Sunday, September 19, 2021

APMCs included in list of beneficiaries under Rs 1 lakh cr Central Sector Scheme of Financing Facility under Agriculture Infrastructure Fund: Agriculture Minister

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has said that the Agriculture Produce Marketing Committees, APMCs have been included in the list of beneficiaries under one lakh crore rupees Central Sector Scheme of Financing Facility under Agriculture Infrastructure Fund, AIF. In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Mr. Tomar said that APMCs will be eligible for multiple projects in their designated market area. He said, APMCs operating in regulated markets for agriculture and allied sector produce including fisheries will also be eligible under the scheme. The Minister said that under AIF Scheme, financial assistance is provided for various post harvest management projects such as Warehouses, Silos, Pack houses, cold chains and cold storages.

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