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Entrepreneurs are provided with financial assistance by various organizations besides MPEDA

I. Ministry of Food Processing and Industry (MoFPI)

The following schemes are operated by MoFPI for the creation of infrastructure facilities

1) Technology Up-gradation

The main objective of the scheme is to expand the processing capacity of food processing industry and encourage modernization of existing food processing units with a view to increase the level of processing, reduce wastage and increase value addition of agricultural and allied produces. The scheme envisages financial assistance for establishment of new food processing units as well as technology up gradation and expansion of existing food processing units.

Pattern of Assistance

The scheme envisages financial assistance as grant-in-aid as per the following pattern:

  • 25 per cent of the cost of Plant & machinery and technical civil works, subject to a maximum of Rs. 50 lakh in general areas
  • 33.33 per cent of the cost of Plant & machinery and technical civil works, subject to a maximum of Rs. 75 lakh in difficult areas (i.e. Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand,Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep) and Integrated Tribal Development Project (ITDP) areas.
  • 50 per cent of the cost of Plant & machinery and technical civil works, subject to a maximum of Rs.100 lakh for North Eastern States including Sikkim.

More information about Technology Up-gradation scheme of MOFPI is available at: http://www.mofpi.nic.in/SchemeViewPage.aspx?FQ5Z+VLCit40G8Qdg6ixTxpS8rJJqwufjkXYh5hpFgJ2fMN2kTMm6v66GwY0a5Yr

2) Cold Chain for Non-Horticulture Products is also being funded under National Mission on Food Processing with effect from 01.04.2012.

The objective of the scheme is to provide integrated and complete cold chain and preservation infrastructure facilities without any break, from the farm gate to the consumer from the production site to the market. Pre-cooling facilities at production sites, reefer vans, and mobile cooling units also assisted under the Integrated Cold Chain projects. Scheme helps linking groups of producers to the processors and market through well equipped supply chain and cold chain.

Under NMFP only cold chain for non-horticulture produces are considered for financial assistance.

Components

The Scheme of Cold Chain, Value Addition and Preservation Infrastructure have the following components:

  • Minimal Processing Centre at the farm level with facility for weighing,sorting, grading waxing, packing, pre-cooling, Control Atmosphere (CA)/ Modified Atmosphere (MA) cold storage, normal storage and Individual Quick Freeze (IQF);
  • Mobile pre-cooling vans and reefer trucks;
  • Distribution hubs with Control Atmosphere (CA)/ Modified Atmosphere (MA) chambers/ cold storage/ Variable Humidity Chambers, Packing facility, Cleaning in Process (CIP) Fog treatment, Individual Quick Freeze(IQF) and blast freezing;
  • Irradiation facility.

To avail financial assistance under the scheme, any two of the components from among (a), (b) or (c) above have tobe set-up by the entrepreneurs considering the functional nature of the facility. Irradiation facility can be treated as a standalone one for the purpose of availing grant. More information about Cold Chain scheme of MOFPI is available at:

http://www.mofpi.nic.in/SchemeViewPage.spx?FQ5Z+VLCit4HIkTkqKzz3rM++IemZep7Nzf2azshIcrzZjqxvgAMscyfqECW3pnkBSURMLHrlRY=

Reefer vehicle

Pattern of Assistance:
Credit linked back ended grants-in-aid @ 50% of the cost of  New Reefer Vehicle(s)/ Mobile pre-cooling van(s)  upto a maximum of Rs. 50.00 lakh is extended under the scheme after submission of all prescribed documents including a Bank Certificate certifying that the Bank has released term loan.
More information about Reefer Vehicle scheme of MOFPI is available at:
http://www.mofpi.nic.in/SchemeViewPage.aspx?FQ5Z+VLCit5DOaiIAxu8QCjTg9VdFezBZMVJ2wdLlUxQCgVUkrDhRA==

Primary processing centers

The objective of the scheme is creation of effective backward linkages through setting up of processing and preservation facilities at village level to enhance shelf life of perishable produces.
The Scheme has the following components:

  • Minimum land requirement will be 1-2acres.
  • Minimum Processing Facilities at the firm level which may include facilities for weighing, cleaning, sorting, grading, packing, pre-cooling, Controlled Atmosphere (CA)/ Modified Atmosphere (MA), Cold Storage, Dry Warehouses and Individual Quick Freezing (IQF).
  • Mobile Pre-cooling trucks and reefer trucks which suitable for transportation of the perishable agricultural produce/ horticulture/ dairy/ meat/ fish produce.

Eligible Sectors:

The Scheme is applicable to both horticulture and non-horticulture produce such as: fruits, vegetables, grains& pulses, dairy products, meat, poultry and fish etc. More information about Primary Processing center scheme of MOFPI is available at: http://www.mofpi.nic.in/SchemeViewPage.aspx?FQ5Z+VLCit6NE/PDrqQ1qroojuwMBo8gK5sFZVGbtGEnsgKxQafIuyxdl6PUuuxq

II. National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB)

Major activities assisted are Intensive Aquaculture in Ponds and Tanks, Reservoirs Fisheries, Coastal Aquaculture, Mariculture, Coldwater Fisheries, Deep Sea Fishing, Tuna Processing, Infrastructure for Post-harvest Processing, Fish Dressing Centres, Solar Drying, Fish Markets, Retail Outlets, Ornamental Fisheries, Training and Field visits and Technology Up-gradation. Fish Farmers / Technocrats / Entrepreneurs may take advantage of support for fisheries development in India.

