The objective is to develop these two clusters with world-class infrastructure. The guiding principle behind the design of clusters would be to create world-class infrastructure that caters to the business needs of the local artisans & SMEs to boost production and export. In brief, the main objective of setting up these clusters is to assist the artisans & entrepreneurs to set up world-class units with modern infrastructure, latest technology, and adequate training and HRD inputs,-Government Schemes for Handicrafts

Targeted Clusters

Two clusters i.e Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh) and Narasapur (Andhra Pradesh) with more than 20000 artisans have been identified for scaling up infrastructure and production base.

Project Components

The coverage of the proposed project will be need based of the given cluster and would include the components that are necessary for meeting the objectives as stated above. Detailed list of the components that will be addressed through the proposed project are discussed below:

 Technology Upgradation:

Modernization/ Upgradation of tools and machineries, processing and other methods of manufacturing. To assist entrepreneurs/ exporters to modernize/set up world class facility/ units with latest technology, which helps to compete in the growing competitive world market, there shall be a support from Government by way of one time grant in the ratio of 30:70, wherein Government share shall be 30% with a maximum assistance of Rs. 60 lakhs per unit. This would facilitate flow of latest technology.

Product Diversification:

Upgrading and diversifying the present product range to meet the needs of contemporary market requirements through design development, quality improvement, etc.

 Raw Material Bank:

Establishment of Raw Material Bank for continuous availability of Quality & Graded Raw material.

Common Facility centre (CFC) :

CFC will comprise State of the art machines which normally an individual can not buy on his own. Such facility would be open to individual artisans and SME’s. This facility would provide access to High tech facility at reasonable price as user has to pay only operating expenses.

Resource centre:

Establishment of Resource centre as one point information centre in a choosen craft. Such facility would act as an arsenal in the hands of artisans. They can approach the resource centre for any problem in a particular craft.

 Market Development:

Targeted efforts to enhance the share of the cluster products in domestic as well as export markets through brand promotion, exhibitions, buyer seller meets, retail space, warehouses, E-Commerce, etc.

 Forward & Backward Linkages:

Provision of need based infrastructure in the form of Handicrafts parks, common facility centres, testing labs, design studios, R&D, TQM, etc. 6.1.8 Human Resource & Skill Development: Provision of Training, Recruitment Center and consultancy. Upgrading and imparting need based technical skills so as to improve quality and productivity, apart from coverage under entrepreneurship development programs and other soft skills. An SPV of Artisans’ Federations shall be eligible for executing this component.

Social Security:

 Covering the artisans in the cluster under various social security schemes, such as group insurance, small savings, financial institutions, etc. Civic amenities with in the Handicrafts Park

 Physical Infrastructure:

Land development, roads connectivity, water treatment & supply, power supply, housing-cum-work sheds and other common buildings, Tele-communication network, sewerage, Effluent Treatment Plant & Solid Waste Management, etc. (Civic amenities mentioned above will be restricted to Handicrafts park).

Export & Marketing:

Provision of Clearing facility, Customs office and Trade Center, Exhibition hall, etc.

Margin Money for Working Capital:

 Margin money for working capital for the artisans is an essential input as it provides sufficient leverage to the artisans to complete one cycle of production-cum-marketing in a period of about 3 months. Provision of margin money @ Rs.4000/- per artisan of the federation may be kept (in line with the ongoing AHVY Scheme)

Funding pattern

Establishment of Baseline data:

Funds to the tune of 3% (max.) of project cost shall be earmarked for establishing baseline data / DPR against which performance can be compared at the end of the project.

