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National Horticulture Board (NHB) is an organization setup by Govt. of India under the Ministry of Agricultures and Farmers welfare. The main objective of this organization is to improve integrated development of Horticulture industry and to help in coordinating, sustaining the production and processing of fruits and vegetables. As a part of this mission, NHB has started the scheme for construction/expansion/ modernization of cold storage and storages for Horticulture Produce.

The scheme provides assistance for

  1. Setting up of new Multi Chamber Cold Storages with technologies which are energy efficient with provision of thermal insulation, humidity controlled, advance cooling systems, automation, etc, having specification and standards approved by the Ministry.
  2. Setting up of new Controlled Atmosphere (CA) Stores as per the NHB Protocols
  3. Modernization of existing cold storages and CA Stores
  4. Introduction of Add on Technologies for cold storages and CA stores

Capacity and Pattern of Assistance:

Sl. No.

Item

Capacity

Rate of Assistance (General Areas)

Maximum Cap (Rs.)

Rate of Assistance (Difficult Areas)

Maximum Cap (Rs.)

1

Cold Storage Type – 1

-          Single Temperature

-          Chamber Capacity should be greater than 250 MT

5001-6500 MT

35%

1.72 Cr

50%

2.47 Cr

6501-8000 MT

35%

2.01 Cr

50%

2.88 Cr

8001-10000 MT

35%

2.38 Cr

50%

3.40 Cr

2

Cold Storage Type – 2

-          Multi Temperature

-          More than 6 chambers

-          Chamber Capacity should be less than 250 MT

5001-6500 MT

35%

1.72 Cr

50%

2.47 Cr

6501-8000 MT

35%

2.01 Cr

50%

2.88 Cr

8001-10000 MT

35%

2.38 Cr

50%

3.40 Cr

3

Add on Technology for CA stores

5001-10000 MT

35%

5.00 Cr

50%

5.00 Cr

4

Modernization

5001-10000 MT

35%

2.50 Cr

50%

2.50 Cr

The Maximum Subsidy for all the components per project cannot exceed Rs. 7.50 Cr.

Components under CA Stores

  1. CA Generator
  2. Specialized CA Doors
  3. CA Tents
  4. Programmed Logic Controller (PLC) equipment
  5. Dock Levelers

Components under Modernization

  1. Warehouse Development & Regulatory Authority (WDRA) / Negotiable Warehouse Receipt (NWR) system, equipment
  2. Specialized Packaging
  3. High Reach Material Handling Equipment
  4. Dock Levelers
  5. Modernization of refrigeration
  6. Modernization of insulation
  7. Reefer Container
  8. Advanced Grader
  9. Stacking system
  10. Retail Shelf
  11. Alternate Technology

Important to remember:

  • Project should strictly comply with the prescribed NCCD Technical standards and protocols, else the project is not eligible for any financial assistance.
  • Detailed Project Reports, Technical Standards, Basic Data Sheet and Protocols should only be in the formats specified by the NHB.
  • All the details specified in Detail Project Report, Bank Appraisal report and Application should be same. If there is any mismatch in the information the project is liable for rejection.
  • Only one project per family or a legal entity is eligible for receiving the assistance under this scheme
  • The applicant should have ‘clear land title’ or ‘registered lease hold right’ over the land.
  • No work related to the project should be started before the approval from NHB
  • The lending bank should first appraise the project and only then sanction the term loan
  • The lending bank should not disburse the term loan before receiving approval from NHB
  • A Joint Inspection Team (JIT) consisting of representative from NHB, bank, Crop & Post Harvest Expert, State Hort./Agri. Department , Technical Expert will conduct joint inspection of the project in the presence of Applicant to inspect the project for its compliance to NHB scheme guidelines and requirements.
  • Competent committees constituted by NHB shall appraise the said project based on JIT report to decide subsidy claim and its amount with reasons/ grounds.

For more details about the scheme please contact us. We can help you with

  • Making error free applications to NHB with accurate Detailed Project Reports, Technical Standards, Basic Data Sheet and Protocols.
  • Reviewing Bank Appraisal Reports to check for any data inconsistencies
  • Maintaining the progress of the project as per the recommendations NHB
  • Assist you in the regular Joint Inspections and submission of follow-up documents to NHB
  • Represent your case before NHB for any difficulties faced in implementation of the project.

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