The Scheme aims at providing a mechanism to link agricultural production to the market by bringing together farmers, processors and retailers
The food parks aims to ensure maximizing value addition, minimizing wastage, increasing farmers’ income and creating employment opportunities particularly in rural sector.
It is based on “Cluster” approach and envisages a well-defined processing zone containing state-of-the art processing facilities with support infrastructure and well-established supply chain.
Pattern of Assistance –
In General areas – one time capital grant of 50% of the project cost subject to a maximum of Rs.50 crore.
In Hilly & Difficult terrain – Capital grant of 75% of the project cost subject to a maximum of Rs. 50 crore in North East Regions