Funds in the pattern as in table below would be released in 3 installments

  1. 1st installment of 40% as advance on SPV acquiring land.
  2.  2nd installment of another 40% on utilization of 2/3 of first installment.
  3. Balance as 3rd and final installment as reimbursement.
Soft skills such as skill development Training, Product Development workshop, etc.I year – 100% II year – 90% III year – 75% IV year – 75%Rs 10 crores/ projectNil 10% 25% 25%
Common production related Infrastructure which are artisan centric such as CFC, Work shed, etc100%Rs 20 crores/ projectLand and recurring expenditu re
Other commercial infrastructure – such Gas pipe line, etc75%Rs 20 crores/ project25% and recurring expenditu re
Facility Centers for Exporters/entrepreneu rs30%Rs. 2 crores/ facility centre/Entre preneur70%



Based on further feedback and experience of implementation of the scheme, the guidelines are further revised with immediate effect. These revised guidelines will be applicable to Expression of Interest (EOI) issued by the Ministry for taking up new Integrated Scheme For COLD CHAIN Projects prospectively.


The objective of the scheme is to provide integrated cold chain, preservation and value addition infrastructure facilities without 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.

Eligible organizations/entities Scheme For COLD CHAIN

Integrated cold chain and value addition infrastructure projects can be set up by Partnership/Proprietorship Firms, Companies, Corporations, Cooperatives, Self Help Groups (SHGs),Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs), NGOs, Central/State PSUs, etc. with business interest in cold chain solutions and also by those who manage supply chain.

Eligible facilities for calculation of grant Scheme For COLD CHAIN

Assistance under the scheme can be availed for creation of the following facilities:

  • Integrated Pack-house (with mechanized sorting & grading line/ packing line/ waxing line/ staging cold rooms, etc.)
  • Ripening Chamber(s)
  • Cold Storage Unit(s) [Associated with value addition]
  • Controlled Atmosphere (CA) storage [Associated with value addition]
  • Frozen Storage/Deep freezers [Associated with value addition]
  • IQF line, Tunnel Freezer, Spiral Freezer, Blast Freezer, Plate Freezer
  • Vacuum Freeze Drying
  • 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)
  • Poultry/Meat/Marine/Fishery Processing Unit
  • Packaging line for chilled /frozen/temperature controlled products
  • Food Irradiation unit
  • Refrigerated/ Insulated transport
  • (m)Pre Cooling Unit(s)
  • Mobile pre-coolers
  • Retail refrigerated carts, temperature controlled solar powered retail carts (maximum 10 numbers to be assisted per project)
  • Reefer boats (maximum 10 numbers to be assisted per project)
  • Refrigerated Containers including multi-modal container units
  • Renewable/ alternate energy technologies (solar, bio-mass, wind etc.) for the project. [maximum permissible cost is ₹35 lakh, as per MIDH norms]
  • 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.
  • In-house product testing laboratory
  • Any other modern technology for temperature controlled storage, processing, value addition and preservation infrastructure as may be decided by Inter Ministerial Approval Committee (IMAC)
  • Toilets, Septic tank, drainage, etc.

Pattern of assistance: – The scheme will have two types of pattern of financial assistance: –

  • For storage infrastructure including Pack House and Pre cooling unit, ripening chamber and transport infrastructure, grant-in-aid @ 35% for General Areas and @ 50% for North East States, Himalayan States, Islands & ITDP Areas, of the total cost of plant & machinery and technical civil works will be provided.
  • For value addition and processing infrastructure including frozen storage/ deep freezers associated and integral to the processing, grant-in-aid @ 50% for General Areas and @ 75% for North East States, Himalayan States, Islands & ITDP Areas, will be provided.
  • For irradiation facilities grant-in-aid will be provided @ 50% for General Areas and @ 75% for North East States, Himalayan States, Islands & ITDP Areas.
operation green scheme


Component: –

  1. Integrated value chain development: – Projects will be implemented in identified production clusters for each crop for development of value chain

The component will have following sub – components  

  1. Formation of new FPOs in the cluster and/or training / workshop of existing farmers /FPOs

Eligible cost in this regard will be as per SFAC norms, subject to maximum limit of 5% of total eligible project cost. PIA may take support of SFAC/NABARD/Universities/ Institutions for capacity building and strengthening of FPOs

  •  Post –harvest processing facilities: –
  • Appropriate storage such as staging cold room / dry storage/ cold storage/ frozen storage/ CA storage
  • Integrated pack house and machinery & equipment for primary processing/ value addition such as cutting, dicing, slicing, pickling, pulping etc. with mechanized sorting & grading line/ packing line/ waxing line  
  • Secondary processing line including IQF, Blast Freezer etc.;
  • Quality test equipment for captive
  • Agri- Logistics
  • Controlled temperature/ ventilated vehicle with or without raking
  • Marketing infrastructure (anywhere in the country not necessarily in identified production clusters)

Retail chain of outlets for perishable products with facilities such as frozen storage / cold room / cold storage / deep freezers / refrigerated display cabinet/ chillers/ packing/ packaging/ ripening chamber etc.

