The scheme envisages financial assistance to food processing units in the form of grant-in-aid @ 25% of the cost of plant and machinery and technical civil works subject to a maximum of Rs.50.00 lakhs in general areas.

Sectors in food processing such as fruits & vegetables, milk products, meat, poultry, fishery, cereal/other consumer food products, oilseeds products, rice milling, flour milling, pulse processing and such other agri-horticultural sectors including food flavours and colours, oleoresins, spices, coconut, mushrooms and hops will be covered under the Scheme. The activities of aerated water, packaged drinking water and soft drinks will not be considered for financial assistance under the Scheme.