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Govt focus on building cold chain infra across India: Harsimrat

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New Delhi, Nov 22:  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. (UNI)