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                                                                                                           
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