Investment in Viable Projects for Post-Harvest Management Infrastructure and Community Farming Assets

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06 August 2021, New Delhi: The objective of the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF) scheme is to mobilize a medium – long term debt financing facility for investment in viable projects for post-harvest management Infrastructure and community farming assets through incentives and financial support in order to improve agriculture infrastructure in the country.

The scheme provide financial assistance in the form of interest subvention and credit guarantee for setting Post Harvest Management (PHM) projects which will help better post harvest management and reduction in wastage.

The following community farming assets projects are eligible under the scheme:-

  1. Organic inputs production
  2. Bio stimulant production units
  3. Infrastructure for smart and precision agriculture.
  4. Projects identified for providing supply chain infrastructure for clusters of crops including export clusters.
  5. Projects promoted by Central/State/Local Governments or their agencies under PPP for building community farming assets or post-harvest management projects.

State-wise details of beneficiaries of AIF

S.No.StateSanctioned (No.)Sanctioned Amount (in Rs. Crore)
1MADHYA PRADESH13111021.8
 Primary Agricultural Credit Society351124.7
 Agri-Entrepreneur789754.3
 Farmer159129.1
 Farmer Producers Organization11.1
 Joint Liability Groups36.0
 Self Help Group11.0
 Startup64.4
 Public-Private Partnership Project11.1
2RAJASTHAN467279.0
 Primary Agricultural Credit Society25848.6
 Agri-Entrepreneur170187.2
 Farmer3537.4
 Farmer Producers Organization11.5
 Joint Liability Groups11.3
 Multipurpose Cooperative Society11.5
 Startup11.6
3MAHARASHTRA418187.6
 Primary Agricultural Credit Society30971.6
 Agri-Entrepreneur10.5
 Agri-Entrepreneur8293.1
 Public-Private Partnership Project35.8
 Farmer1711.7
 Farmer Producers Organization54.2
 Startup10.7
4GUJARAT237160.3
 Primary Agricultural Credit Society15155.7
 Agri-Entrepreneur7597.0
 Farmer95.3
 Farmer Producers Organization11.6
 Startup10.7
5TELANGANA256246.2
 Primary Agricultural Credit Society207178.3
 Agri-Entrepreneur4764.9
 Farmer11.0
 Startup12.0
6HARYANA12161.2
 Primary Agricultural Credit Society9526.3
 Agri-Entrepreneur2231.8
 Farmer12.0
 Farmer Producers Organization31.1
7CHHATTISGARH14640.9
 Primary Agricultural Credit Society12319.7
 Agri-Entrepreneur1311.3
 Farmer30.4
 Joint Liability Groups59.2
 Self Help Group10.1
 Startup10.2
8UTTAR PRADESH56899.3
 Primary Agricultural Credit Society54983.0
 Agri-Entrepreneur1615.4
 Farmer20.7
 Startup10.3
9ODISHA11934.2
 Primary Agricultural Credit Society10325.5
 Agri-Entrepreneur157.4
 Public-Private Partnership Project11.3
10ANDHRA PRADESH13201448.5
 Primary Agricultural Credit Society13051426.2
 Agri-Entrepreneur1320.9
 Farmer11.1
 Farmer Producers Organization10.4
11KARNATAKA813296.1
 Primary Agricultural Credit Society799278.5
 Agri-Entrepreneur1215.7
 Farmer11.0
 Startup11.0
12TAMIL NADU209314.8
 Primary Agricultural Credit Society201310.0
 Agri-Entrepreneur42.8
 Farmer21.2
 Farmer Producers Organization10.6
 Startup10.2
13PUNJAB6715.0
 Primary Agricultural Credit Society607.2
 Agri-Entrepreneur77.8
14KERALA75145.9
 Primary Agricultural Credit Society70143.5
 Agri-Entrepreneur31.0
 Farmer Producers Organization10.2
 Marketing Cooperative Society11.3
15JHARKHAND42.9
 Agri-Entrepreneur42.9
16UTTARAKHAND10516.0
 Primary Agricultural Credit Society10213.5
 Agri-Entrepreneur10.9
 Self Help Group10.0
 Startup11.5
17WEST BENGAL20243.2
 Primary Agricultural Credit Society20040.9
 Agri-Entrepreneur22.3
18ASSAM96.7
 Primary Agricultural Credit Society72.7
 Agri-Entrepreneur12.0
 Public-Private Partnership Project12.0
19ARUNACHAL PRADESH11.0
 Agri-Entrepreneur11.0
20BIHAR4171.7
 Primary Agricultural Credit Society4070.9
 Agri-Entrepreneur10.8
21DELHI12.0
 Agri-Entrepreneur12.0
22HIMACHAL PRADESH216.7
 Primary Agricultural Credit Society206.1
 Farmer10.6
23Nagaland101.4
 Primary Agricultural Credit Society101.4
24Andaman & Nicobar30.3
 Primary Agricultural Credit Society30.3
 Grand Total65244503

This information was given in a written reply by the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar in Rajya Sabha today.

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