Under this scheme, help will be available for grading-packaging of crops

By: Merikheti
Published on: 24-Nov-2023

To encourage the infrastructure of farming, a state level conclave is being organised on 24 November at Peterhoff in Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Agriculture Minister Prof. More than 160 different stakeholders related to Agriculture -Bagwani will participate in this conclave to be chaired by Chandra Kumar. The Central Government is running the "Agriculture Infrastructure Fund Scheme" to strengthen the farmers of India financially and connect them with rural industry. Under this scheme, a state level conclave is being organised on Friday (November 24) in Peterhoff in Shimla, capital of Himachal Pradesh, to encourage the infrastructure of agriculture. Agriculture Minister Prof. More than 160 different stakeholders related to the Agricultural -Bagwani region will participate in this conclave to be chaired by Chandra Kumar.


Due to this conclave, various stakeholders will be provided detailed information about the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund of the Government of India. Agriculture Secretary Himachal Pradesh Sea Palarasu has said that for funding of agricultural infrastructure projects on behalf of the central government on behalf of the Central Government for the finance of farmgate and collection points, primary agricultural cooperative reviews, peasant organisations , agricultural entrepreneurs, startups etc. A provision of 1 lakh crore has been made.


What has the Agriculture Secretary said about this

The Agriculture Secretary has said that with the development of cold chain infrastructure under this fund, formagate infrastructure which will provide help to establish sorting, grading and packaging facilities in the fields itself. Apart from this, financial assistance will also be provided in the field of logistics and transport. He informed that along with private institutions for this fund, FPOs, PACS, self -help groups, JLG, cooperative societies, union of cooperative societies, union of cooperative societies of state and national level, FPOs of FPO and Union of SHG will be eligible beneficiaries. Explain that in this conclave, all the stakeholders including Agriculture and Horticulture Department, Marketing Board, NABARD, SLVC and LDMs, heads of banks, Industries Department, CA, Agricultural Entrepreneur and other stakeholders have been invited to be specially invited. The joint secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India and his team will also participate prominently in the Conclave.


What do you understand by agricultural infrastructure fund

This is an important initiative released by the Government of India to encourage the infrastructure of agriculture. The project will continue from 2020-21 to 2032-33. Also, the work of loan disbursement will be completed in the initial 6 years under this i.e. by 2026. The main objective of the Agricultural Infrastructure Fund is to increase basic facilities for the collection and marketing of agricultural produce. By modernising storage facilities, reducing the loss after harvesting and providing an uninterrupted supply chain to provide farmers yield to the markets effectively. Under this project, along with private institutions, FPOs, PACS, self -support groups, JLG, cooperative reviews, union of cooperative reviews of state and national level will be the Union of FPOs of FPOs and Union Union eligible beneficiaries.