Cold Chain Scheme by Government of India.

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The objective of the Scheme of Cold Chain, Value Addition and Preservation Infrastructure is to provide integrated cold chain and preservation infrastructure facilities, without any break, from the farm gate to the consumer. It covers creation of infrastructure facility along the entire supply chain viz. pre-cooling, weighing, sorting, grading, waxing facilities at farm level, multi product/ multi temperature cold storage, CA storage, packing facility, IQF, blast freezing in the distribution hub and reefer vans, mobile cooling units for facilitating distribution of horticulture, organic produce, marine, dairy, meat and poultry etc. The scheme allows flexibility in project planning with special emphasis on creation of cold chain infrastructure at farm level.

The integrated cold chain project is set up by Partnership / Proprietorship Firms, Companies, Corporations, Cooperatives, Self Help Groups (SHGs), Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs), NGOs, Central / State PSUs, etc. subject to fulfilment of eligibility conditions of scheme guidelines.

Currently a “scheme for integrated cold chain and value addition infrastructure” by Government of India is published where the interested investor may get a grant/subsidy of 35% to 50% of the project cost based on predefined cost norms by government.

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Cold Chain Scheme

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Net worth: the combined net worth of the applicant shall not be less than 1.5 times of grants-in-aid sought under the scheme.
  2. Final/ In-Principle term loan sanction letter (inter alia, indicating whether proposal is for expansion is for expansion/up gradation or a fresh proposal) from a bank.
  3. Term loan from the bank for an amount not less than 20%of the total project cost in respect of proposals from General Area. In case of proposals from difficult areas of proposals from SC/ST of Farmer producer organizations of self-help Groups, term loan amount shall not be less than 10% of the total project cost.
  4. A Detailed appraisal note from a scheduled commercial Bank specific to the proposal
  5. Infusion of equity of at least 20% of the total project cost for proposals from general areas (10% for proposals from difficult areas of proposals from SC/ST or farmer Producer organizations of self-help groups).
  6. Minimum eligible project cost will be Rs.3 (Three) Crore for proposals in General areas and Rs.1(One) crore in case of proposal from difficult areas and for SC/ST proposals.
  7. Only  one application will be accepted from an entity against expression of interest of the scheme.
  8. Expansion/up gradation of existing facility (les) is eligible under the scheme.
  9. No Second proposal from an entity or promoter of an entity, who have availed grants-in-aid earlier under the scheme will be considered.
  10. Entities or promoter(S) of entities who have availed financial assistance under another scheme (any scheme other than the CEFPPC scheme) of the ministry will be eligible for grants-in-aid only after two years from the date of commercial operation of the previous project.

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Fee and performance security.

               The entities applying for financial assistance are required to submit a non-refundable fee of Rs.20,000 (Rupees twenty thousand only) through demand draft in favour of “pay and Account officer Ministry of food processing industries, new delhi” Provided that the non-refundable fee shall be Rs.15,000 For applications from SC/ST.

Application filing and documents required

  1. All applications shall be submitted online on the sampada portal of the ministry. No Physical application will be accepted and such application shall be summarily ignored. Applicants are required to submit following documents:
  2. Detailed project report (DPR) indicating financial and technical profile of the entity, domain expertise available with the entity, raw material availability In the area where project is proposed to be set up, arrangements for procurement of raw material, marketing strategy of proposed products, process floe diagram of proposed products with production capacity per day, technology proposed products with production capacity per day, technology proposed for various activities in process line, financial estimates with key financial parameters, profit and loss statement, estimated employment generation from the project, number of farmers estimated to be benefited etc.
  3. CA/Statutory Auditor certificate in support of net worth along with documentary proof.
  4. Final/in-principle term loan sanction from a bank.
  5. A detailed Appraisal note, specific to the scheme, from a scheduled commercial  Bank.
  6. Certificate of incorporation/registration,  memorandum and article of association , bye laws of the society/partnership deed, PAN, TAN, SC/ST caste certificate.
  7. IEM Registration/ Entrepreneur’s Memorandum/Udyog aadhar registration.
  8. Bio-data/ background / experience of the entity and its promoters relevant to the scheme.
  9. Annual reports and audited financial statement of account for last two years(If Applicable).
  10. Details of land.
  11. Proof of submission of requisite fee.
  12. Quotation Form Original Equipment manufacturer in respect of plant & machinery and Equipment for the proposed project.
  13. CA/statutory Auditor certificate as per appendix-II.
  14. Item-wise and cost-wise details of technical civil works envisaged duty certified by Chartered Engineer (Mechanical).
  15. An undertaking to be furnished by the applicant as per appendix-III.
  16. Correspondences (emails /letters) for possible forward or backward linkages.

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Some Details Source From :- https://www.mofpi.gov.in/

About the author

Mr. Yogesh Dahiya (Managing director) aged 49 years, having a Diploma in Fabrication Technology, has 25 years of experience in setting up cold storage and chilling plants. After completion of Diploma in Fabrication technology, he worked with indo-Techno Frigo Ltd. As Manager (fabrication) and Purchase Executive for a period of 5 years. He then joined L&T as General Manager (Projects). In 1997 he started his own company. Mr.Yogesh Dahiya is the key person of NSSPL (group company) and his job includes holding meeting with clients, understanding their requirements, selection of sites, suggestion of right technology, preparation of engineering design, civil works etc and then finally fabrication, installation and commissioning of the entire plants. Till now he had set up 160 cold storage and chilling plants of various capacities. In this project he takes care of all the technical aspects of the company.
2 Responses
  1. Khurram Aziz Khan

    I am interested in setting up a 5000 tn capacity cold store at Shahjahanpur UP.please advise me.Thanking you

  2. Ankit Baid

    hello sir,
    We are setting up a potato cold storage of 20,000 MT Capacity in north east of west bengal. I would like to know that whether any government subsidy is available for setting up a potato cold storage.
    Thanking You
    Regards.
    Ankit Baid

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