The central govt is giving capital subsidy 25% and 33.33% based on the category of eligible beneficiary the creation of well-equipped scientific storage facilities to the farmers in the country.
The Government is doing so through the scheme of “Agricultural Marketing Infrastructure (AMI)”, which is a sub-scheme of Integrated Scheme for Agricultural Marketing (ISAM).
Assistance under the AMI sub-scheme is available to individual farmers, groups of farmers/growers, registered Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) etc.
AMI Scheme is a demand driven scheme. So far, a total of 38,964 storage infrastructure projects (Godowns), with storage capacity of 655.48 Lakh MT have been sanctioned across the country under the scheme.
This information was given in a written reply by the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar in Rajya Sabha.