Seed Capital component of PM FME Scheme

Guidelines for implementation of Seed Capital component of PM FME Scheme

Ministry of Food Processing Industry (MoFPI) has launched Prime Minister Formalisation of Micro food processing Enterprises (PM FME) scheme under the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan with the aim to enhance the competitiveness of existing individual micro-enterprises in the unorganized segment of the food processing industry and promote formalization of the sector. Seed Capital component

 The scheme to be implemented over a period five years from 2020-21 to 2024-25 with a total outlay of Rupees 10,000 crore. The scheme has a special focus on supporting Groups engaged in Agri-food processing such as Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs), Self Help Groups (SHGs) and Producers Cooperatives along their entire value chain.

The PMFME scheme support in terms of:

  1. Seed capital @ Rs. 40,000/- per SHG member for working capital and purchase of small tools
  2.   Food processing entrepreneurs through credit-linked capital [email protected]% of the eligible project cost with a maximum ceiling of Rs.10 lakh per unit
  3.  Credit linked grant of 35% for capital investment to FPOs/ SHGs/ producer cooperatives. iv. Support for marketing & branding to micro units

Eligibility Criteria for Seed Capital for SHGs

  1. Only SHG members that are presently engaged in food processing would be eligible for financial support;
  2.   The SHG member has to commit to SHG and CBO for utilization of this amount only for working capital and purchase of small tools related to food manufacturing
  3.  Before providing the seed capital, SRLM through its CBOs would collect basic details for each of the members viz. Details of the product being processed, annual turnover, Source

Scale of Assistance to SHGs

The loans to SHG members for working capital and procurement of the tools would depend on the annual turnover of their existing enterprises.

 The enterprises could of two categories – those that are seasonal and others that operate throughout the year. The funding support would vary depending on the nature of operations. The following table provides the maximum loans amount and the details of release permissible under the working capital and for purchasing equipment

Type of enterpriseAnnual Turnover RsMaximum Loan amount for working capital RsMaximum Loan for small tools / equipment RsMaximum loan amount Rs.
Seasonal enterpriseX100% of X40% of X40,000
Perennial enterpriseX50% of X40% of X40,000

If a seasonal enterprise has a turnover of Rs 20,000, then the maximum permissible loan for meeting the working capital is 100% of 20,000 ie. Rs 20,000. For tools it is 40% of 20,000 ie. Rs 8,000. So, the maximum permissible loan to SHG member is Rs 28,000. If the perennial enterprise has a turnover of Rs 20,000, the maximum permissible loan for meeting the working capital is 50% of 20,000 ie. Rs 10,000. For tools, it 40% of 20,000 ie. Rs 8,000. So, the maximum permissible loan is Rs 18,000.

 Interest Rate for loan to SHGs:

 The PM FME beneficiary can be charged a maximum interest of 6% for the loan. The interest spread to be provided to SHG, VO and CLF would be decided by the SRLM

Agro Tourism Policy

Agro tourism Policy for Maharashtra

Purpose of Agricultural Tourism:

1) To achieve rural development through agricultural tourism and development of the state through rural development. Agro tourism Policy for Maharashtra

2) Marketing of agricultural products through agri-tourism.

3) To promote agri-tourism as a supplementary business to agriculture.

4) Demonstration of folk art and traditions in rural areas.

5) To provide employment opportunities to rural women and youth in the village itself.-Agro tourism Policy for Maharashtra

6) People in urban areas / students are involved in agriculture and farming methods as well as agriculture Provide business information

Eligible components for agri-tourism:

1) Individual farmer

2) Agricultural co-operative society of farmers

3) Govt. Accredited Center for Agricultural Sciences

4) Agricultural colleges (private and government)

5) Agricultural colleges

6) Partnership organization or company established by farmers

Services provided to tourists through Agricultural Tourism Center: –

In addition to agriculture, one or more of the following or habitual service agri-tourism centers

Drivers should make it available to tourists.

A) One day trip (Detrap)

B) Settlement system

E) Recreational services (e.g. play area for young children, adventure games,

Rural sports, etc. )

E) Krishi Kan Kapag (Copper Tanwara)

A) Product Sale (e.g. Orange / Orange Juice,

Grapes / Wine, Strawberries / Strawberry Products etc.)

