NHB is providing financial assistance for both standalone projects and in component mode
To give a fillip to commercial horticulture, Indian government’s National Horticulture Board (NHB) is running various schemes including on post-harvest management by providing financial assistance to the eligible beneficiaries. The board is offering subsidy on approved integrated post-harvest management projects for horticulture crops in both component mode and standalone projects.
NHB is taking up integrated post-harvest management projects related to pack houses, ripening chambers, refrigerated vans, retail outlets, pre-cooling units and primary processing etc. The crops eligible for subsidy in the case of primary processing are fruits, vegetables, flowers, aromatic plants and cashew.
Pattern of assistance: For a project of Rs 1.45 crore, credit-linked back-ended subsidy is provided at 35% of the total cost limited to Rs 50.75 lakh per project in general areas and at 50% of the project cost limited to Rs 72.50 lakh in the northeast region, hilly states and scheduled areas.
Eligibility for financial assistance
Those eligible for financial assistance for include association of growers, individuals, group of farmer growers/consumers, farmers producer organizations (FPOs,) partnership/proprietary firms, self-help groups (SHGs), NGOs, companies, corporations, cooperatives, cooperative marketing federations, agricultural produce marketing committees, marketing boards/committees, municipal corporations/committees, agro-industries corporations, state agricultural universities (SAUs) and other concerned research and development (R&D) organizations.
Details about the scheme, eligibility and the cost norms for open field cultivation are given on the NHB website http://www.nhb.gov.in.
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