Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare is implementing Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) for development of Horticulture in the country.
Under MIDH, credit linked back ended subsidy is available for creation of post-harvest infrastructure including establishment of pack houses, cold storages, processing units, pre-cooling units, controlled atmosphere storage, reefer vans, low energy cold chambers and ripening chambers.
Under Post harvest component of MIDH credit linked back ended subsidy @ 35% of the project cost in general areas and 50% in case of hilly and schedule areas is available. The component is demand/entrepreneur driven through commercial ventures for which Government assistance is credit linked and back ended.
Existing and Required Cold-chain capacity
|S.No.||Components||Existing (No./Capacity)||Approximate Requirement (No./Capacity)|
|4||Cold Storage||32 milion MT||35 milion MT|
Allocations for Cold-chain under MIDH during 2015-16
|S.No.||Components||Amount (Rs. in Crore)|
|1||Central Sector Scheme|
|(CIH, NHB & CDB)||500.00|
|3||Centrally Sponsored Scheme|
|(NHM, HMNEH & NABM)||1500.00|
During 2015 – 16 around Rs. 400.00 crore out of Rs. 1500.00 crore of Centrally Sponsored schemes is earmarked for development of post-harvest management including cold chain infrastructure.
|S.No.|| State|| No.|| Capacity (MT)|
|1||Andaman & Nicobar Islands (UT)||2||210|
|13||Jammu & Kashmir||29||69769|
Source: Directorate of Marketing and Inspection (DMI) upto 2009, National Horticulture Board (NHB), National Horticulture Mission (NHM) & Ministry of Food Processing Industries
Promotion of Pack houses at back end and Refrigerated Transport at front end.
Promotion of alternate sources of energy like solar thermal and other non conventional and hybrid energy systems for cold chain projects especially pack houses, ripening chambers and stand alone cold stores.
Skill development in management of cold chain projects.
Quality control laboratories for cold chain equipment and accreditation.