Agriculture/ Horticulture Subsidy

Financial Assistance provided by National Horticulture Board (NHB).

The main objectives of the NHB are to improve integrated development of Horticulture industry and to help in coordinating, sustaining the production and processing of fruits and vegetables.

Scheme Components:- Development of Commercial Horticulture through Production and Post Harvest Management of Horticulture Crops

Eligible Processing Activities: Planting material, plantation, irrigation, fertigation, mechanization, precision farming, GAP, Farm Machinery, PHM components, and primary processing unit

Minimum Land Area: General Area 5 Acre and in North East region – 1 Acre

Add on Components:  Norms for Technology Add on components and other essential components of Integrated Commercial Horticulture projects

  1. Cost of Land (only if purchased new but not before one year from date of sanction of the loan)

  2. Land Development (Includes the cost of Land leveling, digging of pits, fencing, gates, etc.)

  3. Cultivation expenses (Planting material, cost of input (labor, fertilizer and manures, pesticides, etc)

  4. Drip system with the internal pipeline (Component includes mainline, valve, backflow preventer pressure regulator, filter, tubing adapters and fittings, drip tubing, emitters, and an end cap)

  5. Irrigation infrastructure excluding micro-irrigation (Irrigation infrastructure like tube-well/borewell/open well, pipeline, water harvesting structure, water harvesting structure, water tank, etc, admissible only if newly created with loan component)

  6. Horticulture Mechanization (Power/hydraulic operated machine/tools including small farms tractor with rotavator/equipment etc)

  7. Civil Infrastructure (Includes Functional Pack House/ On-farm collection unit and labor quarter)

  8. Bed Preparation Cost in the cases requiring Soil replacement (Protected Cultivation projects only in cases involving removal and replacement of topsoil by red soil or cultivation is done on media/Pots/Concrete bed)

The pattern of Assistance:  

  1. General Area: @40% limited to 30.00 Lakh per project

  2. NE, Hilly States & Schedule Caste: @50% limited to 37.50 Lakh per project

The setting up of new units and modernization/ expansion of existing units are covered under the scheme.

Units will be considered in Mega Food Parks (MFPs), Agro-processing Clusters assisted by the Ministry notified by the Ministry from time to time.

Grant-in-aid @ 35% for General Areas and @ 50% for North East States, Himalayan States, ITDP Areas, SC/ ST Candidate.

Maximum Grant Ceiling is 5 Crore

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This 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.

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.

Grant-in-aid @ 35% for General Areas and @ 50% for North East States, Himalayan States, ITDP Areas.

Maximum Grant Ceiling is 5 Crore

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It is the creation of an infrastructure facility along with the entire supply chain facilities from farm level to distribution Level. The scheme allows flexibility in project planning with special emphasis on the creation of cold chain infrastructure at the farm level.

For storage infrastructure grant-in-aid @ 35% for General Areas and @ 50% for North East States, Himalayan States, ITDP Areas.
For value addition and processing infrastructure grant-in-aid @ 50% for General Areas and @ 75% for North East States, Himalayan States, ITDP Areas.
For irradiation facilities, grant-in-aid will be provided @ 50% for General Areas and @ 75% for North East States, Himalayan States, ITDP Areas.

Maximum Grant Ceiling is 10 Crore

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The Ministry has formulated a scheme for the integrated development of short term intervention for F&V value chain.

The Scheme is for infrastructure development from Farming Level to Collection center, Value Addition to Marketing.

The scheme has two-pronged strategy of Price stabilisation measures (for short term) and Integrated value chain development projects (for long term).

Operation Greens extended from Tomatoes, Onion and Potatoes (TOP) to ALL fruits and vegetables (TOTAL);

50% subsidy on transportation from surplus production to deficient markets and 50% subsidy on storage, including cold storage;

Maximum Grant Ceiling is 50 Crore

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In the interest of consumer safety and public health, there is a need for testing food products in order to ensure that it complies with domestic standards as well as international standards for exports.

 

For Lab Equipment's grant-in-aid @50% for General Area, 70% for Difficult Area (North East States, Himalayan States, ITDP Areas) and @ 100% for Universities/ Colleges.
For Technical Civil Work & Furniture's grant-in-aid @ 25% for General Areas and @ 33% for North East States, Himalayan States, ITDP Areas.

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This Scheme is based on the “Cluster” approach and envisages the creation of state of art support infrastructure in a well-defined Agri / horticultural zone for setting up of modern food processing units in the industrial plots provided in the park with the well-established supply chain.

The scheme envisages a capital grant of 50% & 75% of the project cost

Minimum Area Require 50 Acre

Maximum Grant Ceiling is 50 Crore

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