion of Food Processing & Preservation Capacities aim at development of modern infrastructure to encourage entrepreneurs to set up food processing units based on cluster approach, provide effective and seamless backward and forward integration for processed food industry by plugging gaps in supply chain and creation of processing and preservation capacities and modernization/ expansion of existing food processing units.
- From the viewpoint of the consumer, it would promote the availability of safe and convenient processed foods at a reasonable price.
- Government is taking step to boost food processing sector to bring down post-harvest losses preferably to zero level, provide quality food to consumer at cheaper price and double of farmer’s income.
|Name of this scheme||SAMPADA Scheme|
|Launched On||26th May, 2017|
|Lunched By||Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi|
|Inaugurated By||Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal|
|Place, where this was announced||Gogamukh in Assam|
|Aim of this scheme||To focusing on the increase in Agriculture, modernising processing methods of agri products and decreasing their wastage.|
|Financial Outlet||Rs. 6,000 crore|
|To be implemented By||FY 2019-20|