Intensive Aquaculture in Ponds and Tanks

Components of Assistance

  • Intensive aquaculture in existing ponds and tanks
  • Intensive aquaculture in new ponds and tanks
  • First-year one time inputs for intensive aquaculture in ponds and tanks.
  • Establishment of hatcheries for production of fish seed.
  • Establishment of fish seed rearing units for production of fish fingerlings.
  • Training

More information at : 
http://nfdb.gov.in/pdf/1.Guidelines%20for%20Intensive%20Aquaculture%20in%20Tanks%20&%20Ponds.pdf

  • Fisheries Development in Reservoirs (RFD)

The NFDB will assist the following two components to support fisheries development in the reservoirs:
• Stocking of reservoirs with fingerlings of > 100 mm size.
• Training of beneficiaries
More information at : 
http://nfdb.gov.in/pdf/2.Guidelines%20for%20Fisheries%20Development%20in%20Reservoirs.pdf

  • Coastal Aquaculture

Components of Assistance
The NFDB will assist the component  of ‘Training and Demonstration’ to support  development of coastal aquaculture. In this regard, implementing agencies can submit proposals for conducting the training programmes on adoption of GMP’s in coastal aquaculture such as Shrimp farming, Seabass culture, Grouper culture, Snapper culture, Mullet culture etc.
More information at : 
http://nfdb.gov.in/pdf/3.Guidelines%20for%20Coastal%20Aquaculture.pdf

  • Mariculture

Components of Assistance
The NFDB will assist the following components:

  • Production of finfish seed in shrimp hatcheries
  • Setting up of open sea cage culture
  • Demonstration of model sea cage culture to traditional fishermen
  • Marine ornamental fish culture
  • Molluscan farming including pearl culture.

More information at : 
http://nfdb.gov.in/pdf/4.Guidelines%20for%20Mariculture.pdf

  • Seaweed Cultivation

Components of Assistance : The NFDB will assist the following components to support Seaweed cultivation:
• Training and demonstration
• Establishment of seaweed processing units
More information at : 
http://nfdb.gov.in/pdf/5.Guidelines%20for%20Seaweed%20Cultivation.pdf

  • Infrastructure for Fishing Harbours and Fish Landing Centres

Components of Assistance The NFDB will assist in Infrastructure development at fishing harbours and landing centres for providing facilities at fishing harbours and landing centres.
More information at : 
http://nfdb.gov.in/pdf/6.Guidelines%20for%20Infrastructure%20for%20Post%20Harvest%20Processing.pdf

  • Fish Dressing/Processing Centres

Components of Assistance The NFDB will assist the following components to support fish dressing centres:
• Setting up of fish dressing centres       
• Training and demonstrations to fisherwomen
Setting up fish dressing centres: The NFDB assistance will be to the extent of 20% subsidy to the Government organizations, R&D institutes, women SHGs and Cooperative societies engaged in fisheries and 20% equity for the private sector Corporate houses and entrepreneurs.

  • Solar drying of fish

Components of Assistance : The NFDB will assist the following two components to support solar drying of fish:
• Setting up of solar drying units
• Platforms for sun drying of fish
Setting up of solar drying units:  Type of Assistance The NFDB assistance will be to the extent of 20% subsidy to the beneficiaries sponsored by Government organizations, women SHGs engaged in fisheries sponsored by State fisheries department/fisheries Corporation, fishermen federation and other alike fisheries apex bodies and 20% equity for the corporate bodies and private entrepreneurs.
Platforms for sun drying of fish: The NFDB assistance will be to the extent of 20% subsidy to the beneficiaries sponsored by Government organizations women SHGs engaged in fisheries sponsored by State fisheries department/fisheries Corporation, fishermen federation and other alike fisheries apex bodies and 20% equity for the corporate bodies and private entrepreneurs.
More information at : 
http://nfdb.gov.in/pdf/7.Guidelines%20for%20Fish%20Dressing%20Centres%20and%20Solar%20Drying.pdf

  • Technology Upgradation

During technology generation process, trials are carried out in laboratories and farms managed by research institutions. The results obtained from laboratories, yard experiments and limited on-station trials when disseminated as technology to farmers under different agro-climatic conditions, often have ‘yield gaps’. It is known that either indigenous or alien technologies are available which are fully or partially being adopted by the farmers and also the technologies adopted by the fishers in marine sector. Hence, these technologies have to be upgraded for eventual adoption by testing them in farmer’s farm conditions for refinement to suit the demands of the farming system and the farmer. The scope of the scheme for technology upgradation is to address the yield gap between on-station trials and farmers ponds; upgrade older technologies being currently adopted by farmers/fishers; and refine and adopt technologies which have not been widely disseminated. These projects would rely mainly on the effective functioning of feedback and feed forward systems taking into consideration the current expectations of users of technology and adaptive learning of technology generators and disseminators.
More information at :  http://nfdb.gov.in/pdf/9.Guidelines%20and%20Format%20grant%20for%20Technology%20Upgradation.pdf    

  • Deep Sea Fishing and Tuna Processing

Components of Assistance

  • Development of indigenous tuna fishing fleet
  • Human Resource Development
  • Development of shore-based infrastructure
  • Upgradation of processing units

More information at :  http://nfdb.gov.in/pdf/11.Guidelines%20for%20Deep%20Sea%20Fishing%20and%20Tuna%20Processing.pdf

  • Domestic Marketing

Components of Assistance

  • Modernisation of wholesale markets
  • Cold chains of hygienic retail outlets of varying levels
  • Schemes under rural development for promoting women and weaker sections in domestic fish marketing

More information at : 
http://nfdb.gov.in/pdf/8.Guidelines%20for%20Domestic%20Marketing.pdf