Accommodation: Accommodation is available for tourists at the site of the Agricultural Tourism Center. The provisions in the table below will apply to the agri-tourism center

Farmland  Number of rooms  Room size  
Up to 02 acres  04 (max)  150 sq.m. Amount  
More than 02 acres And up to 05 acres  06 (max)  150 sq.m. Amount  
05 acres and above More  08 rooms and Independent of the roulette Arranged 2 Lokarnavas (25 mattresses) Each)  Room takman Dimensions -150 sq.m. The standard of living Dimensions – 700-800 Sq. Ft.  
  • Attached toilet, bathroom will be required for each room. This tourist Habitat construction should be as environmentally friendly as possible and hazardous The authority’s drink is required
  • Maximum capacity of 25 beds for rail trips or large group More than two dormitories can be built. Pintu Trakita Amount 5 Ac Having an area will be mandatory
  • Rooms for centers up to eight rooms as per Purshtan Wash-2016 Construction of facilities will require the permission of the Municipal Corporation No. With more than eight rooms, the center is known as a commercial enterprise Will go and will require the permission of the town council- Agro tourism Policy for Maharashtra

The benefits of agri-tourism from the government

  1. Registration certificate will be obtained from the Department of Agriculture Tourism.
  2. Bank loan can be obtained on the basis of registration certificate to the owner of the agri-tourism center Shake
  3. Agricultural Tourism for Farm Scheme implemented through Water Conservation Department Ke Dras will be preferred
  4. Registered agri-tourism centers run by state and central government.
  5. The benefits of schemes like greenhouse, orchard, vegetable cultivation can be availed
  6. Agricultural land will be used for washing of agricultural waste. Connection to Rathkani Centers for Rehabilitation and Retirement Can be used
  7. Consideration of levying electricity tariff as per domestic rate for agricultural tourism Will be done
Branding And Marketing Support Scheme

Branding And Marketing Support Scheme

Branding And Marketing Support Scheme – PMFME

Marketing and branding support would be provided to groups of FPOs/SHGs/ Cooperatives or anSPV of micro food processing enterprises under the scheme. Following the ODOP approach, marketing & branding support would only be provided for such a product at the State or regional level.-Branding And Marketing Support Scheme

Some highlights

  • Under the scheme, Incentive is extended for the promotion of only Indian Brands abroad
  • Support for Branding is intended for developing market for all Indian food products in brand consumer packs including those covered in the four product segments
  • Under the Scheme, the following four Segments of food products are cover:
    • Ready to Eat/ Ready to Cook (RTE/RTC)
      • Fruits and Vegetable Products
      • Marine Products
      • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Applicants will extended financial incentives @ 50% of expenditure on Branding & Marketing abroad subject to a maximum grant of 3% of Sales of food products or Rs 50 crore per year, whichever is less. The minimum expenditure for Incentive shall be Rs. 5 crore over a period of five years. In such case, an admissible grant would be Rs 2.5 crore

Eligible items for support under the scheme:

1. Training relating to marketing to fully funded under the scheme;

2. Developing a common brand and packaging including standardization to participate in common packaging;

3. Marketing tie-up with national and regional retail chains and state-level institutions;

4. Quality control to ensure product quality meets the required standards.

Support for marketing and branding requires developing a common brand, common packaging, and product standardization. The appropriate level for common branding and packaging would differ from place to place, case to case, and product to product. Whether it should district, regional, or state level would be decided by the concerned SNA in each case. Therefore, the proposal for support to marketing and branding should prepared by the SNA.

Support for branding and marketing would limited to 50% of the total expenditure. The maximum limit of grant in such cases would be as prescribed. No support would be provided for opening retail outlets under the scheme.

Vertical products at the national level could also be provided support for branding & marketing on the same lines as described above for ODOP focus. Such support for common branding/packaging and marketing would be provided at the national level. Proposal for that support should sent to MoFPI by the states or national level institutions or organizations or partner institutions.

