Govt focusing on building cold chain infra across India: Harsimrat

NEW DELHI: Minister of Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Friday
said the Ministry is focusing on building cold chain infrastructure across the country for
seamless transfer of perishables from production to consumption areas through the Pradhan
Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana.
Replying to supplementaries in the Rajya Sabha during the Question Hour, Ms Kaur said the
Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana includes component schemes like Integrated Cold chain
and value addition infrastructure, mega food park, creation of Backward and Forward
linkages and Agro processing cluster and opearation greens.
She said to fill the gaps across the value chain and establishing the Cold chain grid, the
Ministry has also sanctioned 40 Mega Food parks and 313 Integrated Cold Chain Projects
throughout the country.
”These schemes aim at arresting post-harvest losses of horticulture and non-horticulture
produce by encouraging the creation of cold storages, primary processing and transportation
facilities across the country,” the Minister added.