Food Processing and Value Addition Pilot Program (WB-P167559)

  • India
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Voting Date
Dec 20, 2019
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Government of India
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  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 225.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 450.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jan 17, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Oct 8, 2018

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Project Description

According to the bank website, "the proposed program aims at tackling these challenges in a holistic way to enable these enterprises to produce innovative, cost effective, safe, reliable, and quality products in sufficient volumes. This will be achieved by developing the supply-side of the unorganized sector through clustering and upgrading of micro and small enterprises (MSEs) and collective and individual actions to improve management, quality, safety, production and sustainability practices. TheProgram will also build on the comparative advantages of the prioritized food sub-sectors in participating States and develop sustainable and integrated support systems through leveraging national/global knowledge, for boosting existing food processing MSEs as well as start-ups in rural and urban areas."

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)

Borrower US$ 225 million

Contact Information
World Bank
Adarsh Kumar, Chakib Jenane
Senior Agribusiness Specialist
Republic of India
Bandana Preyashi
Director (MI), Department of Economic Affairs, GoI
Implementing Agencies
Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India
Dr. Dharmendra Singh Gangwar
Additional Secretary


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