Research and Development, Quality Assurance, Codex and Promotional Activities


Ministry

Ministry Of Food Processing Industries

Description

Quality and food safety have become a competitive need in the global market. Total Quality Management (TQM) such as quality control, quality system and quality assurance should function in a horizontal fashion for total success. R&D is an important area where focused attention is related to the improvement of production, quality, consumer safety and public health. R&D for development and up gradation of products, processes and technologies are required in the processed food sector.

Sponsored By

Central Government of India

Objective

Eligibility

Central/State Government and its organisations/Universities (including deemed universities)

Beneficiaries

Benefits

Central/State Government and its organisations/Universities (including deemed universities) are eligible for grant-in-aid of the entire cost of laboratory equipment required for labs and 25% of the cost of technical civil works to house the equipment, and furniture and fixtures associated with the equipment for general areas and 33% for difficult areas (J&K, Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Sikkim, NorthEastern States, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Integrated Tribal Development Projects (ITDP) area).

All other implementing agencies/private sector organisations are eligible for grants-aid of 50% of cost of laboratory equipment and 25% of cost of technical civil works to house the equipment and furniture and fixtures associated with the equipment for general areas and 70% of the cost of lab equipment and 33% of technical civil works for difficult areas.

This includes 5% of grant amount as professional fees for the Programme Management Agency (PMA) engaged in providing advisory and implementation services to food testing/quality control laboratories and follow-up actions.

When the Ministry establishes/sponsors such food testing laboratories, there would be no ceiling to financial assistance and the amount to be approved is decided on a case to case basis with the approval of CompetentAuthority.

The food testing facilities so created should be accessible to public and made available to the food processing units for testing their products in and around the area at specified rates.

How To Apply

A Udyami Helpline: Dial 1800-180-6763 [Toll Free Number] for queries relating to this Schemes.

Contact to


To Ministry of Food Processing Industries

Panchsheel Bhawan, August Kranti Marg

Khelgaon, New Delhi-110049 Or



To the respective Nodal Officers.

Status

Active

Sector

Food Processing Industries



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