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Scheme of Technology upgradation (Food Processing)

(A Capital subsidy scheme operated by Ministry of Food processing industry)


Up gradation of processing capabilities
  Assistance and eligibility

  • 25% of the cost of plant & machinery and technical civil works subject to a maximum of Rs.50 lakhs in general areas and
  • 33% upto Rs.75 lakh  in different areas (Jammu & Kashmir,HP,Uttarakhand, Sikkim, North-Eastern States, Andaman & Nicobar Islands,Lakshadweep and Integrated Tribal development areas)
  • Only new plant & machinery eligible
  • Technical civil works include civil works for functional purposes and exclude boundary wall, office buildings, guest house, canteen and roads.
  • The application should be made by the entrepreneur before commencement of commercial production
  • To obviate duplication of grants, beneficiaries need to submit affidavits.
  • Scheme covers specified sectors for activities leading to value addition and shelf-life enhancement.
  • Individuals, firms, co-operatives & companies are eligible
  Scope and spread of the scheme
  • Sectors in food processing such as fruits & vegetables, milk products, meat, poultry, fishery, cereal/ other consumer food products, oilseeds products, rice milling, flour milling, pulse processing and such other agri/ horticultural sectors including food flavours & colours, oleoresins, spices, coconut, mushrooms and hops are covered under the scheme.
  • The activities of aerated water, packaged drinking water and soft drink are not considered.
  • Sanctions under the scheme to women, SC/ST to be given priority.