Ministry of Food Processing Industries of India will soon launch this scheme namely Gram Samridhi Yojana 2019. This scheme is going to boost the unorganized food processing sector concentrated in rural areas. Around 66% of the unorganized food processing units are in rural areas and 80% are family run. This is a 3,000 crore scheme which is to be funded by the World Bank.
The central govt. is going to help cottage industry, farmer producer’s organization and individual food processors. The primary objective of Gram Samridhi Yojana is to increase capacity, upgradation of technology, skill improvement, entrepreneurship development and strengthening of farm to market supply chain.
Niti Aayog has already given in-principle approval to the Gram Samridhi Scheme. Now the proposal is given to the Expenditure Finance Committee for clearance.