For setting up a horticultural value addition unit in 150 sq.m., a maximum of Rs. Assistance will be paid within the limit of 10 lakhs
The state government will provide assistance to create infrastructure to prevent post-harvest spoilage in horticultural crops
Updated: Aug 2nd, 2023
Ahmedabad: Farmer oriented decisions are being taken by the state government in the direction that the farmers of Gujarat become prosperous and become partners in the economic development of the country. Now the government has taken another decision in the interest of horticulture farmers. An important scheme to create infrastructure to prevent post-harvest spoilage in horticulture crops has been approved. 40 crore has been provided by the state government in the budget of the year 2023-24 for this new scheme.
New Govt Scheme for Horticulture Farmers
Minister of Agriculture Raghavji Patel informed about this decision and said that by shortening, grading, packing and value addition of horticultural produce, farmers can sell it in the market at a good price. 3 lakh per unit taking into consideration the cost per unit of minimum 50 sq. meters or more for setting up grading, shorting, packing unit on the farm under this new scheme, maximum 50 percent or maximum Rs. 1.50 lakh per unit assistance will be provided. Besides equipment for grading, shortening, packing, washing, primary value addition, crates for storage etc. Rs. 1 lakh taking into account a maximum of 50 percent of the cost or a maximum of Rs. 50,000, whichever is less, the assistance will be given.
Assistance will be given up to a limit of 5 lakhs
Agriculture Minister Raghavji Patel added that at least 150 sq.m. for various post-harvest value addition processes in horticultural crops. To set up a horticulture value addition unit up to Rs. 20 lakh per unit taking into account the maximum cost of Rs. Assistance up to 10 lakhs will be provided. In which 25 percent of the cost for construction and ancillary equipment or a maximum of Rs. 5 lakh per unit, whichever is less, the capital assistance will be paid. Apart from this, five percent interest subsidy per annum on bank loans, during five years, a maximum of Rs. Assistance will be given up to a limit of 5 lakhs. All this assistance will be credited to the farmer’s account.