Eligibility criteria:

The proposals should fulfill the following conditions: –

  1. The proposal should relate to ODOP
  2. The minimum turnover of product to be eligible for assistance should be Rs 5 crore
  3. The final product should the one to be sold to the consumer in a retail pack
  4. Applicant should be an FPO/SHG/cooperative/ regional – State levels SPV to bring a large number of producers together
  5. Product and producers should be scalable to larger levels
  6. Management and entrepreneurship capability of promoting entities should established in the proposal.
Agro tourism Policy for Maharashtra

PM KUSUM Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan

Gov Subsidy for solar power plant

Government of India has taken various policy measures to fulfil its commitment made in Paris Climate Agreement in 2015 to have 40% of installed power generation capacity from non fossil fuel sources by 2030. Gov Subsidy For Solar Power Plant-pradhan mantri kusum yojana

To provide energy and water security to farmers and enhance their income, de-dieselise the farm sector, and reduce environmental pollution,

The approved scheme comprised of three components:

Component-A: Addition of 10,000 MW of solar capacity through installation of small solar power plants of capacity upto 2 MW

Component-B: Installation of 20 lakh standalone solar powered agricultural pumps

Component-C: Solarisation of 15 lakh existing Grid-connected Agriculture Pumps

PM-KUSUM scheme is one of largest initiatives of the world to provide clean energy to more than 35 lakhs farmers by solarising their agriculture pump under component B and C

Harvesting Solar Energy

Component – A :

Decentralized Grid Connected Solar Power Plants Small solar power plants of capacity upto 2MW can set-up by individual farmers/ cooperatives / panchayats / Farmer Producer Organisations (FPO) on barren/ fallow/marshy/ pasture or cultivable lands.

In case, cultivate fields are chosen for setting up solar power plants, Rephrased as “ the solar panels are set up above a minimum height so that the farmer continue to grow crops below solar panels.”

The scheme will open a stable and continuous source of income to the rural land owners for 25 years.

It has estimated that farmers will earn up to Rs. 25000 per acre per year if the plant is install by a developer/ CPSU on the land lease by the farmer, and up to Rs. 65000 per acre per year if they install

the plant themselves by taking loan from the banks.

De-dieselisation of Farm Sector

Component-B: Installation of Standalone Solar Powered Agriculture Pumps

Under this Component, individual farmers can replace their existing diesel pumps with solar pumps.

The replacement of existing diesel pumps with solar pumps will not only reduce the irrigation costs of around Rs.50,000 per year (for 5HP pump) but also lead to reduction in the pollution.

This Component will benefit 20 lakh farmers in off-grid areas, where there is no source of electric power for irrigation. It will also help in increasing the farmer’s income and living conditions.

Under the scheme, Central Financial Assistance (CFA) upto 30% of the Benchmark cost

(fixed by MNRE every year) of the standalone solar pump will be provided.

The State Government will give a subsidy of 30%; and the remaining 40% will be provided by the farmer. Bank finance up to 30% out of 40% share can availed by the farmer, so that farmer has to initially pay only 10% of the total cost of the pump

Solarisation of Agriculture Feeders

Solarisation of agriculture feeders has included as variant under Component-C of PMKUSUM Scheme. Where feeders have already separated for agricultural purposes, the feeders may solarised under the scheme by installing solar power plants of sufficient capacity. Government of India will provide 30% subsidy for solarisation of agricultural feeders. This will lower the cost of capital and cost of power

Soft Loan And Benefits In Conjunction With Other Government Schemes

The RBI has included all three components of the Scheme under priority sector lending and KUSUM :

A New Green Revolution therefore banks will provide loans at competitive rates and on soft terms.

Further Component-B and C provide for convergence with the schemes of Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare (DACFW),such as Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF) under which loans to group of farmers are available with interest subvention of 3% for community assets use farmers and PM-Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (KSY) under which micro irrigation systems obtained.

Financial Assistance Scheme for agri products

Financial Assistance Under Agriculture And Processed Foods Export Promotion Scheme

Financial Assistance Scheme for agri product APEDA schemes

Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS)

The Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS) is an export promotion scheme run by APEDA. The scheme aims to facilitate the export of agri-products by providing assistance to exporters. It achieves its objective through the following – Financial Assistance Scheme for agri product APEDA schemes-consultants for import export

  • Understanding the several challenges faced by agri-exporters.  
  • Acknowledging the need for assistance to successfully navigate through these challenges and achieve objectives of APEDA.
  • Financial assistance is provided in three broad areas, namely: Development of Export Infrastructure, Quality Development and Market Development.

