Project Leader: Arpita Mukherjee
Commencement: December 2014
Funded by: Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India
This study evaluated the mega food park (MFP) scheme of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries. This grant-based scheme aims to set up infrastructure for food processing to reduce wastage and benefit farmers. The study covered an analysis of global best practices in setting up food parks. It examined how the guidelines for the MFP scheme have evolved over time and its implications, presented a comparative analysis of the scheme with similar sector-specific grant-based schemes of other central government departments, examined the role of state governments and how the MFP scheme can be dovetailed with state government schemes, and assessed the perception of state governments, banks, SPVs (special purpose vehicles) and other stakeholders about the scheme. It also examined the governance and management structure of MFPs and the socio-economic impact of the MFP scheme on the catchment area.
The study was based on analysis of secondary data, a primary survey and field visits to mega food parks. The final report was presented before the Minister and the study recommendations are being implemented by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries.
For the project Report see: http://www.mofpi.nic.in/TitlePage.aspx?KYEwmOL+HGpoo8DlNeKVV9Ovc/epY+sr3kZVvH4grl0MpCthjoWQihQ6hDpjLAqyyCTtq0JXCR0=