The Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) has invited expression-of-interest for availing incentives for millet-based products under the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme. The proposals should be for products having more than 15% millet content by weight while the last date for submission of proposals was July 29, 2022.

According to MoFPI, the GoI has proposed to encourage the use of millets in ready-to-cook and ready-to-eat products through incentives under the PLI scheme, aimed at increasing the usage of millets in food products and promote its value addition and sales in domestic as well as international markets.

The notice issued by the ministry says that the incentives shall be given in two categories including large entities having a turnover of Rs 250 crore (in fiscal 2020-21) and MSME having turnover of Rs 2 crore in FY 2020-21 and having udhyam registration certification.

“The interested entities should submit their proposal online as per the scheme guidelines,” reads the notice.

The list of millets include Sorghum (Jowar), Pearl Millet (Bajra), Finger Millet (Ragi), Little Millet (Kutki), Small Millet (Samai), Foxtail Millet (Kangni), Proso Millet (Barri), Barnyard Millet (Jhangura), Kodo Millet (Kodra), Pseudo Millets (Buck Wheat and Kuttu), Amaranthus (Chaulai) and any other millets as specified by Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India, from time to time while the products that were excluded from the incentive include primary processed millet commodities like de-husked/ polished millet grains, colour sorted millet grains and millet flours/ atta.