            Eligible project: –

  1. Net worth: The combined net worth of the applicant shall not be less than 1.5 times of grants in aid sought under the scheme

Provided that in case from difficult areas, applicant SC/ST category FPOs & SHGs, combined net worth should not be less then grant in aid sought under the scheme

  • Provided that in further case of SC/ST the sum net worth of SC / ST category the worth of SC/ST
  •  Term loan from the bank for an amount not less than 20 % of the total project cost in respect of proposals from General Areas. In case of proposals from difficult areas or proposals from SC/ST or farmer producer organization or self-help group, term amount shall not less than 10% of the total project cost 
  • A detailed appraisal notes from schedule commercial bank specific to the proposals
  • Infusion of equity of at least 20% of the total project cost for proposals from general areas
  • Only one application will be accepted from an entity against expression of interest issued under the scheme
  • Expansion / upgradation of existing facilities will not be allowed
  • No second proposals from an entity or promoter of entity shall not be eligible
  • Entities or promoter of entity shall not be eligible for financial assistance for more than two projects during a period of 10 years


  • Integrated value chain development project: Maximum grant-in aid would be 15 cr project
  • Standalone Post Harvest Infrastructure Projects: Maximum grant-in aid would be 10 cr project
  • Grants in aid will be @35% in eligible project cost for projects general areas & 50 % of eligible project in projects difficult areas as well as for project of SC/ST, FPO & SHG
  • No upward revision, for any reason whatsoever, in approved in grant n aid will be considered
  • In case of proposals requesting for dropping of any of the approved components, the proportionate grant in aid
  • No grant in aid shall be payable on any expenditure towards of eligible project component of the project of any nature whatsoever, made before issuance of approval letter of ministry. The same shall be verifiable from bank statement/invoices to be submitted at the request for release of various installment of grant in aid        
  • Grant in aid will be considered in respect of eligible project component
  • Proposals received from entities where SC/ST hold at least 51% stake will be treated as SC/ST proposals 
  • If there is any reduction in stake of SC/ST below 51% during implementation of the project, such project shall be cancelled & grant in aid release, if any shall be ordered to be recovered with 10% annual interest
  • Grant in aid will be released subject to availability of funds                                                                                                           
PLI scheme for miliet

Guidelines on Production Linked Incentive Scheme for Millet Based Products

PLI Scheme for Millet Based Products Objective

 The objectives of the Production Linked Incentive Scheme for Millet Based Products (PLISMBP) are to increase usage of millets in food products and promote its value addition. These objectives are sought to be achieved through incentivizing manufacture of selected millet-based products and their sale in domestic and export markets -PLI Scheme for Millet Based Products

Note : Last date for submission of application is 29/07/2022 upto 5:00pm


An applicant shall have total sale of all food products above minimum sales in the Base Year. 

  • Udyam Registration Certificate is mandatory for MSME Applicants.
  • Incentive under the scheme shall be provided to the Applicants engaged in manufacturing or intending to manufacture eligible products in India & sales of such products.
  • Applicant shall be required to achieve minimum CAGR of 10% on sales of the eligible products from the base year for grant of incentive.
  • The Applicant may include eligible products which it is not manufacturing presently but intends to manufacture during the tenure of the scheme.
  • The entire chain of manufacturing process, including primary processing, of eligible food products starting from raw materials to finished product covered in the Application for incentive under the Scheme is required to take place in India.
  • The name of Applicant /Promoters should not appear in the Suit/Non-Suit Filed Cases (Willful Defaulters 25 lacs and above, defaulter? 1 crore and above) List of CIBIL and SEBI Debarred List as on the date of application.


