Q. Consider the following statements regarding Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana (PMKSY):
1. It is a central sector scheme launched by Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.

2. Operation Greens is a sub-component of this scheme.

3. Credit-linked financial assistance is provided to entrepreneurs to set up food processing industries.

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: B

Statement 1 is incorrect: It is a central sector scheme launched by Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI)

Statement 2 is correct: The component schemes of PMKSY are –

  • Mega Food Park
  • Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure
  • Creation /Expansion of Food Processing & Preservation Capacities
  • Infrastructure for Agro-Processing Clusters
  • Creation of Backward & Forward linkages
  • Food Safety and Quality Assurance Infrastructure
  • Human Resource and Institutions
  • Operation Greens.

Statement 3 is correct: Under component schemes of PMKSY, MoFPI provides mostly credit-linked financial assistance (capital subsidy) in the form of grants-in-aid to entrepreneurs for setting up of food processing/preservation industries.

Source: PIB