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Capital Investment subsidy scheme for construction/expansion/ modernization of cold storage and storages for Horticulture Produce from NHB & NHM

Most of our horticultural produce like fruits, vegetables, Red Chillies, Turmeric, Tamarind and other Horticulture produce, are wasted, mainly on account of poor cold storage and other storage facilities. When it comes to, a capital investment subsidy scheme for construction/expansion/modernisation of cold storage and storages for horticulture produce has been introduced. It might help in minimising post-harvest losses being suffered by farmers, particularly small and marginal farmers. The scheme is implemented by National Horticulture Board (NHB), Ministry of Agriculture. during this article, we glance at the Capital Investment Subsidy Scheme for Horticulture intimately.

Objectives of the Scheme

The main objectives of the Capital Investment Subsidy Scheme for Horticulture is given below:

  • To promote setting up of cold storages in the country for reducing post-harvest losses
Capacity and Pattern of Assistance: -

The assistance will be given as subsidy @35% of the Capital cost of project in general areas and 50% in case of NE, Hilly states & Scheduled Areas for a storage Capacity above 5000 MT upto 10000 MT.

In case of North East States, projects with a capacity of 1000 MT or above are also eligible for application and consideration.

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Eligible Firms are:

Unless otherwise specified, organizations/promoters, such as Association of Growers, Individuals, group of farmer growers/consumers, Farmers Producer Organizations (FPOs,) Partnership/Proprietary Firms, Self Help groups (SHGs), NGOs, Companies, Corporations, Cooperatives, Co-operative Marketing Federations, Agricultural Produce Marketing Committees, Marketing Boards/Committees, Municipal Corporations/ Committees, AgroIndustries Corporations, SAU’s and other concerned R&D organizations are eligible to get assistance under all the NHB schemes.


Credit linked projects relating to Cold Storages including Controlled Atmosphere (CA) and their Modernization are eligible for assistance under this component.

Subsidy Cost Norms:
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1. Technology Add on for CA and Modernization (Subsidy to maximum of Rs. 50 crores for CA equipment and Rs. 2.50 crores modernization).
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