The objective of the scheme is to provide effective and seamless backward and forward integration for processed food industry by plugging the gaps in supply chain in terms of availability of raw material and linkages with the market. Under the scheme, financial assistance is provided for setting up of primary processing centers/ collection centers at farm gate and modern retail outlets at the front end along with connectivity through insulated/ refrigerated transport.
The Scheme is applicable to perishable horticulture and non-horticulture produce such as fruits, vegetables, dairy products, meat, poultry, fish, Ready to Cook Food Products, Honey, Coconut, Spices, Mushroom, Retails Shops for Perishable Food Products etc.The Scheme would enable linking of farmers to processors and the market for ensuring remunerative prices for agri produce.
Pattern of Assistance:
The maximum grant extended per project is Rs 5.00 crore @ 35% of the eligible project cost for general areas and @ 50% for North East States, Himalayan States, ITDP Areas and Islands respectively. The grant is provided only in respect of technical civil work and eligible plant & machinery.
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