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- Presently only 10% of India's total perishable food produce undergoes processing. In the absence of modern harvesting technologies, post-harvest and cold
chain infrastructure, the sector experiences high proportion of wastage. Given the scenario, the Government of India has been giving a push to creation of enabling infrastructure for Food Processing.
- Government of India has approved setting up of 42 MFPs in the country, out of which 41 have been sanctioned by MoFPI. Of the 41 MFPs, 9 have already commenced operations. The parks have more than 1,200 developed plots (of approximately 1 acre each) with basic infrastructure enabled, that entrepreneurs can lease for the setting up of food processing and ancillary units.
- Scheme for Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure – The Ministry of Food Processing Industries has approved a total of 228 cold chain projects under this scheme, of which 109 have been completed and are operational.