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

  • 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.

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