I – Development of Export Infrastructure

  • Infrastructure such as pack house facilities with packing/grading lines
  • Pre- cooling units with cold storages and refrigerated transportation etc.
  • Cable system for handling of crops like banana
  • Common infrastructure facilities
  • Pre-shipment treatment facilities such as irradiation, Vapour Heat Treatment (VHT), Hot· Water Dip Treatment (HWDT) for compliance to Phyto-Sanitary requirements of importing countries
  • Infrastructure for processing facilities (process food sector) for addressing missing gaps  which may include equipment like X-ray, Screening, Sortex, filth / metal detector, sensors, vibrators or any new equipment or technology for food safety and quality requirements

ii) Quality Development

  • Installation of quality management systems,
  • Laboratory testing equipment,
  • Hand held devicesfor capturing farmlevel peripheral coordinatesfortraceability systems· and testing of samples etc.
  • Testing of water, soil, residues or pesticides, veterinary drugs, hormones, toxins, heavy· metal, contaminants etc.             
  • Implementation and Certification of quality and Food Safety Management Systems for all APEDA scheduled products.
  • The assistance will be upto 50% of the total cost subject to a ceiling of Rs. 5 lakh per certification. The assistance will also be applicable for renewal of certifications
  • Procuring hand-held devices including cost of software for capturing farm level peripheral coordinates for traceability systems. This will include any electronic management system, software, block chain, Artificial Intelligence (AI), or any other high precision technology
  • The assistance will be up to 50% of the cost of equipment subject to a ceiling of Rs. 20 lakh per beneficiary

iii) Market Development

  • Participation in International trade fairs
  • Exchange of trade delegations
  • Organizing buyer seller meets
  • Developing packaging standards for new products and upgrading the existing standards

Component wise financial assistance

Assistance is available for creation of capital assets; integrated pack-house, purchase of insulated refrigerated transport vehicles/mobile pre-cooling unit, single or multiple products processing facilities, cold store/ warehouses, carbon dioxide generators, fumigated stores and Silos etc- APEDA schemes

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Sub componentScopePattern of Assistance
Integrated Pack House and processing facilities for addressing missing gaps Facilities include equipment for collection, cleaning, washing, sorting/ grading, pre- cooling, packing, cold storage, Hand held Near-infrared Spectroscopy (NIR) instrument (on preharvesting quality evaluation of Mango Fruits), Hot water dip treatment etc. and processing facilities for addressing missing gapsImprove compliance of Phyto-Sanitary requirements.The assistance will be upto 40% subject to a ceiling of Rs 200 lakhs
Purchase of insulated, reefer transport /mobile pre-cooling units including special vehicle for livestock carriersCold Chain StrengtheningThe assistance will be up to 40% of the total cost subject to a ceiling of Rs. 200 lakhs
Cable handling system for banana and other cropsQuality improvement of Banana and other crops.The assistance will be up to 40% of the total cost subject to a ceiling of Rs. 200 lakhs
Food processing facilities for addressing missing gaps required for enhancing productivity/ efficiency or quality for value added products which may include facilities like x-ray, Screening equipments, Sortex, IQF, cooking/blanching line, filth / metal detector, sensors, vibrators or any new technology or equipment for food safety and quality requirementsEnhancing productivity, efficiency, and quality for value added productsThe assistance shall be up to 40% of the total cost subject to a ceiling of Rs. 200 lakhs
Up-gradation of facilities mentioned at (a) to (d) aboveUp-gradation and modernization of existing facilities of exporters to enhance the competitivenessThe assistance will be upto40% of the total cost subject to a ceiling of Rs. 200 lakhs per beneficiary per location
Common infrastructure facilities such as Integrated Pack houses, Processing Units, Laboratories etc. to be set up by Central and State government institutionsFacilitate cluster development, improve productivity and farmers incomeThe assistance will be up to 90% of the approved cost subject to a ceiling of Rs. 600 lakhs. The funds shall be released against bank guarantee.

