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Market Infrastructure for Farm Produce being Supported under Four Schemes

New Delhi: November 23,2012

Assistance for development of market infrastructure in different States, is provided under various major schemes of Central Government, i.e. (i) Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY), (ii) National Horticulture Mission (NHM), (iii) Horticulture Mission for North East and Himalayan States (HMNEH), and (iv) Development/Strengthening of Agricultural Marketing Infrastructure, Grading and Standardization (AMIGS).

Under RKVY scheme, States are provided with flexibility and autonomy in the process of selection, approval and execution of schemes/projects, including market infrastructure projects.

Under NHM scheme, 145 proposals of different State Governments were received during current year and last three years, out of which 124 proposals were approved and 21 proposals were returned to State Governments for seeking clarifications with respect to provisions of operational guidelines.

Under HMNEH scheme, 161 proposals were received from different State Governments during current year and last three years, out of which 68 proposals have been sanctioned and 93 have not been sanctioned due to reasons of non-compliance to operational guidelines.

Under AMIGS scheme, total 98 projects proposals were received during current year and last three years from the States of Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Nagaland. While 15 projects of Maharashtra and Gujarat have been received recently, 21 projects have been approved and 62 projects were not approved due to non-compliance with the provisions of the scheme.

This information was given by Shri Tariq Anwar, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.

MP: DS: CP: market (23.11.2012)
(Release ID :89308

 
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