NEW DELHI, 30th July 2016: Ministry of Food Processing Industries is implementing a Central Sector Scheme of Cold Chain, Value Addition and Preservation Infrastructure under which assistance is provided for setting up of integrated cold chain infrastructure for arresting post-harvest losses of horticulture & non-horticulture produce subject to a maximum grant-in-aid of Rs. 10 crore per project.
In addition, National Horticulture Mission (NHM) and National Horticulture Board (NHB), under Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India are also providing assistance for setting up of cold storages under their respective schemes under which credit linked back ended subsidy @ 35% of the project cost (50% in NE, Hilly and Scheduled Areas) is provided for establishment of cold storages.
The cold storage/ cold chain facilities assisted by Government also support storage of vegetables such as tomato. State-wise, year–wise number of cold storages/ cold chain facilities assisted in the country during the last three years.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti in a written reply in Rajya Sabha on 29th July 2016.