The main feature of the scheme is a cluster based approach.

  • MFP concept is based on the hub and spoke model which is demand driven model with strong backward and forward linkages that create a sustainable agri-value chain network.
  • It contains three vital components namely the Central Processing Centre, Collection Centre (CC) or the Primary Processing Centre (PPC) and the agro-logistics network that connects the CCs with the CPC.
  • It would also connect the CPC and CCs with demand centres such as metropolitans and export points.
  • 30 proposed Mega Food Parks in India.
  • 10 MFPs have been approved and are at various stage of operation.
  • The expected outcome are increased realization for farmers, creation of high quality rural processing infrastructure, reduction in wastage, capacity building of the producers and processors and creation of an efficient supply chain along with significant direct and indirect employment generation.

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