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Thursday, March 8

PMKSY (Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA yojana)

TNPSC Current Affairs - March 2018 by TNPSC Guru 
  • Union Government to allocate Rs 6,000 crore under PMKSY for the period of 2016-2020 (14th Financial cycle).
  •  It is expected to benefit 20 Lakh farmers and generate over 5lakh direct and indirect jobs during 209-20.
  •  PMKSY is formerly known as SAMPADA (Sector scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and development of Agro-Processing clusters).
  • This scheme aims to increase agriculture, modernize processing and reduce Agriculture waste. 
Important schemes implemented under Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana .
  • Creating Mega Food Parks in various states (Completed 10 and ongoing 32)
  • Creating Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure  (Completed 114 and Ongoing 124)
  • Creation / Expansion of Food Processing & Preservation Capacities
  • Infrastructure for Agro-processing Clusters
  • Creation of Backward and Forward Linkages
  • Creating Food Safety and Quality Assurance Infrastructure
  • Creating Human Resources and Institutions 
Benefits of PMKSY:
  • The scheme will modernise infrastructure with efficient supply chain management.
  • It will help to increase the growth of food processing in Country, better prices, double the income of farmers and creating employment opportunities.
  • It also helps to decrease the agriculture waste , increasing the processing level, safe and convenient processed food with affordable rate to the consumer and also export of processed food.

                                                                                                                             Source - PIB

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