Ministry of Food Processing Industries
The main objective of the scheme is creation of processing and preservation capacities and modernisation/ expansion of existing food processing units with a view to increasing the level of processing, value addition leading to reduction of wastage. The processing activities undertaken by the individual units covers a wide range of post-harvest processes resulting in value addition and/or enhancing shelf life with specialized facilities required for preservation of perishables. While expansion of processing capacity is necessary to increase the level of processing and reduce wastage, the induction of modern technology is intended to make a clear difference in terms of process efficiencies as well as improving the quality of the end product. The setting up of new units and modernization/ expansion of existing units are covered under the scheme.
Scheme Benefits & Highlights
The scheme envisages financial assistance to food processing units in the form of grant-in-aid as under:
- 35% of the eligible project cost subject to a maximum of Rs. 5.00 crore in General Areas;
- 50% of the eligible project cost subject to a maximum of Rs. 5.00 Crores in North Eastern States including Sikkim and Difficult areas including Himalayan States (Himachal Pradesh, J&K & Uttarakhand), State Notified ITDP areas and Islands.
- NGOs / Cooperatives / SHG’s / Public and Pvt. companies / limited liability Partnerships, corporate entity/ proprietorship firms/ Partnership firms engaged or propose to engage in creation/ expansion/ modernization of food processing and preservation capacities would be eligible for financial assistance under the scheme. For the purpose of these guidelines, the above mentioned entities shall be treated as ‘Implementation Agency/ Applicant organization’.
- SC or ST promoters, as the case may be, holding majority stake in the implementation Agency/ applicant organization, will be treated as SC/ST proposals. Such implementation agency/ applicant organization will be treated at par with the difficult areas for the purpose of extending benefits under the scheme.
For the list of ineligible applicants please refer to the following document’s section 8: http://www.mofpi.nic.in/sites/default/files/revised_operational_guidelines_of_cefppc_scheme-_29102018_1_0.pdf
Applications under the scheme will be invited through Expression of Interest (EoI). An applicant is initially required to submit their loan application to the bank for appraisal and sanction of the Term loan for the project. The application for financial assistance in the prescribed format need to be submitted online and subsequently hard copy has to be sent by the applicant directly to MoFPI within 10 working days after successful uploading of the online application.
For submitting proposal click here: https://sampada-mofpi.gov.in/cefppc/login.aspx
For more details about submitting the proposal click here: http://www.mofpi.nic.in/sites/default/files/revised_operational_guidelines_of_cefppc_scheme-_29102018_1_0.pdf