New Delhi: The government has subsumed the two erstwhile schemes, Grameen Bhandaran Yojna (GBY), also known as Rural Godown Scheme; and Scheme for Strengthening/Development of Agricultural Marketing Infrastructure, Grading and Standardization (AMIGS) into one scheme known as Agricultural Marketing Infrastructure (AMI) on April 01, 2014. AMI is part of Integrated Scheme for Agricultural Marketing (ISAM) scheme.
Under the AMI scheme, capital investment subsidy at 25 percent of the capital cost for general category beneficiary and at 33.33 percent for special category beneficiary is provided for construction/creation of scientific godowns and other marketing infrastructure in the country. However, the assistance for renovation is restricted to storage infrastructure projects of cooperatives only. Currently, AMI scheme is temporarily stopped w.e.f. August 05, 2014 for general category promoters due to exhaustion of funds. However, the scheme is open for SC/ST promoters and for promoters in North-Eastern Region.
As per the union agriculture ministry, there is no State-wise allocation of funds under the scheme. The releases of funds are made to the States as per sanction of projects under the scheme in the particular state.
The details of the funds earmarked, allocated by the government and utilized under the scheme during the last three years, is as below:
|Year||Name of the Scheme||
Allocation of funds
|Utilization / Release of Funds|
(Rs in crore). Source: Ministry of Agriculture
Under AMI scheme (storage component) (erstwhile GBY), up to June 30, 2016, a total of 37371 godown projects have been sanctioned for renovation/ construction throughout the country. The State-wise details are given below.
Further, under Private Entrepreneur Guarantee (PEG) Scheme, storage capacity of 134.83 lakh MT has been constructed.
State-wise Godown projects Sanctioned for renovation/ construction under Agricultural Marketing Infrastructure (Storage component) (erstwhile GBY) as on 30.06.2016 (Cumulative)
|Sl. No.||State/U.T.||No. of Projects||Storage Capacity (in MT)|
|10||Jammu & Kashmir||10||55648.00|
Source: Ministry of Agriculture