 The incentive payable for the selected applicant for a particular year shall be computed as follows: –

  • Incentive for approved eligible product= Incremental Sales of approved Product x corresponding rate of incentive Total incentive payable to the selected applicant shall be aggregated for all the approved products.
  • Incentive is payable from the year of selection up to the end of the Scheme period.
  • The assessment of incremental sales shall be based on statutory filings with Government Departments / Agencies and audit reports and other documents as required by the PMA from time to time, for processing the claims.
  • Every package of eligible product shall disclose the percentage of the Millet ingredient by weight /volume on label and will be subject to compliance of the regulations specified by FSSAI.
  • The applicability of incentive would be based on % of Millet Content (which should be more than 15% by weight/volume) declared for a particular product at the time of application (Ref. Appendix C). During the Scheme period, Applicant may increase the millet content. However, decrease in millet content, for whatsoever reason, will not be permitted and in such case the approved product will be removed from the list of approved products for the purpose of incentive disbursement to the beneficiary. Mofpi may choose to get the necessary test done for checking the millet content in the eligible product (s), to ascertain the claim of the Selected Applicants.
  • Period shall be made only once, unless withdrawn, and no subsequent part claims shall be allowed for the said period.  Claims for disbursement of Incentive shall be filed by the Applicants within 8 months from the end of the financial year to which the claim pertains to.


1Breakfast cereals and barsMuesli & breakfast cereal, puff, flakes granola, breakfast protein bars
2Bakery productMillet cookie, Cakes, Rusks
3Snacks / RTC & RTENoodles, Pasta, chips & crisps, Bread, Papad, Khakhra, Ice creams, extruded snacks, sweet & savour snacksNoodles, Pasta, chips & crisps, Bread, Papad, Khakhra, Ice creams, extruded snacks, sweet & savour snacks
4MixesDose, Idli, upma, Pongal & khichdi, Chakli mixes, Soup
5RTD BeveragesMillet based Instant Drink Mix (Powdered/ liquid


Category of ApplicantsMinimum Sales of All Food Products in 2020-21 (Rs Crore)
Large Entity250


ParametersMax. MarksCriteriaMarksSupporting Documents required to be submitted by the Applicant
Average of Domestic Sales of all Food Products in last 3 years (FY2018-19 to FY2020-21) More than zero & upto Rs.100 cr  10Independent CA certificate or statutory auditor certificate  as per the format  
More than 100 Cr & upto Rs.250 cr20
More than Rs.250 Cr & upto Rs.500 cr30
More than 500 cr40
Average of Export Sales of all Food Products in last 3 years (FY2018-19 to FY2020-21)40More than zero and upto < 50 crore10
More than z50 crore & up to 150 crore20
More than 150 crore & up to 250 cror30
More than 250 crore40
Average Sale of eligible food products in last 3 years (FY2018-19 to FY2020-21)20More than zero & upto 10 Crore10
More than 10 crore & up to 25 crore15
More than z 25 crore20
_Strengthening of pharmaceutical Industry

Strengthening of pharmaceutical Industry


To strengthen the existing pharmaceutical clusters for their sustained growth by creating tangible assets as “common facilities”

Components of scheme

Assistance to pharmaceutical industries for common facility (APICF)

To strengthen the existing pharmaceutical clusters capacity for their sustained growth by creating common facilities

  • Pharmaceutical technology upgradation assistance scheme (PTUAS)

To facilitate micro, small medium pharma enterprise (MSMEs) of proven track record to meet national and international regulatory standards

  • Pharmaceutical & medical devices promotion & development scheme (PMPDS)

To facilitate growth and development of pharmaceutical & medical devices sectors through studies/survey reports, awareness program, creation of database and promotion of industry.


The limit of incentive will be 70% of the approved project cost or Rs 20 cr., whichever is less, as per approval of SSC. In the case of Himalayan States and States in the North East Region, the grant-in-aid would be Rs. 20 Crore per Cluster or 90% of the project cost of the Common Infrastructure Facilities (CIF), whichever is less.

