10. The scheme for Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure (effective from 29 August 2016)

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 pre-cooling facilities at production sites, reefer boats, mobile cooling units as well as value addition centres which includes infrastructural facilities like Processing/Multi-line Processing etc. for horticulture, marine,  dairy, meat and poultry etc. Partnership/Proprietorship Firms, Companies, Corporations, Cooperatives, Self Help Groups (SHGs), Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs), NGOs, Central/State PSUs, etc. with business interest in Cold Chain solutions are eligible to  setup integrated cold chain and preservation infrastructure and avail grant under the Scheme.

The revised Guidelines for the Scheme for Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure has been uploaded on the website of Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India and the same can be browsed at the following link: