Setting up of new abattoirs / modernization of existing abattoirs by Up-scaling of Scheme for Infrastructure Development for Processing Industries

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the upscaling of the Scheme for Infrastructure Development for Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) namely, setting up of new abattoirs/ modernization of existing abattoirs. The CCEA had earlier approved the scheme in its meeting held on 26.02.2009 with a direction that the number of projects be limited to 10 projects. 

Two projects therefore at Dimapur and Ahmednagar, have already been completed and the balance eight projects are at various stages of completion. 

Under the upscaling of the Scheme, MoFPI is expected to fund setting up of 25 new abattoirs and modernization of 25 existing abattoirs across the country (at a cost of Rs. 240.25 crore), as well as completing eight on-going projects (at a cost of Rs. 74.83 crore) along with payment of Technical Consultancy fee maximum @ 5 percent of grant aggregating to Rs. 330.84 crore. Each of these projects is likely to be completed in 18 months. However, small projects for modernization are likely to be completed in 12 months. 

 Financial assistance (grant-in-aid) would be provided at 50 percent and 75 percent of cost of plant & machinery and technical civil work in general and difficult areas respectively, subject to maximum of Rs. 15 crore for each new project.

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