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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Ministry of Food Processing Industries

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 764
TO BE ANSWERED ON 2ND AUGUST 2010
Financial Assistance to Karnataka for Food Processing Sector

 

764.     DR. RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR
Will the Minister of FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRIES be pleased to state:

  1. The financial assistance provided by the Central Government to Karnataka for food processing sector during the last three years.
  2. Whether the farmers have benefited financially by way of setting up of food processing units and
  3. If so, the details thereof?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRIES
(SHRI SUBODH KANT SAHAI)

  1. The Ministry of Food Processing Industries extends financial assistance in the form of grant- in- aid to implementing agencies/ entrepreneurs @ 25% of the cost of Plant & machinery and Technical Civil Works subject to a maximum of Rs. 50 lakhs in general areas and 33.33% subject to a maximum of Rs. 75 lakhs in difficult areas under the scheme of Technology Up gradation/ Establishment/ Modernization of food processing industries. The details of financial assistance provided during the last three years to the entrepreneurs in Karnataka is as under

(Rs. In lakhs)

Year

No. Of units assisted

Amount Released

2007-08

34

529.62

2008-09

25

629.895

2009-10

24

269.55

b & (c) No separate data regarding financial assistance provided by this Ministry to the farmers is being maintained.