Subsidy For Warehouse nabard warehouse subsidy scheme 2020-21

Government Subsidy For Warehouse 2022

The government aims to development of modern infrastructure to encourage entrepreneurs to set up food processing units Subsidy For Warehouse 2022, nabard warehouse subsidy scheme 2020-21

There are some government schemes for warehouse and certain capital intensive common facilities which are required to created by food processing units irrespective of nature of their processing

Agro Processing Clusters (MoFPI)

  • The main objective of the scheme To create modern infrastructure for food processing closer to production areas. And To provide integrated and complete preservation infrastructure facilities from the farm gate to the consumer

  • Under the units are set up simultaneous along with creation of common infrastructure. Agro processing clusters set up by Project Execution Agency (PEA)/ Organisation such as Govt./ PSUs/ Joint Ventures/ NGOs/ Cooperatives/ SHGs/ FPOs/ Private Sector/ individuals etc. 

  • Eligibility for the scheme Agro processing cluster may sanctioned in the same district where CPC of Mega Food Park (MFP) is located. The promoter(s), who have sanctioned Mega Food Parks, will be eligible under the scheme

  • The Scheme envisages grants-in-aid @ 35% of eligible project cost in general areas
  • And @50% of eligible project cost the North East States including Sikkim and difficult areas namely Himalayan State

  • Components of the scheme food testing laboratory, cleaning, grading, sorting and packing facilities, steam generation boilers, dry warehouse, cold storage, pre-cooling chambers, ripening chambers, IQF, specialized packaging, other common processing facilities, etc

One District One Product   (MoFPI)

  • The Scheme adopts One District One Product (ODOP) approach to reap
  • the benefit of scale in terms of procurement of inputs, availing common services and marketing of products.
  • ODOP for the scheme will provide the framework for value chain development and alignment of support infrastructure

  • Support for common infrastructure would be provided to FPOs, SHGs, cooperatives, any Government agency or private enterprises.

  • Common infrastructure created under the scheme should also available for other units
  • and public to utilize on hiring basis for substantial part of the capacity.
  • Eligibility of a project under this category would decided based on benefit to farmers and industry at large, viability gap, absence of private investment, criticality to value chain, etc.

  • Credit linked grant would be available @ 35%. Maximum limit of grant in such cases would be as prescribed.

  • Component of the scheme Premises for assaying of agriculture produce, sorting, grading, warehouse and cold storage at the farm-gate

3.  National Agriculture Infrastructure Facility scheme   

  • AIF scheme main objective of the scheme is to Improved marketing infrastructure
  • To allow farmers to sell directly to a larger base of consumers and hence, increase value realization for the farmers

  • Size of the financing facility – ₹ 1 lakh Crore. Credit Guarantee for loans up to ₹ 2 Crore.  Interest subvention of 3% p.a., limited to ₹ 2 crore per project in one location, though loan amount can be higher.

  • With investments in logistics infrastructure, farmers will be able to sell in the market with reduced post-harvest
  • losses and a smaller number of intermediaries With modern packaging and cold storage system access,

  • The  organization can apply Agricultural Produce Market Committee Agri-Entrepreneur Central sponsored Public-Private Partnership Project ,Farmer,Farmer Producers Organization ,Federation of Farmer Produce Organisation ,Joint Liability Groups, Local Body sponsored Public-Private Partnership Project , Marketing Cooperative Society, Multipurpose Cooperative Society, National Federations of Cooperatives , Primary Agricultural Credit Society, Self Help Group, Federations of Self Help Groups, Start-Up

  • The scheme covers post-harvest management projects like supply chain services including e-marketing platforms, warehouse, silos, pack-houses, assaying units, sorting & grading units, cold chain, logistics facilities, primary processing centers, ripening chambers
  • and other viable projects for building community farming assets such as organic input production, bio stimulant production units, infrastructure for smart and precision agriculture, supply chain infrastructure for clusters of crops including exports clusters etc. nabard warehouse subsidy scheme 2020-21
Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Fund

Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Fund

Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Fund – mofpi : Atma  Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan stimulus package for ensuring growth in several sectors, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Shri  Narendra Modi, has approved setting up of Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund (AHIDF) worth Rs. 15000 crore.- AHIDF scheme subsidy for dairy processing unit

