Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY)


Ajit Kumar AJIT KUMARWISDOM IAS, New Delhi.



Government of India
Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on
23-August-2017 approved the renaming of the new Central Sector Scheme - SAMPADA (Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters) as "Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY) " for the period of 2016-20 coterminous with the 14th Finance Commission cycle.

Earlier, CCEA in its meeting held in May, 2017 approved the new Central Sector Scheme - SAMPADA (Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters) with same allocation and period . 

Objective:

The objective of PMKSY is to supplement agriculture, modernize processing and decrease Agri-Waste. 

Financial Allocation:

PMKSY with an allocation of Rs. 6,000 crore is expected to leverage investment of Rs. 31,400 crore, to benefit 20 lakh farmers and generate 5,30,500 direct/ indirect employment in the country by the year 2019-20. 

Impact: 

- The implementation of PMKSY will result in creation of modern infrastructure with efficient supply chain management from farm gate to retail outlet. 

- It will provide a big boost to the growth of food processing sector in the country. 

- It will help in providing better prices to farmers and is a big step towards doubling of farmers’ income. 

- It will create huge employment opportunities especially in the rural areas. 

- It will also help in reducing wastage of agricultural produce, increasing the processing level, availability of safe and convenient processed foods at affordable price to consumers and enhancing the export of the processed foods. 


Food Processing 

Food Processing Sector has emerged as an important segment of the Indian economy in terms of its contribution to GDP, employment and investment. During 2015-16, the sector constituted as much as 9.1 and 8.6 per cent of GVA in Manufacturing and Agriculture sector respectively. 


Wednesday, 30th Aug 2017, 11:28:51 AM

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