Cold Storage

Cold storages are the high sized freezer, which are commonly used to storage purpose. Cold storages are used to store fruits, vegetables, processed meat, frozen foods and for pharmaceutical uses. Cold storages have an important link between the farmers and consumers. Due to the rapid growth of food and their industries, cold storages are gaining huge demand.

The Government has developed a number of schemes to encourage cold storage and storage and warehouse in india  through various tax exemption and subsidies. Government institutions like the national horticulture board (NHB), national horticulture mission (NHM), agriculture and processed food production export development authority(APEDA), ministry of food processing industry (MOFPI),mission of integrated development of horticulture(MIDH) and department of agriculture and cooperation currently operates in the cold storage sector..

Component of the scheme

The scheme aims to facilitate the establishment of a strong cold chain facility for agricultural, horticultural ,dairy, fish & marine, poultry & meat products by establishing linkage from farm gate to the consumer, end to end, to reduce losses through efficient storage, transportation and minimal processing. The different components of the Cold Chain projects are as under:

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

Financial Assistance:

For this business, Ministry of food processing Industries provides financial assistance up to 50% of the total cost and machinery and other works.

In the Northern states, Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, J& K,  Uttarakand, etc. you get 75% grants in aid subject to a maximum of 10 crore.

For acquiring the subsidy from ministry, the land where you are planning to start Cold storage must be registered in your name or in the name of your any of the partners. Once you get approval for the subsidies the nationalized banks will also provide you loan very easily.

Subsidies for Cold Storage chains from the Government:

The Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MOFPI) India is offering Financial Assistance for the Establishment of Cold storage Chain. These integrated Cold storage chains from the farms to the consumer ensures the safety and preservation of the food products.

 The government  also offers a grant-in-aid ranging from 50 to 75% of the total cost of plant and machinery installation along with the technical civil work depending on the location. The subsidy amount limit is up to Rs. 10 crores.

The main facilities involved in the cold storage chain are Production facility, Transport facility and the Distribution network, and you need to set up at least two of the three facilities to get a  grant of assistance scheme.

 

Financial Assistance:​

For this business, Ministry of food processing Industries provides financial assistance up to 50% of the total cost and machinery and other works.

 In the Northern states, Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, J& K, Uttarakand, etc. you get 75% grants in aid subject to a maximum of 10 crore.
 For acquiring the subsidy from ministry, the land where you are planning to start Cold storage must be registered in your name or in the name of your any of the partners. Once you get approval for the subsidies the nationalized banks will also provide you loan very easily.