The AHIDF has been approved for incentivizing investment by

  • individual , entrepreneurs , private companies , MSME , farmers producer
  • organization and section 8 companies to establish
  • The dairy processing and value addition infrastructure
  • Meat processing and value addition infrastructure

Animal feed plant  nimal Husbandry Infrastructure Fund – mofpi : Atma  Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan stimulus package for ensuring growth in several sectors, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Shri  Narendra Modi, has approved setting up of Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund (AHIDF) worth Rs. 15000 crore.- AHIDF scheme subsidy for dairy processing

Eligible   Entities

  1. Farmer producer organization
  2. Private companies
  3. Indi dual entrepreneurs
  4. Section 8 companies
  5. Micro small and medium entrepreneurs

Implementing agency

Animal husbandry fund will be implemented by the department of animal husbandry and dairying , ministry of fisheries , animal husbandry and dairying – Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Fund – mofpi

Activity eligible for availing benefits

  • Dairy processing : under the dairy processing infrastructure the EE can avil benefit for establishment of the following
  • Establishment of new unit and straightening  of existing dairy processing unit with quality and hygienic milk processing facilities , packaging facilities or any other activities related to dairy processing

The EE can also avail loan for establishment of new units and straightening of existing manufacturing unit for value addition of the following milk product

  • Ice cream unit
  • Cheese manufacturing unit
  • Ultra high temperature milk processing unit with tetra packaging facilities
  • Flavoured milk manufacturing unit
  • Milk powder manufacturing unit
  • Whey powder manufacturing  unit

EE can also avail benefit for establishment of animal feed manufacturing and straightening of existing units / plant of the following categories

  • Establishment of mini , medium and large animal feed plant
  • Total mixed ration block making unit
  • By pass protein unit
  • Mineral mixture unit
  • Enrich silage making unit

Beneficiary contribution  

The AHIDF shall be eligible   for loan up to 90% of the estimated / actual project cost from the scheduled bank based on submission of variable project by eligible Beneficiary

The beneficiary contribution in case of micro and small unit as per msme define ceiling could be 10% while in case of medium enterprises as per defined msme ceiling , beneficiary contribution could go up to 15% the beneficiary contribution in other categories of enterprises could go up to 25%

Interest subvention  : 3%  for all eligible entities

Credit guarantee Fund

Credit guarantee fund of Rs. 750  cr will be established . The fund will be managed by NABARD Department of animal husbandry and dairying will pay rs. 75 cr. Per year over 10 year towards credit guarantee

  1. Farmer producer organization
  2. Private companies
  3. Indi dual entrepreneurs
  4. Section 8 companies
  5. Micro small and medium entrepreneurs

Operational Guidelines for Innovation and Agri-Entrepreneurship Cell under RKVY-RAFTAAR

RKVY Scheme for Agri-Entrepreneurs

RKVY-RAFTAAR supports agribusiness incubation by tapping innovations and technologies for venture creation in agriculture. In this process, incubation facilities and expertise already available with participating academic, technical, management and R&D institutions in the country shall utilized on an individual or collective basis to harness synergies. The existing institutional agribusiness incubators would strengthened on a need basis by providing grants-in-aid. RKVY Scheme for Agri-Entrepreneurs

The key components of Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Strengthening of existing agribusiness incubators for integrated rejuvenation and development and setting up new ones –

a. R-ABI (RKVY-RAFTAAR Agribusiness Incubators).

b. Seed Stage Funding of R-ABI Incubatees

c. Entrepreneurship Orientation

 d. Idea/Pre-Seed Stage Funding of Agripreneurs

1. Establishment of RKVY-RAFTAAR Agribusiness Incubators (R-ABIs) and strengthening of existing agribusiness incubators

Objectives of RKVY-RAFTAAR Agribusiness Incubators

To achieve ”Lab to land” by dissemination of new technology /varieties to farmers through promoting a culture of Agri startups b. To promote innovation, entrepreneurship and business creation in agriculture and allied sector by skill development, capacity building and technology scale up; Capacity building of existing agri-incubators as R-ABIs to achieve other related objectives; h. To generate/ provide innovative solution to meet local and global agriculture and business challenges, and competitiveness

Pattern of Financial Assistance

  1. The Host Institution would be provided financial support
  • A R-ABI would be provided a maximum grant-in-aid of INR 233 lakhs which would cover capital and operational expenditure

