Prime Minister’s Formalization of Micro Food Processing Enterprises Scheme(PMFME Scheme)

The Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Govt. of India launched a newly formulated Centrally Sponsored Scheme called “Prime Minister’s Formalization of Micro Food Processing Enterprises Scheme(PMFME Scheme) ” as a part of Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan on 29/07/2020 with the obje4ctive to strengthen backward/ forward linkages, common infrastructure, packaging, branding & marketing of the products of micro enterprises. The scheme focuses on value addition of local perishable produce in identified agro-clusters, clusters of fisheries, dairy, poultry and other allied segments like minor forest produce. The Scheme aims to:

  • Enhance the competitiveness of existing individual micro-enterprises in the unorganized segment of the food processing industry and promote formalization of the sector
  • Support Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs), Self Help Groups (SHGs) and Producers Cooperatives along their entire value chain.

The Scheme would be implemented over a period of five years from 2020-21 to 2024-25 with an outlay of Rs.10, 000 Crore. The total outlay of the scheme is to be shared @ 60:40 by Govt. of India and States, @ 90:10 by Govt. of India and 8 North Eastern & Himalayan Sates and 100% by Govt. of India to UT’s.

Salient feature of the Scheme

The programme has four broad components addressing the needs of the sector:-

  • Support to individual and group of micro enterprises ;
  • Branding and marketing support;
  • Support for strengthening of institutions ;
  • Setting up of robust project management framework.

The scheme adopts One District One Production (ODOP) approach to reap the benefit of scale in terms of procurement of inputs, availing common services and marketing of products. The approved OPDPs for the three Districts of A & N Islands are mentioned in the table below:-

1.South AndamanMarine Fish Products
2.NicobarCoconut based products
3.Middle & north AndamanCoconut based products


The Directorate of Industries in association with the line department like Fisheries, Agriculture, Rural Development, NABARD, CIARI and Andaman Chamber of Commerce & Industries, organized one day seminar in the Conference Hall of the Directorate of Industries, Middle Point, Port Blair on 13/10/2020 under Prime Minister Scheme for Formalization of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PM FME)”.

For further details, please contact: - Director of Industries, A&N Administration, Port Blair, Ph no.:- 03192-234360