Ministry of agriculture
This scheme aims for creation of scientific storage capacity with allied facilities in rural areas to meet the various requirements of farmers for storing farm produce, processed farm produce, agricultural inputs, etc., and prevention of distress sale by creating facility of pledge loan and marketing credit.
Under this scheme, the entrepreneur will be free to construct godown at any place as per commercial judgment except for the restriction that it would be outside the limits of Municipal Corporation. Rural godowns constructed in Food Parks promoted by the Ministry shall also be eligible.
The capacity of the godown shall be decided by the entrepreneur. However, subsidy under this scheme shall be restricted to a minimum capacity of 100 tonnes and maximum capacity of 10,000 tonnes. Rural godowns of smaller size up to 50 tonnes capacity will also be eligible for subsidy under this scheme as a special case, based on viability analysis depending on topography/special requirement of the State/Region. In hilly areas, rural godowns of smaller size up to 25 tonnes capacity will also be eligible for subsidy.
Central Government of India
Aims for Creation of scientific storage capacity and prevention of distress sale.
The followings can avail the benefits under this scheme.
The project for construction of rural godowns can be taken up by individuals, farmers, groups of farmers/growers, partnership, proprietary firms, NGO’s, SHGs, companies, cooperatives, federations, Agricultural Produce Marketing Committees, Marketing Boards and Agro Processing Corporations. Assistance for renovation of godowns will, however, be restricted to godowns constructed by cooperatives only.
Under the revised scheme, subsidy @ 25% will be given to all categories of farmers, agriculture graduates, cooperatives & CWC/SWCs. All other categories of individual companies and corporations would be given subsidy @ 15% of project cost.
In case of NE States/hilly areas and SC/ST entrepreneurs and their cooperatives and women farmers, subsidy shall be 33.33%.
A Udyami Helpline: Dial 1800-180-6763 [Toll Free Number] for queries relating to this Schemes.
To Agricultural MarketingAdviser/Joint Secretary (Marketing), Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi - 110114.
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