Sunday, May 2, 2010


Once in a while an Indian citizen has justification to rejoice on what the government is doing and the proposal by the MFPI of GOI to aggressively promote establishing of food processing industry through financial incentives is a welcome development. The proposal on the face of it looks attractive and helpful to new entrepreneurs but how efficiently it will be implemented will determine its impact. Talking in terms of millions of rupees may put off many a budding entrepreneur because of the impression it creates about the size of the project which will have to be big to deserve such assistance. Still the scheme has a potential to attract talented entrepreneurs with right mix of intelligence and enterprising quality and if unnecessary red tapism is cut to the minimum while releasing the grants, there could be many takers.

"Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MFPI) has been implementing various schemes for promotion and development of food processing industries in the country. MFPI through its various schemes for financial assistance and other promotional measures facilitates creation of food related infrastructure including processing facilities aimed at reducing wastages, enhancing value addition and increasing shelf life. Under the Scheme for Technology Up gradation/ Modernization/ Establishment of Food Processing Industries, MFPI extends financial assistance to food processing industries in the form of grant-in-aid @ 25% of the cost of plant and machinery and technical civil works subject to a maximum of Rs. 50.00 lakh in general area or 33.33% subject to maximum of Rs. 75.00 lakh in difficult areas such as Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, North Eastern States, A&N Islands, Lakshadweep and ITDP areas. In addition, under the Technology Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture in North Eastern and
Himalayan States, higher levels of assistance @ 50% up to maximum of Rs. 4.00 Crore for setting up and Rs. 1.00 Crore for Up gradation of fruit and vegetables processing is available. A National Horticulture Mission (NHM) has been launched with an objective to boost the horticulture sector.

The problem with such press releases from the GOI is that they are not aimed at the entrepreneurs but the media to splash them in their news carriers for getting a boost to the image of the government. Those who try to make use of the schemes know how difficult it is to go through the bureaucratic establishment to get the sanction and the immense logistical problems encountered in getting the grants released from the concerned offices. In stead of doling put millions of rupees to multi million rupee projects, MFPI must consider promoting micro enterprises at the village levels so that thousands of processing units bloom in the rural backyard of this country where the real soul of the country flourishes! 800 and odd District Industries Center, set up during 1977, now almost defunct can be used for delivering such a service after modernizing their infrastructure and personnel base.



archana gupta said...

respected sir,
I am a emerging business women at village level,i know that governament of india has mny subsidy schemes for food processing.

can you please help me know which office or department i should proceed for incurring these benfits for a flour mill,i will be gratful for ur kind support my email

Sivam Holy Bath, Yanam said...

Ms Archana Gupta,

You can contact Industrial Office at your village or mandal headquarters

JANUJI said...

Make a project report, need to form a company or some establishment, detail your machinery with new quotes and final bill at your name and 3 quotes as well, preferable if you could take service of consultant, need to have strings in delhi to get your subsidy released, it is possible without being bothered to delhi by proper process... all the best, for further information visit the food ministry site..

Chaitanya Sharma said...

respected sir,
I'm an entrepreneur from gujarat state is engaged in setting up of plants in field of fmcg products lke pickles,juices,tea,coffee could I be able to avail any kind of susidy to start this business? If yes then how to claim it..?? Please do reply me on or call me on 0951058021. waiting for your valuable reply. Thanks.

manoj goyal said...

i am putting a plant in jharkhand, the main product will be sattu, besan,i.e processed form of channa . what type of subsidy and how can i get it from central goverment. please guide me in this regard.

joginder chauhan said...

hello sir
i am going to establish a fruit proccessing plant in shimla distt. i am looking for some govt. aids.please guide me to get subsidy its my dream which department i have to contact for subsidy,my project is ready.plz mail me on either contact me +918055557848

joginder chauhan

joginder chauhan said...

hello sir
i had just completed my PG(MCA)now i want to establish a fruit plant at my village(distt.shimla)i am looking for govt aids can you please guide me how to get subsidy and to which office i hav to mail id is
contact no is-+8055557848

D Vishal said...

Dear Sir
We had setup an unit of mineral water. For CLCSS subsidy of Central Government we are about to claim as our commercial production has been started 6 months back and as per some circular which i am not getting on web,the subsidy shall be claim in 90 days from last date of disbursement from the term loan account. Is that true. Please guide us.
Please send your valuable and helpful comment directly to
thanks and regards


D Vishal said...