2.  Seed Stage Funding as grant-in-aid to Startups

This seed stage funding will available to incubatees who are incubate at the RABI. Under this, financial assistance of a maximum of Rs. 25 lakhs will be grant to potential startups that have a minimum viable product (MVP) based on innovative solutions/ processes / products/ services/ business models in agriculture and allied sector. The amount of Rs. 25 lakh is the upper limit of the seed fund assistance. The applicant incubatees would be provided funds as per their genuine requirements and as per appraisal/evaluation of their business plans by the RC and the decision of the RC in this regard will be final. The RC will not bound to give any reason in case an application for seed loan is reject.

Eligibility Criteria

a. All incubatees of a R-ABI will be eligible for this funding on the basis of consistent performance evaluated by RIC b. The recipient should be a registered legal entity in India with a minimum of two months of residency at the R-ABI. c. The recipient has to be an Indian start-up as per DIPP notification. This support is not meant for Indian Subsidiaries of MNCs/foreign companies. A startup support once will not eligible for applying for the subsequent round of seed support to any R-ABIs

Pattern of Funding Support and Release of Funds

a. Under the scheme, it is proposed to support around 500 startups during the scheme period. A maximum of 20 startups per R-ABI will support under this scheme. Each selected startup will be provided a maximum limit of Rs. 25 Lakh as grant-in-aid under the scheme. (start-ups already receiving grants / financial support from any other source will not be eligible under RKVYRAFTAAR)

3. Agri entrepreneurship Orientation

Objectives

a. To nurture potential agripreneurs by providing training cum internship with other startups to provide them practical, technical and business insights; b. To create and nurture a pipeline of agripreneurs for incubators c. To make pursuing entrepreneurship related to innovative ideas an attractive career option among other available career choices.

Eligibility Criteria

 a. The recipient should propose one innovative idea based on technology, service, business platforms etc. for increasing efficiency in agriculture and allied sector. b. The recipients are expect to pursue their entrepreneurial aspirations full time. c. The recipient should have an initial business plan/ proposal for the idea they intend to pursue

Pattern of Funding Support and Release of Funds

A stipend of Rs 10,000/- per month will granted to these interns for two months during the hands on training period by the incubators from their R-ABI recurring grant.

agro processing scheme

Agro Processing Cluster Scheme

Agro processing cluster mofpi –

The Ministry has formulated the Scheme for Creation of Infrastructure for Agro Processing Clusters as a sub-scheme of Central Sector Scheme -Agro Processing Cluster Scheme

“PRADHAN MANTRI KISAN SAMPADA YOJANA (PMKSY)” subsidy for mega food processing unit

The scheme aims at development of modern infrastructure to encourage entrepreneurs to set up food processing units based on cluster approach.

The scheme is to implemente in area of horticulture / agriculture production identified through a mapping exercise.

These clusters will help in reducing the wastage of the surplus produce and add value to the horticultural / agricultural produce which will result in increase of income of the farmers and create employment at the local level- agro processing cluster mofpi

Components of the Scheme:

Basic enabling infrastructure:

 It will include site development including development of industrial plots, boundary wall, roads, drainage, water supply,

electricity supply including power backup, effluent treatment plant, parking bay, weigh bridges, common office space etc

Core infrastructure: 

The common facilities will based on the needs of the units which will set up in these clusters.

The common facilities of capital intensive nature may include food testing laboratory, cleaning, grading, sorting and packing facilities,

steam generation boilers, dry warehouse, cold storage, pre-cooling chambers, ripening chambers, IQF, specialized packaging, other common processing facilities, etc

Pattern of Assistance

The Scheme envisages grants-in-aid @ 35% of eligible project cost in general areas and @50% of eligible project cost in

the North East States including Sikkim and difficult areas namely Himalayan States (i.e. Himachal Pradesh, Jammu &
Kashmir and Uttarakhand), State notified ITDP areas & Islands of

Union Territories of Lakshadweep and Andaman & Incobar Islands subject to max. of Rs. 10.00 crore per project

Release of Funds:

