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Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan in food processing sector

13 February 2024, New Delhi: As part of Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan – Vocal for Local Initiative in food processing sector, Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) is implementing a centrally sponsored “PM Formalisation of Micro food processing Enterprises (PMFME) Scheme” for providing financial, technical and business support for setting up / upgradation of micro food processing enterprises in the country. Scheme primarily adopts One District One Product (ODOP) approach to reap the benefit of scale in terms of procurement of inputs, availing common services and marketing of products. It provides the framework for value chain development and alignment of support infrastructure.

Till 31st January 2024, 72,840 loans sanctioned for credit linked subsidy to beneficiaries located in various States/ UTs, including 1,933 in Punjab, under the scheme. The State wise details are at Annexure. 

The challenges faced by the micro enterprises in implementation of the PMFME Scheme are discussed and resolved through regular follow up/review meetings with States/UTs, lending banks, concerned Ministries/Departments and other stakeholders. In addition, handholding support is provided to the beneficiary for project formulation, execution, access to credit, linkages to machine/equipment manufacturers, maintenance of hygiene & quality control etc.   

The Capacity Building component of the PMFME Scheme envisages to provide Food Processing and Entrepreneurship Training to the new and existing micro-food processing individuals taking benefits under the scheme. 2190 training sessions have been conducted till date. The details of persons trained under the scheme are as under:

Sl. No.Type of TraineeNumbers
1Master Trainer (MT)526
2District Level Trainer (DLT)1,058
3District Resource Person (DRP) 1953
4Beneficiary 63,099
Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan in food processing sector

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