Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Integrated Cold Chain and Value addition infrastructure

In order to arrest post-harvest losses of horticulture & non-horticulture produce and to provide remunerative prices to farmers, Ministry of Food Processing Industries is implementing the Central Sector Scheme of to provide integrated cold chain and preservation infrastructure facilities from the farm gate to the market. Under the scheme, the Ministry provides financial assistance in the form of grant-in-aid @ 35% for general areas and @ 50% for North East States, Himalayan States, ITDP areas and Islands for storage and transport infrastructure and @ 50% and 75%, respectively for value addition and processing infrastructure subject to a maximum grant-in-aid of Rs.10 crore per project for setting up integrated cold chain projects in the country. The scheme is primarily private sector driven and proposals under this scheme are invited through Expression of Interest (EOI).

The Ministry is assisting 236 cold chain projects. These include 103 cold chain projects which have been recently sanctioned in the month of March/April, 2017.

Further, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare is implementing Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) for holistic development of horticulture which also provides assistance for creation of post harvest infrastructure including establishment of Cold Storages. The scheme is implemented by States, based on Annual Action Plan. States have been advised to use 35% – 40% of their annual budget for creation of Post-harvest management infrastructure including cold storages. The component is project based & demand driven.

Loans to food & agro-based processing units and Cold Chain have been classified under Agriculture activities for Priority Sector Lending (PSL) as per the revised RBI Guidelines issued on 23/04/2015. Various fiscal incentives are also being provided to promote creation of cold chain infrastructure.

Details of year wise funds allocated and released by Ministry under the scheme for Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure and under MIDH in the last five years are as follows:

Details of year wise funds allocated and released by Ministry of Food Processing Industries under the scheme for Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure in the last five years.


Year
BE
(Rs. Crore)
RE
(Rs. Crore)
Expenditure
(Rs. Crore)


2013-14
100.00
103.75
103.73



2014-15
160.00
153.37
153.37



2015-16
181.00
180.50
160.36


2016-17
158.23
185.21
184.88


2017-18
180.00
--
20.87
(As on 21.07.2017)




Allocation of funds under National Horticulture Mission& Horticulture Mission for North-Eastern & Himalayan Region components of MIDHprogramme of Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers’ Welfare
(Rs. in crore)
Sl. No.
State/Implementing Agency
Allocation GoI (Share)
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
1
Andhra Pradesh
116.45
127.50
74.59
71.50
64.03
2
Bihar
46.75
42.50
42.50
28.50
26.31
3
Chhattisgarh
106.25
114.75
120.70
80.00
69.23
4
Goa
3.40
4.25
4.68
3.00
2.52
5
Gujarat
106.25
119.00
130.90
78.71
71.39
6
Haryana
90.95
102.00
112.20
71.50
61.84
7
Jharkhand
63.75
68.00
68.00
45.00
40.18
8
Karnataka
119.00
119.00
124.95
81.50
72.97
9
Kerala
72.25
85.00
85.00
40.50
46.42
10
Madhya Pradesh
55.25
80.75
93.50
51.00
45.35
11
Maharashtra
136.00
702.10
158.95
102.50
88.97
12
Orissa
68.00
85.00
93.50
57.50
49.91
13
Punjab
62.90
63.75
70.13
46.00
39.86
14
Rajasthan
80.75
85.00
89.25
55.00
50.89
15
Tamil Nadu
68.00
97.75
107.95
61.50
55.03
16
Telangana
0.00
0.00
59.71
40.50
32.90
17
Uttar Pradesh
59.50
59.50
68.00
40.00
37.27
18
West Bengal
38.25
42.50
42.50
28.50
24.91
19
Delhi
2.57
0.00
2.55
0.50
0.50
20
Puducherry
0.91
0.85
1.70
1.00
1.00
21
A & N Islands
6.97
3.00
5.00
5.00
2.00
22
Lakshadweep
0.00
0.85
1.00
1.00
0.80
23
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
0.00
1.11
1.11
1.00
0.50
24
Arunachal Pradesh             
48.95
48.00
50.00
35.50
32.30
25
Assam                                
30.80
48.00
48.00
30.50
28.00
26
Manipur                             
45.90
48.00
50.00
37.50
32.00
27
Meghalaya
35.05
40.00
40.00
28.00
25.50
28
Mizoram                            
43.10
48.00
52.00
34.50
31.50
29
Nagaland
43.55
48.00
52.00
34.50
31.50
30
Sikkim
43.30
45.00
49.00
34.50
30.50
31
Tripura                                 
44.80
49.00
54.00
37.50
33.00
32
Jammu & Kashmir               
35.20
30.00
60.00
61.78
46.00
33
Himachal Pradesh              
30.00
32.00
48.00
31.50
32.00
34
 Uttarakhand
19.35
30.00
46.00
22.50
31.00
35
ICAR/SFAC/NHB
80.00
84.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
36
Directorate of Arecanut& Spices Development, Calicut
10.00
11.00
11.00
11.00
11.00
37
Spices Board, Kochi
8.00
8.00
5.00
4.00
2.00

* During 2013-14, an amount of Rs. 557.60 crore was allocated and released to Maharashtra for rejuvenation of orchards in drought affected districts.


This information was given by the Minister of Food Processing Industries Ms. Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha


Courtesy: pib.nic.in

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