In order to ensure overall development of Food Processing Industries in the country, including those based on herbal and horticulture produce, Ministry Food Processing Industries (MoFPI), is implementing Central Sector Umbrella Scheme, Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana (PMKSY), Production Linked Incentive Scheme for Food Processing Industry (PLISFPI) and Centrally sponsored PM Formalization of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PMFME) Scheme.

These schemes are, inter alia, intended to reduce post-harvest losses of perishables.

As per latest Annual Survey of Industries (ASI) 2018-19, the total number of persons engaged in food processing sector are 20.05 lakh in registered sector and as per National Sample Survey (NSS) 2015-16 report 51.11 lakh in unincorporated / unregistered sector.