Accelerating Agriculture Infrastructure Funding with AIF

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Explore the reasons for slow technology adoption in agriculture and high post-harvest losses, and discover how the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF) can provide long-term institutional funding and support to bridge the infrastructure gap. Learn about eligible activities, beneficiaries, and the process flow of the AIF. Maximize your agricultural potential with AIF!

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  1. Why AIF ? Slow Technology adoption in Agriculture High Post harvest losses Huge Lack of long-term Institutional funding infrastructure Gap Dependence on intermediaries

  2. Support under AIF Cap of ROI 9% & subvention of 3% p.a. (NABARD loans for PACS at 1% post subvention) Under CGTMSE scheme for loan up to Rs. 2 Crore Interest Subvention Credit Guarantee Upto 25 projects at different locations Rs.2 Cr. per Project Allowed to dovetail with several schemes (across ministries, state govt.) Convergence Project Eligibility Loan Repayment Period is 7 years (Including moratorium period of upto 2 years)

  3. Eligible Activities under AIF Post-harvest Management Projects Storage Infrastructure & Assaying Units (Warehouse, Silos, Cold Storage etc.) Packhouse, Ripening chamber Primary processing centres Cleaning, Drying, Sorting, Grading Supply chain with e-marketing facility Solar panel on eligible infrastructure Community Farming Assets For all Beneficiaries (including individual/private entities) For Farmer groups & Collectives Smart and Precision agriculture Input Production (Seed processing, Tissue culture, Nursery) Supply chain infrastructure Bio-stimulant production Farm/Harvest Automation Purchase of drones, sensors on field, Blockchain and AI in agriculture etc. Remote sensing and Internet of Things (IOT) Farm advisory services through GIS applications Hydroponic Farming Mushroom farming Vertical farming Aeroponic farming Poly house/ Greenhouse

  4. Eligible Beneficiaries Farmers Farmer Groups Agri Start-ups/Large businesses Start-ups FMCG players Exporters Food processors Equipment manufacturers State agencies Agricultural Produce Marketing Committees (APMCs) Federations of FPOs, SHGs, Cooperatives State Warehousing Corporations entrepreneurs Individual farmers Self Help Groups Primary Agricultural Coop Societies Farmer Producer Organizations Joint Liability Groups o Individual business owners like millers, exporters, food processing units, traders, storage providers, etc. Supply chain players Smart farming o o

  5. Process Flow of AIF Applications AIF Portal: Registration & Submission of loan application on portal PACS Non-PACS entities (farmers, Agripreneur, private players, FPOs, SHGs, State agencies, APMCs etc.) Registration & Submission of loan application on portal C-PMU Verification DCCB Verification C-PMU Verification StCB Verification NABARD Sanction Sanction & Disbursement Bank DCCB Disbursement

  6. Convergence Support Available under Major Schemes Non-exhaustive Sub schemes under Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture 35% 50% capital subsidy for infra including cooling units, pack house, ripening chambers, reefer vans, etc. PM Formalization of Micro Food Processing Enterprises Scheme (PMFME) 35% capital subsidy along with additional support for FPOs, SHGs and Cooperatives for working capital, training, DPR preparation Sub Mission on Agriculture Mechanization (SMAM) Up to 40% subsidy for establishment of custom hiring service centers Gobar-Dhan-Ministry of Jal Shakti Financial Assistance of Rs 1.0 Cr. per 12000cum/day for Bio Gas plants and Rs 4.0 Cr. per 4800 Kg/day for Bio-CNG plants Sub-schemes under PM Kisan Sampada (PMKSY) 35% capital subsidy for infra like cleaning, grading, sorting, packaging, drying, IQF etc. Agricultural Marketing Infrastucture Scheme (AMI) Up to 33.33% subsidy for Warehouse and Primary Processing Infrastructure

  7. Convergence Support Available under Major Schemes Non-exhaustive Integrated Scheme on Agricultural Cooperation (ISAC) by NCDC Financial Assistance to PACS for agro processing, horti processing, storage etc. PACs as MSC 4% rate of Interest for agriculture allied activities for PACS Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) Convergence with state plan for funds provided by centre under RKVY scheme for several production and PHM activities Operation Greens: From TOP to TOTAL Up to 50% capital subsidy for Collection centres, transportation, storage, E-marketing facilities etc. for perishable agri commodities PM-KUSUM- Component B and C Up to 50% subsidy for setting up of stand-alone solar pumping system and solarization of grid connected agriculture pump PM Employee Generation Programme (PMEGP), Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Up to 35% capital subsidy for Micro Enterprise


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