The Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India has fabricated a Scheme for Human Resources and Institution– Skill Development (SHRISD) under the Central Sector Scheme Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY) for a period concurrent with the 14th Finance Commission cycle.
Objectives Of The Scheme:
The key objectives of the scheme are as follows:-
- To establish training/ course modules in english, hindi and acknowledged regional languages based on the Qualification Packages (QPs) approved by the NSDA (National Skill Development Agency) as National Occupational Standards for different job roles in several areas of Food Processing Industries.
- To facilitate Training Centers (TCs) for creating the necessary framework for delivering skill training for different job roles.
- To increase the number of proficient workforce in various areas of food processing industries like operators, floor level workers, packaging and assembly line workers, quality control supervisors etc. and to fulfil the expert human resource requirement in food processing sector.
- Eventually, the skills of the workers must be updated for different job roles in food processing sector depending upon their available/future technological trends, educational qualification, and the job role potential in several areas of food processing, which can make the youth employable.
- To assist in creating enabling resources of Training Partners (TPs) and course content developers to execute different skill development programs of food processing sectors in the country coordinating with initiatives under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY).
Components Of The Scheme:
The chief components of the scheme are as follows:
- Establishment of course curriculum/ training module in english, hindi and translation of the same in acknowledged regional languages (as per 8th schedule) based on the Food Processing QPs approved by NSDA as National Occupational Standards.
- Developing Training Center (TC) / Expansion of Existing Training Centre to give skill training on different job roles in food processing as per National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF).
Benefits Of The Scheme
The scheme has various job roles which will be beneficial to make the youth employable so that they can earn their livelihood.
The scheme has 45 job roles listed under 10 sub sectors which are as follows :-
- Sub Sector : Bread and Bakery
- Sub Sector : Dairy Products
- Sub Sector : Fruits and Vegetables
- Sub Sector : Food Grain Milling
- Sub Sector : Meat and Poultry
- Sub Sector : Fish and Sea Food
- Sub Sector : Soya Food
- Sub Sector : Multi Sectorial
- Sub Sector : Packaged Food
- Sub Sector : Miscellaneous
In order to give standard skill training, designing a modular training program for each job role in correspondence to the QPs approved by NSDA is of supreme importance. Good quality course content in English, Hindi and Regional languages in print as well as in multi-media for each job role determined under sub-sector, established and translated under the scheme, shall be accessible to the training centers for performing skill training on respective job roles of the Food Processing Sector.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q-1. What are the eligibility criteria of the Food Processing Program?
Ans.:- The following are eligible for this scheme :-
- All acknowledged Central / State/ Deemed Universities or its Departments of Food processing Technology.
- Colleges/Institutions of Food Technology affiliated with Central/ State Government Universities.
- Professional agencies with previous experience in establishing training modules.
- National level Food Processing Industry Associations/ Food Processing Wing of National level Industry Associations/Chambers of Commerce.
Q-2. How the components of the scheme would be implemented?
Ans.:- The components of the scheme will be implemented as per the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) and functional methods developed by the Sector Skill Council i.e. Food Industry Capacity & Skill Initiative (FICSI). The improvement, of course curriculum/ training modules/ translation of training modules in regional languages is necessary to be as per approval of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).
Q-3. What is the pattern of assistance of this scheme?
- Grants-In-Aid will be given at the rate of 50% of the cost of plant & machineries needed for a NSDA/NSDC approved training module subject to a maximum of Rs. 15 lakh per training module.
- Grants-In-Aid will be given to a maximum of five training modules per TC, provided there is no coincide in plant and machinery.
- The Grants-In-Aid will be issued by the Ministry to eligible organizations in two equal installments i.e. 50% advance and remaining 50% after the plant machinery has been purchased and established by the Institute/ organization.
- Plant and machinery specified by NSDC/ FICSI from time to time for various training modules shall be eligible for Grants under the scheme.
Q-4. How proposals are to be submitted?
Ans.:- All the proposals are to be submitted in the specified format through online on the web portal of MOFPI with appropriate documents.
Note :- Food Processing Program – The Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India has implemented a Scheme for Human Resources and Institution– Skill Development (SHRISD) under the Central Sector Scheme Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY) for a period concurrent with the 14th Finance Commission cycle. The scheme has 45 available job roles.