Up to maximum of 5% per annum (6% in case of units owned and managed by SC/STs) of interest subvention for loan component eligible under the scheme taken to the upper limit of Rs. 10 cr. For a maximum period of 3 years on reducing balance for sanctioned loans by any scheduled commercial banks/financial institutions, both in the Public and the Private Sector. Or Credit linked Capital subsidy of 10% on loan component eligible under the scheme. Maximum limit of loan will be Rs. 10.00 crore II. At least 50% of total sanctioned loan amount has to be on components eligible under the scheme for either interest subvention or capital subsidy, for approval of SSC. III. Loan proposals availing of benefit under this scheme will not be allowed to avail of benefits under any other technology up-gradation scheme of Government of India or State Governments or any other autonomous institutions/PSUs or Boards of either Central or State Government. IV. Minimum repayment period of the loan sanctioned for availing of the benefit under the scheme shall not be less than 3 years.



Eligible Items For Calculation Of Grant in aid


It Includes the equipment essential for the testing requirement of the food and food product being produced and manufactured in the catchment Area of the food testing laboratories

Technical Civil work and furniture and fixtures

It Includes only the component of civil work and furniture & Furniture’s essentials for installation and operationalization of the equipment

Eligible Entities

Any private organizations ( JV , Partnership , LLP )

Eligible Criteria

Term loan from the Bank for an amount not less than 20% of the total project cost in respect of proposals from General Areas. In case of proposals from Difficult Areas or proposals from SC/ST , term loan amount shall not be less than 10% of the total project cost.

Note: Difficult Area for proposals under this Scheme means North-Eastern States (including Sikkim), State of Uttarakhand, State of Himachal Pradesh, Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, State Notified ITDP areas and Islands (Union Territories of Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep).

NON REFUNDABLE FEE: 20000 in favour of “ PAY AND ACCOUNTS OFFICERS , Ministry of Food Processing Industries, New Delhi”.

Provided that the non – refundable fee shall be Rs . 15000for applications from SC/ST

Pattern of Assistance

Grants-in-aid will be considered @50% for projects in General Areas and @70% for projects in Difficult Areas as well as for projects of SC/ST of eligible cost of project AND 2 % of the eligible cost of approved equipment or Rs.15lakh , whichever is lower towards TCW and furniture and fixtures

Private Organization / entities are eligible for grant-in-aid of

  1. 50%of the eligible cost of equipment and
  2. 2% of the Eligible cost of approved equipment or Rs. 15.00lakh , whichever is lower , toward technical civil work and Furniture & Fixtures

Eligible Entities

Any Private organization /entity (Including Joint Ventures / Public & Private Companies / Limited Liability Partnership, Corporate Entity / Proprietorship / partnership Entity) / Government organization intending to set up /upgrade its existing food testing laboratory

_Implementation of CEFPPC Scheme Under MOFPI

Implementation of CEFPPC Scheme Under MOFPI

CEFPPC Scheme:- Creation / Expansion of Food Processing & Preservation Capacities


The main objective of the CEFPPC Scheme is creation of processing and preservation capacities and modernization /expansion of existing food processing units which will help in increasing the level of processing, value addition and thereby lead to reduction of wastage and enhancement of farmers’ income.

Eligible sectors:

Food processing sectors eligible under the Scheme includes –

(i). Fruits & vegetables processing,

(ii). Milk Processing

(iii). Meat/poultry/fish processing,

(iv). Ready to Eat / Ready to Cook Food Products/ Breakfast cereals/ Snacks / bakery and other food products including nutritional health foods.

(v). Grains/pulses, oil seed milling and processing based on modern technology.

(vi). Modern Rice milling.

(vii). Other agri-horti products including spices, coconut, soybean, mushroom processing, honey processing, etc.

(viii). Fruits/ Honey based wines.

(ix). Natural Food flavors, food additives/ food extracts & colours, oleoresins, guar gum, cocoa products etc.