Dear Sir
We had setup an unit of Mineral Water and claiming central govt subsidy under clcss. But the is there any circular that the subsidy is eligible if it claim with 90 days from the last date of disbursement from the term loan account of bank.
My last disbursement was done in April-2012 so is our case is eligible or not.
Please send your valuable comment to
Thanks and regards
Vishal D

Navneet Sharma said...

Dear MANOJ GOYAL, You could claim 25% Subsidy on the value of Plant n Machinary under NMFP(National Mission on Food Processing). For more details visit the website of MoFPI(Ministry of Food Processing Industries).
Not only this you should contact Food Processing Department in your district for state related other subsidies, if any.

Anonymous said...

sir i wish to establised the minreal water unit in h.p or my project around 150,00000, so is there any subsidy plan for this unit if yes then who i can get that plan or subsidy or where i have to cont, waiting for your reply rajesh kumar baijnath,h.p

kushal varu said...

Dear Sir,
I'm an industrial Engineer, I want to set up a food processing unit in Raipur,
Chhattisgarh State. Please guide me
Kushal Varu

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Natarajan V said...

Dear Sir,
I am an Agri Graduate having 26 Years of Agri Industry experience, want to start Fruit/Food processing Industry. Can you please guide me.

With Kind Regards,
mOBILE: 09751943070
Skype id: natarajan7565

Shafeequr Rahman said...

Dear Sir

I want to set up a flour mill industry (in small scale) in a village called K.R.Pet in Mandya district of Karnataka (comes under rural), Is there a scheme by the food processing industry, can i get credit facility.


amit bhandari said...

Respected sir,
I am Food technologist working in FMCG sector natively belongs to uttarakhand, i want to establish a milk processing plant please let me know how can i work upon to make it possible..please help me to know...
Amit Bhandari

kugan said...

Hi Sir,
I have completed my Hotel management,I am planning to start a bakery unit in Tiruvanamalai, Vellore District.Is there a scheme by the food processing industry, can i get credit facility.


Naman Namkeen said...

Respected Sir,
Im an entrepreneur engaged in setting up a plant at Vapi, Gujarat in field of FMCG product like Packaged Snacks Food products along with my sister. My age is 25 years and her age is 32 years. Could i be able to avail any kind of subsidy. We have invested more than 60lacs and the plant is ready for production. Till date no subsidy has been availed. Please guide us and give your valuable suggestion at or at my number 919848326246. Awaiting your reply.

Hruday Lad said...

Respected Sir;
I Having Fruit Processing Business From Last One year In Mumbai. i Want to improving my Business. Cn U give me Information of Scheme and Subsidies Related Fruit Processing.
With Regard;
Gurukrupa Fruit Products

Bm Basmati said...

respected sir
a have arice in distrric karnal (haryana) now i instalad a new coiour sortex machine and new policing machine and grading plant under tecnology up gradation sechiem of M O F P I and availed aloan of rs 150 lac from sbi now it come to nmy knowiedge that industrial department of haryanais not permoting the tecnoiogy upgradation sechiem ofmofp inrice mills industries Please teii us how we can awail 25% subsidy under tecnology upgradation sechiem of mofp of goi my email address is bmbasmati&

bhaskar said...

Can anyone guide me about the subsidy available for setting up a mineral water plant in the state of Meghalaya? Whom to approach with the DPR and what is the percentage with ceiling ?

Abhishek Tripathy said...

Dear Sir,
I am food technologist with 8 years of experience in fruits and vegetable processing sector. Now I am going to instal my own fruit processing plant in Himachal pradesh. Please guide me about subsidy scheme and how can I avail the same. Please mail me on
Abhishek Tripathy

Anonymous said...

Dear Sir,
I am going to install sortex plant & machinery for pulse related processing in Jodhpur(Rajasthan).

Please guide me about subsidy scheme and how can I avail the same. Please mail me on
Ketan Jain

अरुण डोगरा रीतू said...

Dear Sir,
I am education technologist with 10 years of experience in basic education sector in Himachal pradesh. Please guide me about subsidy scheme and how can I avail the same. Please mail me on



Viraat Singh said...

Sir I am a hotel management graduate & wanted to set up a food processing plant in Haryana Kindly let me know whom should I get in touch with my id is