AGRICULTURAL MARKETING INFRASTRUCTURE (AMI) SCHEME

  • Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers' Welfare, GoI vide their letter Ref. No. 19ol2/1/2ol8/M-II. Dated 5 November 2ol8 has issued the operational guidelines for the new Agri cultural Marketing Infrastructure (AMI) sub-scheme of Integrated Scheme for Agricultural marketing (ISAM). The scheme will be implemented by the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers' Welfare, GoI through the Directorate of Marketing & Inspection (DMI). NABARD have issued the Addendum to the Operational Guidelines of the scheme circular no. 271/DoR-68/2023 dated 29/12/2023.
  • OBJECTIVES OF THE SUB-SCHEME
    • To develop marketing infrastructure to effectively handle and manage marketable surpluses of agricultural and allied produce including horticulture livestock, poultry, fishery, bamboo, minor forest produce and such like produce supportive to enhance farmers’ income
    • To promote innovative and latest technologies in post-harvest and agricultural marketing infrastructure.
    • To develop alternative & competitive marketing channels for agricultural and allied produce through incentivizing private and cooperative sectors to make investments there for
    • To benefit the farmers individually and collectively through FPOs from farm level processing and marketing of processed produce along with promotion of small size processing units.
    • To promote creation of scientific storage capacity for storing farm produce, processed farm produce and agricultural inputs etc. to reduce post-harvest & handling losses, promote pledge financing and market access.
    • To incentivize developing and upgrading of Gramin Haats as GrAMs to make better farmer-consumer market linkages and also to assist in integration GrAMs with e-NAM portal so as to improve transparency in trading and better price discovery.
    • To provide infrastructure facilities for grading, standardization and quality certification of agricultural and allied produce with the objectives of (a) ensuring produce quality based value realization to farmers ; and (b) promoting pledge financing , e-NWRS and futures trading .
    • To promote Integrated Value Chains through minimal processing /value addition to make the produce more marketable , which includes washing, sorting, cleaning, grading, waxing, ripening, packaging, labelling etc., wherein the product form is not changed.
    • To undertake publicity and awareness campaign among the stakeholders including farmers, agri. preneurs, market functionaries of sub-scheme and on other various aspects and functions of agricultural marketing including grading, standardization, quality certification, regulation, reforms , e-trading, promoting farmers facilitation centre for market information & intelligence by FPOs etc .
  • Eligibility
    • Individuals, Group of farmers/ growers, Partnership/ Proprietary firms, Companies, Corporations, NGOs, SHGs, Co-operatives.
  • Security
    • Primary: Mortgage of Land & Building, Hypothecation of Asset created out of Bank finance.
    • Collateral:As per Bank’s guidelines.
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