(x). Manufacturing jaggery from sugarcane and value added products from jaggery (as raw material) except sugar mills.

(xi). Any other sector that makes food products fit for human consumption.

(xii). Animal feed manufacturing unit to be set up in Mega Food Parks and Agro Processing Clusters approved by the Ministry from time to time.

Pattern of assistance CEFPPC Scheme:

The scheme envisages financial assistance to food processing units in the form of grant-in-aid as under:

(i). 35% of the eligible project cost subject to a maximum of Rs. 5.00 crore in General Areas;

(ii). 50% of the eligible project cost subject to a maximum of Rs. 5.00 crore in North Eastern States (including Sikkim) and Difficult areas i.e. Himalayan States/UTs (Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir), State Notified ITDP areas and Islands (Union Territories of Andaman& Nicobar and Lakshadweep).

Eligibility Criteria CEFPPC Scheme :

(i). The promoter’s capital/ equity investment on the project should not be less than 20% of the total project cost (excluding land cost) in case of general areas and 10% of the total project cost (excluding land cost) in case of NER, difficult areas, SC, ST and islands

(ii). Availing term loan from the bank/ Financial Institution minimum 20% of the total project cost (except for proposals submitted by Central/State Government)

_Modifications In The Guidelines of PMFME

Modifications In The Guidelines of PMFME

Support to individual Micro Enterprises


  • Individual
  • Proprietorship firms
  • Partnership firms
  • FPO (Farmer Producer Organization)
  • NGO(Non-Government Organization)
  • SHG (Self Help Group)
  • Co-op (Cooperative)
  • Pvt Ltd. Companies.

Eligible Enterprise

  • Existing Enterprise – Both ODOP & Non-ODOP.
  • New Enterprise – Both ODOP & Non-ODOP.

Financial Support / Assistance

For all- Individual/Proprietorship / Partnership /FPO/NGO/SHG/ Co-op / Pvt Ltd. Companies- credit linked capital subsidy @35% of eligible project cost max Rs.10.00 Lac  for eligible projects. Eligible project cost comprises cost of plant & machinery and technical civil work but excludes any cost of land/rental or lease work shed .

Technical Civil Work should not be more than 30% of the eligible project cost.

Support to Group Category for Setting up of Common Infrastructure

  • Eligible organization
  • FPOs/FPCs
  • Co-op (Cooperatives)
  • SHGs (Self Help Groups) /and its federation
  • Govt. agencies
  • Product
  • Proposal for ODOP or Non-ODOP are eligible for assistance. However ODOP proposals would be preferred.

Support / Assistance

Credit linked capital subsidy @35% of eligible project cost with max ceiling of Rs.3.00 crore.

Project components & Cost Breakup 

  • Comprises Cost of Plant & Machinery and Technical civil work.
  • Technical civil work should not be more than 30% of Eligible project cost.
  • Exclude cost of land /rental or lease work shed.
  • Total eligible project cost should not exceed Rs. 10 Crore. Credit linked capital subsidy @35% with max ceiling of Rs.3.00 crore.

Financial Assistance to DRP for Individual application.

1.The payment of Rs. 20,000/- to the DRPs would be in 2 installments i.e. 50% of the payment would be made after sanction of bank loan.

2. And remaining 50% after the completion of the unit and also obtaining FSSAI Certificate, Udyam Certificate and GST registration (wherever required).

3. Second installment of payment to DRP would not be linked with completion of training of beneficiaries.

New Guidelines MSE-CDP

The Scheme shall have the following objectives:

  1. To enhance the sustainability, competitiveness and growth of MSEs by addressing common issues such as improvement of technology, skills & quality, market access, etc.
  2. To build capacity of MSEs and Startups for common supportive action through integration of self-help groups, consortia, district Industry associations, etc.
  3.  To create / upgrade infrastructural facilities in the new / existing Industrial Areas / Clusters of MSEs.
  4.  To set up Common Facility Centres in Industrial area (for testing, training centre, raw material depot, effluent treatment, complementing production processes).
  5. Promotion of green & sustainable manufacturing technology for the clusters so as to enable units switch to sustainable and green production processes and products.

