Development Strengthening of Agricultural Marketing Infrastructure, Grading and Standardisation


Ministry

Ministry of agriculture

Description

This scheme is implemented in those States which have amended the Agriculture Produce Marketing Regulation (APMC) Act, wherever required, to allow direct marketing and contract farming and to permit setting up of markets in private and cooperative sectors.

Credit linked back-ended subsidy is provided on capital cost of general or commodity specific infrastructure for marketing of agricultural commodities and for strengthening and modernisation of existing agricultural markets, wholesale, rural periodic or in tribal areas.State Agricultural Marketing Boards/Market Committees and other State agencies will be free to decide the quantum of loan or invest their own funds in lieu of loan as per their requirement.

Sponsored By

Central Government of India

Objective

The scheme provides for contract farming, etc., credit linked subsidy on capital cost

Eligibility

11 Regional Agmark Laboratories, Central Agmark Laboratory and various offices of DMI are eligible.

Beneficiaries

Benefits

The rate of subsidy shall be 25% of capital cost of the project. It will, however, be 33% in the case of the North-Eastern states, hilly and tribal areas in the states of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and to entrepreneurs belonging to SC/ST and their cooperatives. Maximum amount of subsidy shall be restricted to Rs.50 lakh for each project and Rs.60 lakh in case of the North-Eastern states, hilly and tribal areas in the states of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and to entrepreneurs belonging to SC/ST and their cooperatives. There will, however, be no upper ceiling in respect of infrastructure projects of state agencies.

How To Apply

A Udyami Helpline: Dial 1800-180-6763 [Toll Free Number] for queries relating to this Schemes.

Contact to

To Agricultural MarketingAdviser/Joint Secretary (Marketing), Department
ofAgriculture & Cooperation, Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi - 110114.

Status

Active

Sector

Agricultural



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