Set up at a project cost of Rs 21.09 crores
The Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, Prahlad Singh Patel, recently inaugurated the Food Processing Unit of Sahara Frozen Foods established in Morena, Madhya Pradesh, under the cold chain scheme of Central sector scheme – Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana.
Speaking on the occasion, Patel said that this processing unit will benefit everyone at the local level. He also mentioned that the Ministry always prioritises local farmers and the regional crops and is working religiously with full potential to develop India’s food processing sector.
The Sahara Frozen Foods unit has been set up at a project cost of Rs 21.09 crores and a grant in aid of Rs 10 crores from the ministry. The unit will also provide direct and indirect employment to about 700 persons and benefit about 1,000 farmers in the CPC and PPC catchment areas.
The facilities of this unit include IQF Pre-Processing Line for F&V – 4 MT/Hr, Deep Freezer/Frozen Store – 4000 MT, Modern Racking System (Stacking)-4000 MT and High Reach Material Handling- 2 Units. The unit provides excellent state-of-the-art facilities such as packing machines, water treatment plants, water storage tanks, subsystems, fittings etc. The processing unit mainly produces frozen peas, mango pieces, frozen cabbage etc.
Rs 5.41 crore has been transferred as Seed Capital to community-based organisations for 1498 SHG members in Maharashtra, under the PMFME Scheme.