India spent close to Rs 675.86 crore on agricultural marketing in 2015-16

37371 godown projects have been sanctioned for renovation or construction under agricultural marketing infrastructure (AMI) scheme up to 30th June 2016

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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
2013-14 GBY 344.16 344.10
2014-15 AMI 926.71 878.18
2015-16 AMI 675.86 518.81

(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)
1 Andhra Pradesh 1296 5156248.38
2 Arunachal Pradesh 1 945.00
3 Assam 266 724805.98
4 Bihar 990 487187.39
5 Chhattisgarh 581 1973538.47
6 Goa 1 299.00
7 Gujarat 11346 4215750.27
8 Haryana 2138 7562826.96
9 Himachal Pradesh 78 24797.61
10 Jammu & Kashmir 10 55648.00
11 Jharkhand 23 142316.00
12 Karnataka 4228 3552873.37
13 Kerala 206 90006.56
14 Madhya Pradesh 3617 9572573.54
15 Maharashtra 3353 5791410.75
16 Meghalaya 16 21011.76
17 Mizoram 1 302.00
18 Nagaland 1 813.57
19 Orissa 419 781575.24
20 Punjab 1733 6683489.10
21 Rajasthan 1418 2554768.29
22 Tamil Nadu 1084 1260841.34
23 Uttar Pradesh 1122 5243684.58
24 Uttarakhand 278 752792.59
25 West Bengal 2480 1394532.51
26 Tripura 4 25756.00
27 Telangana 681 4063182.81
  Total  37371 62133977.07

 Source: Ministry of Agriculture