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Food Cold Chain Scheme: 353 Projects Approved, says Union Minister Prahlad Singh Patel

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Food Cold Chain Scheme: 353 Projects Approved, says Union Minister Prahlad Singh PatelThe Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) has approved a total of 353 projects under the Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure Scheme, a component of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojna (PMKSY), for various states and union territories.

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The government is running the scheme to minimise the post-harvest losses and enhance value addition in the agricultural produce, the Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Prahlad Singh Patel has said in the ongoing Monsoon session of Parliament.

Funds allotted and expanded during 2016-17 to 2021-22:

Year Budget Estimate (Rs in Crores) Revised Estimate (Rs in Crores) Expenditure (Rs in Crores)
2016-17 158.23 185.21 184.88
2017-18 180.00 198.68 196.15
2018-19 400.00 271.59 244.74
2019-20 290.00 326.16 271.12
2020-21 349.71 252.58 207.40
2021-22 227.60

53.45 (as of 30.06.2021)

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