Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
26-July-2019 17:01 IST
Provision of Storage Facilities to Farmers

The Government is already supporting the creation of well equipped scientific storage facilities to the farmers in the country through the scheme of “Agricultural Marketing Infrastructure (AMI)”, which is a sub-scheme of Integrated Scheme for Agricultural Marketing (ISAM). AMI scheme is a back ended capital subsidy scheme in which rate of subsidy is 25% and 33.33% based on the category of eligible beneficiary and is provided on capital cost of the project. Assistance under the AMI sub-scheme is available to individual farmers, groups of farmers/growers, registered Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) etc.

AMI Scheme is a demand driven scheme. So far, a total of 38,964 storage infrastructure projects (Godowns), with storage capacity of 655.48 Lakh MT have been sanctioned across the country under the scheme.

                This information was given in a written reply by the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar in Rajya Sabha today.