Components of the Scheme and Funding pattern under the Scheme There are only two components of the MSE-CDP scheme:

1. Common Facility Centers (CFCs):

This component consists of creation of tangible “assets” as Common Facility Centers (CFCs) in Industrial Estate.

2. Infrastructure Development (ID):

This component is for development of infrastructure in new/existing notified Industrial Estate. Items permissible are indicated.

The Funding Pattern

ComponentsTotal Project costFunding Pattern
Govt of
1 Common Facility CentreRs 5 crore to Rs 10


2 Common Facility CentreRs 10 crore to Rs 30
1 Infrastructure development NewRs 5 crore to Rs 15
2 Infrastructure development Upgradation of existing
Rs 5 crore to Rs 10

The Funding Pattern of projects located in the Aspirational Districts, NER, Hill States and islands would be as follows

ComponentsTotal Project costFunding Pattern
Govt of IndiaState
1 Common Facility CentreRs 5 crore to Rs 10 crore80%15%5%
2 Common Facility CentreRs 10 crore to 30 crore70%15%15%
.1 Infrastructure
development- New
Rs 5 crore to Rs 15 crore70 %30%
2 Infrastructure
development- Upgradation of
existing Infrastructure
Rs 5 crore to Rs 10 crore60%40%
operation green subsidy for storage facility

Operational guidelines for the Scheme “Operation Greens”

The Operation Green Subsidy for storage facility And Transport . The MoFPI announced the revised procedure to claim for Transportation and Storage Facilities


The objective of the operation green subsidy for storage facility Scheme is to protect the growers of Eligible Crops from making distress sale and to reduce post-harvest losses. –

Duration of Scheme

From the date of notification to 31.03.2026 or till further orders.

Eligible Crops

Following crops (other crops may be added in future on the basis of recommendation of expert bodies or Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India or a State Government) will be eligible under the Scheme:

Fruits: Mango, Banana, Guava, Kiwi, Litchi, Papaya, Mousambi, Orange, Kinnow, Lime, Lemon, Pineapple, Pomegranate, Jackfruit, Apple, Almond, Aonla, Passion Fruit, Pear, Sweet Potato, Chikoo and Tender & De-husked Coconut Vegetables: French Beans, Bitter Gourd, Brinjal, Capsicum, Carrot, Cauliflower, Chillies (Green), Okra, Cucumber, Peas, Garlic, Onion, Potato, Tomato, Large Cardamom, Pumpkin, Ginger, Cabbage, Squash and Turmeric

Pattern of Assistance

The Ministry will provide subsidy @50 % of the cost of the following two components, subject to the cost norms notified by the Ministry: (i) Transportation of Eligible Crops from Eligible Production Cluster; and/or (ii) Hiring of appropriate storage facilities for Eligible Crops (for maximum period of 3 months);

Minimum quantity to be procured and transported or stored, as the case may be, per Eligible Entity (may consist of one or more Eligible Crops) for being eligible for grant of subsidy will be as under:

  • 9 MT for individual farmers and group of farmers;
  • 100 MT for FPO, FPC and Co-operative Society;
  • 500 MT for Food Processors, Exporters, Licensed Commission Agents;
  • 1,000 MT for Retailers, State Marketing/ Co-operative Federation;

Eligibility Criterion for Transportation:

 Minimum distance criteria for transportation by road or by rail from Eligible Production Clusters is as under:

  • 100 km for individual farmers, Group of farmers, FPO, FPC, Co-operative Societies, Food Processors, Licensed Commission Agents and Exporters;
  •  250 km for State Marketing/ Co-operative Federation, Retailers.

Eligible Airports:

 All airports in the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand and Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. Also, Bagdogra airport shall be an Eligible Airport until Pakyong airport or any other airport in Sikkim becomes air cargo operational, provided that the Eligible Entity is from the State of Sikkim.-

Pattern of Assistance for transportation by air

The Ministry will provide subsidy @50 % of the actual cost of the following components

Operation Green Subsidy for storage facility