Business Bureau :
Shah said that the country’s economy is pre-dominantly based on agriculture and the Government had notified several schemes for agriculture based projects
There are number of schemes which are beneficial for the agriculturist and agro-based projects under the agies of Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India which extends various grants and subsidy to the eligible projects. “Entrepreneurs / agriculturist who are in this agro sector should avail maximum benefits for their projects,” said CA Julfesh Shah, renowned subsidy consultant and Chairman, COSIA, Vidarbha while addressing the participants during the webinar organised by Agriculturists Forum, Vidarbha. Shah said that the country’s economy is pre-dominantly based on agriculture and the Government had notified several schemes for promotion of agriculture based projects. For marketing research and information network, strengthening of Agmark grading facilities, 100% grant is extended by the Government.
Also there are various schemes for assistance to NCDC programmes for development of cooperatives in agri sector and for establishment of agri clinics and agri business centres which are provided with good funds. Also for small farmers agri business consortium financial assistance with a ceiling of Rs 5 lakh is being provided by Ministry of Agriculture. Also lucrative schemes by National Horticulture Board are in force under which for horticulture in open field subsidy @40% of project cost with Rs 30 lakh ceiling and horticulture in protected cover is offered credit linked back ended subsidy @50% of cost limited to Rs 56 lakh per project. Horticulture for post harvest management projects and dairy entrepreneurship development back ended capital subsidy schemes are available, CA Shah added. For cold storage projects also credit linked back ended subsidy to the tune of 35% can be availed by the eligible projects. “The need is to spread the awareness about this” he added. B L Gaikwad, Convenor of the forum made introductory remarks. Dilip Patil proposed vote of thanks in the webinar which was largely attended by various stake-holders of the agro sector.