The Ministry of Food
Processing Industries (MFPI) was set up in July, 1988 to give an
impetus to development of food processing industries in the country.
The Ministry is concerned with formulation and implementation of the
policies & plans for the food processing industries within the
overall national priorities and objectives. The Ministry acts as a
catalyst for bringing in greater investment into this sector, guiding
and helping the industry, encouraging exports and creating a
conducive environment for healthy growth of the food processing
||II. Name of scheme(s)
Development in Processed Food Sector
i) Update processing, packaging and storage technologies for all
major processed food products so that they meet International
ii) Standardization of various factors such as
bacteriological standards, preservation standards, additives,
pesticide residue etc., of meat and meat products, development of
value added products of commercial importance.
Development of processing technology for the production of
intermediate and finished food product/product ion including design
and building of prototype equipment/pilot plants.
Fortification of cereals/cereal products for enhancing the
nutritional level of our population, especially women and children.
v) Traditional Foods of various regions of the country.
Development of new cost effective technologies for preservation and
packaging for food products based on traditional foods, common food
grains, dairy products etc., for both domestic and export purposes.
Development and design of equipment for manufacture of such products,
development of new inexpensive packaging techniques and equipments,
analysis of existing packaging methods, materials processes, quality
control norms studies about improvement in the currently used
systems, studies about newer packaging possibilities.
Ministry may engage reputed research institutions/universities for
directed research & development of low cost indigenous technology
for preservation/processing, which will result in value addition to
Who can submit a proposal
Central/State Government Organisations, IITs, IIMs, R&D
Institutes, Universities and NGOs etc. In case of NE States &
Sikkim, the proposals may be simultaneously sent to the MFPI &
When and how to submit a proposal
Any time during the year in the prescribed format which can be
downloaded from the website. 15 copies of the project proposal should
Areas of research support
Proposals related to the areas mentioned under the "Objectives" will
be considered for support.
Components of grant
Grant-in-aid will be provided @ 100% of the capital cost to
Central/State Government Organisation, IITs and Universities. To all
other Implementing Agencies the grant-in-aid will be provided @ 33%
of the capital cost for General Areas and 50% of the capital cost for
Items not allowed out of grant
Mechanism of implementation
The proposals are required to be recommended
by the concerned State Government or Nodal Agency designated by them
to the Ministry for approval. The proposals from PSUs, R&D
Institutes, Universities, IITs and IIMs and other reputed
State/National level institutes would not need such recommendations.
The list of Nodal Agencies can be seen/ downloaded from the website.
In case of areas under autonomous bodies such as Gorkha Hill
Development Council such recommendations can be made by the Competent
||Contact Address: The Joint Secretary
of Food Processing Industries Panchsheel Bhawan, August Kranti Marg
New Delhi-110 049
Tel. No: (Oil) 26492216,26492174 Fax. No:
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