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Integrated Cold Chain

The scheme was introduced to enhance the infrastructure for Cold Chain Logistics, Preservation and value addition facilities so that there will not be any break from the farm gate to the consumer in order to reduce post-harvest losses of horticulture and non-horticulture agri-produce. This will enable linking groups of producers to processors and market through a well-equipped supply chain and cold chain, thereby ensuring remunerative prices to farmers and year-round availability of food products to consumers.

Pattern of Assistance:

  • Maximum grant amount – Rs. 10 Crore
  • For storage infrastructure including Pack House and Pre cooling unit, ripening chamber and transport infrastructure at the rate of 35% of eligible project cost for General Areas and at the rate of 50% for North East States, Himalayan States, ITDP Areas & Islands.
  • For value addition and processing infrastructure including frozen storage/ deep freezers associated and integral to the processing at the rate of 50% of eligible project cost for General Areas and at the rate of 75% for North East States, Himalayan States, ITDP Areas & Islands.
  • For irradiation facilities at the rate of 50% of eligible project cost for General Areas and @ 75% for North East States, Himalayan States, ITDP Areas & Islands.

Eligible Facilities for grant:

  1. Integrated Pack-house (with mechanized sorting & grading line/ packing line/ waxing line/ staging cold rooms, etc.)
  2. Ripening Chamber(s)
  3. Cold Storage Unit(s)
  4. Controlled Atmosphere (CA) storage
  5. Frozen Storage/Deep freezers
  6. IQF line, Tunnel Freezer, Spiral Freezer, Blast Freezer, Plate Freezer
  7. Vacuum Freeze Drying
  8. Milk Chilling / Bulk Milk Cooling/ Automatic Milk Collection Unit/ Milk Processing Unit (including packing) for which temperature control is necessary during some part of the processing. (Maximum 50 nos. of Milk Chilling or Bulk Milk Cooling or Automatic Milk Collection Unit to be assisted per project)
  9. Poultry/Meat/Marine/Fishery Processing Unit
  10. Packaging line for chilled /frozen/temperature controlled products
  11. Food Irradiation unit
  12. Refrigerated/ Insulated transport
  13. Pre Cooling Unit(s)
  14. Mobile pre-coolers
  15. Retail refrigerated carts, temperature controlled solar powered retail carts (maximum 10 numbers to be assisted per project)
  16. Reefer boats (maximum 10 numbers to be assisted per project)
  17. Refrigerated Containers including multi-modal container units
  18. Renewable/ alternate energy technologies (solar, bio-mass, wind etc.) for the project.
  19. Accessories/support infrastructure/ utilities such as fixed racking system in Cold/CA storage, fork lifts, reach trucks, bins, insulated fish boxes, pallets, dock levellers, mezzanine flooring, ETP, boiler, CIP unit, Depodder, Peeler, Slicer/Dicer, Blancher, sorting/grading line, etc.
  20. In-house product testing laboratory
  21. Any other modern technology for temperature controlled storage, processing, value addition and preservation infrastructure as may be decided by Inter Ministerial Approval Committee (IMAC)

Ineligible Items for Grant:

  1. Compound Wall
  2. Approach Road/Internal Roads
  3. Cost of Land and site development
  4. Administrative Office Building
  5. Canteen
  6. Labour Rest Room and quarters for workers
  7. Security/ Guard Room or enclosure
  8. Consultancy fee, taxes, etc.
  9. Other Non-technical civil works not related to cold chain or storage infrastructure
  10. Margin money, working capital and contingencies
  11. Fuel, consumables, spares and stores
  12. Transport vehicles other than the reefer trucks/vans/refrigerated carrier/insulated vans/milk tankers
  13. Pre-operative expenses
  14. Second hand/ old machines
  15. All types of service charges, carriage and freight charges, etc.
  16. Expenditure on painting of machinery
  17. AC ducting, furniture, computers and allied office items.
  18. Closed Circuit TV Camera and security system related equipment.
  19. Consultancy Fee, Taxes, etc. on plant and machinery.
  20. Stationery items
  21. Plant & machinery not directly related to cold chain infrastructure
  22. Fire-fighting equipment, fly catchers, hand washer, laundry etc.
  23. Reconditioned and refurbished plant & machinery.

Time Schedule and release of payments

Time schedule for completion and operationalization of project will be 20 months for projects in General Areas and 24 months in North East States, Himalayan States, ITDP Areas and Islands from the date of issue of the approval letter for the financial assistance.

Sl. No.

Particulars

Amount

Time Period

1

1st Installment

25%

8 months

2

2nd Installment

40%

6 months

3

3rd Installment

35%

6 months

 

Total

 

20 months


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