About NMFP
Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MFPI) has launched a new Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) - National Mission on Food Processing (NMFP) during the 12th Plan (2012-13) for implementation through States / UTs. Further, the Govt. of India have approved continuation of the Mission during the remainder of 12th Five Year Plan (2013-17). The basic objective of NMFP is decentralization of implementation of Ministry’s schemes, which will lead to substantial participation of State Governments / UTs. The NMFP contemplates establishment of a National Mission as well as corresponding Missions in the State and District level. NMFP is likely improve significantly the Ministry’s outreach in terms of planning, supervision and monitoring of various schemes with the following objectives
  • To promote facilities for post-harvest operations including setting up of food processing industries.
  • To undertake decentralization of the schemes so far operated by the Ministry of Food ProcessingIndustries (MoFPI) in order to take into account the requirements suitable to the local needs.
  • To augment the capacity of food processors working to upscale their operations through capital infusion, technology transfer, skill Upgradation and handholding support.
  • To support established self-help groups working in food processing sector to facilitate them to achieve SME status.
  • Capacity development and skill up gradation through institutional training to ensure sustainable employment opportunities to the people and also to reduce the gap in requirement and availability of skilled manpower in food processing sector.
  • To raise the standards of food safety and hygiene in order to meet the norms set up by FSSAI.
  • To facilitate food processing industries to adopt HACCP and ISO certification norms.
  • To augment farm gate infrastructure, supply chain logistics, storage and processing capacity.
  • To provide better support system to organized food processing sector.
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