  1. First installment of 35% of the total approve grant will release to the PEA in the designated Bank account after incurring an expenditure of 35% of the bank term loan and 35% PEA contribution / equity on eligible project cost and submission of documents
  2. Second installment of 40% of the total approved grant will released to the PEA in the designated Bank account after incurring an expenditure of 75% of the bank term loan and 75% of PEA contribution / equity on eligible project cost and submission of the documents:
  3. Third installment of 15% of the approved grant will released to PEA in the designated Bank account after incurring an expenditure of 90% of the bank term loan and 90% of PEA’s contribution / equity on eligible project cost and submission of the documents:
  4. Fourth & final installment of 10% of the approved grant will released to PEA in the designated Bank account on completion of the project and submission of documents
PLI scheme for Textile sector

PLI scheme For Textile Sector

PLI scheme for textile sector PLI scheme for textile sector PLI

Government has approved Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Textiles. With this, India is poise to regain its dominance in Global Textiles Trade PLI scheme for textile sector

Leveraging Economies of Scale, the scheme will help Indian companies to emerge as Global Champions

Help create additional employment of over 7.5 lakh people directly and several lakhs more for supporting activities

Scheme will also pave the way for participation of women in large numbers

Incentives worth Rs. 10,683 crore will be provided to industry over five years

It is expect that this scheme will result in fresh investment of above

Rs 19,000 crore and additional production turnover of over Rs.3 lakh crore in five years

Higher priority for investment in Aspirational Districts & Tier 3/4 towns

Scheme will positively impact especially States like Gujarat, UP, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, AP, Telangana, Odisha etc.

Taking steps forward towards the vision of an ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’, Government led by Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the PLI Scheme for

Textiles for MMF Apparel, MMF Fabrics and 10 segments/ products of Technical Textiles with a budgetary outlay of Rs. 10,683 crore.

PLI for Textiles along with RoSCTL, RoDTEP and other measures of Government in sector e.g. providing raw material at competitive prices, skill development etc

will herald a new age in textiles manufacturing.

PLI scheme for Textiles is part of the overall announcement of PLI Schemes for 13 sectors made earlier during the Union Budget 2021-22, with an outlay of Rs. 1.97 lakh crore.

With the announcement of PLI Schemes for 13 sectors, minimum production in India is expect to be around Rs. 37.5 lakh crore over 5 years and minimum expected employment over 5 years is nearly 1 crore.

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PLI scheme for Textiles will promote production of high value MMF Fabric, Garments and Technical Textiles in country. The incentive structure has so formulat that industry will encouraged to invest in fresh capacities in these segments.

This will give a major push to growing high value MMF segment which will complement the efforts of cotton and other natural fibre-based textiles industry in generating

new opportunities for employment and trade, resultantly helping India regain its historical dominant status in global textiles trade.

The Technical Textiles segment is a new age textile,

whose application in several sectors of economy, including infrastructure, water, health and hygiene,

defense, security, automobiles, aviation, etc. will improve the efficiencies in those sectors of economy.

Government has also launched a National Technical Textiles Mission in the past for promoting R&D efforts in that sector. PLI will help further, in attracting investment in this segment.

types

There are two types of investment possible with different set of incentive structure.

Any person, (which includes firm / company) willing to invest minimum ₹300 Crore in Plant, Machinery, Equipment and Civil Works (excluding land and administrative building cost)

to produce products of Notified lines (MMF Fabrics, Garment) and products of Technical Textiles, shall be eligible to apply for participation in first part of the scheme.

In the second part any person, (which includes firm / company) willing to invest minimum ₹100 Crore shall be eligible to apply for participation in this part of the scheme.

In addition, priority will give for investment in Aspirational Districts, Tier 3, Tier 4 towns, and rural areas and due to this priority Industry will be incentiviz to move to backward area. This scheme will positively impact especially States like Gujarat, UP, Maharashtra, Tamilnadu, Punjab, AP, Telangana, Odisha etc.

It is estimate that over the period of five years, the PLI Scheme for Textiles will lead to fresh investment of more than Rs.19,000 crore, cumulative turnover of over Rs.3 lakh crore will achieve under

this scheme and, will create additional employment opportunities of more than 7.5 lakh jobs in this sector and several lakhs more for supporting activities.

The textiles industry predominantly employs women, therefore, the scheme will empower women and increase their participation in formal economy.