Agricultural Marketing

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  • Farmer can get the price information of their produce which is available on Agmarknet website (www.agmarknet.nic.in) or through Kisan Call Centres or SMS.
  • Pull SMS to get information as and when you need, is also available.
  • Buyer Seller Portal available at www.farmer.gov.in/buysell.htm· Harvesting and threshing should be done at appropriate time .
  • Proper grading, packing and labeling should be done before sale, for better prices.
  • Transport of produce to proper market/ mandi for getting remunerative price.
  • Storage of produce should be done, for sale during off season, for maximum profit.
  • Avoid distress sale.
  • Farmers in a group may form marketing cooperatives for better marketing facilities .
  • Marketing cooperatives may open retail and wholesale outlets.
  • Farmers may also operate cold storages and warehouses to store the produce in order to avoid distress sale
S.NO
Type of  FacilitiesCategorySubsidy ceilingScheme
Rate of Subsidy
OnCapital Cost
Up to1000 MT(inRs/MT)More than 1000 to 30,000 MT (inRs/MT)Maximum (Rs Lakhs)
1(i) For Storage Infrastructure
projects- Agricultural Marketing Infrastructure (AMI) sub scheme of ISAM
A) NE States, Sikkim, UTs of Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands and hilly* areas33.33%1333.21333.2400Integrated Scheme for Agricultural
Marketing (ISAM)

(Erstwhile Grameen Bhandaran Yojana)B) In other Areas For Registered FPOs, Panchayats, Women, Scheduled Caste (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST) beneficiaries or their cooperatives**/ Self-Help Groups33.33%1166.551000300


For all other categories of
beneficiaries
25.00%875750225

Criteria for Assistance/Maximum Limit
S.NOType of  FacilitiesCategoryRate of SubsidyMaximum Subsidy Ceiling
(Rs in lakhs)
Scheme

(ii) For other Marketing
Infrastructure projects

33.33%500Integrated Scheme for Agricultural Marketing (ISAM)

AgriculturalMarketing                                        Infrastructure (AMI) sub scheme of ISAM





(Erstwhile Scheme for Development/ Strengthening of Agricultural Marketing
Infrastructure, Grading & Standardization (AMIGS)
B) In other Areas For Registered FPOs, Panchayats, Women
farmers/entrepreneurs, Scheduled Caste (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST) / Entrepreneurs and their cooperatives**
33.33%500



2. For all other categories
of beneficiaries.
25%400


*Hilly area is a place at an altitude of more than 1,000 meters above mean sea level.
**SC/ST Cooperatives to be certified by the concerned officer of the State Government.
  • Eligible Marketing Infrastructure
  • All marketing infrastructure required for post-harvest management
  • Market user common facilities like market yards etc.
  • Infrastructure for grading, standardization and quality certification, labeling, packaging and value addition facilities (without changing the product form)
  • Infrastructure for Direct Marketing from producers to consumers/processing units/bulk buyers etc.
  • Reefer vans, used for transporting agricultural produce, which are essential for maintaining cold supply chains.
  • Commercial banks, Regional Rural Banks, State Cooperative Banks etc.
  • National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) for projects by Cooperatives.

Detailed information is available in Operational Guidelines of the Integrated Scheme for Agricultural Marketing (ISAM) on website www.agmarknet.nic.in

Source:Department of Agriculture & Cooperation

 

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