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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.

National Horticulture Mission

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.

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