1. New Agricultural Marketing Infrastructure


The scheme AMI lays special focus on developing and upgrading of Gramin Haats as Grams through strengthening of infrastructure. These Grams may function as farmer-consumer market (retail market) and collection/ aggregation points (spokes) with linkages to secondary market (hub) with participation of FPOs and other eligible promoters. Enhancement of farmers’ income is central to the scheme.

Financial Assistance

The AMI scheme envisages back-ended capital subsidy for credit linked investment in eligible storage an d in marketing infrastructure projects. The eligible subsidy is 25% or 33.33% of the capital cost depending upon the area and category of beneficiary.

Release of Funds:

NABARD will release subsidy under the scheme to all the institutions which are eligible for NABARD refinance and to such other institutions Gol may approve for the purpose. It may be noted that time limits have been prescribed in the guidelines for each stage from submission ‘ of documents by FI to release of final subsidy. On receipt of subsidy by FI, the Utilization Certificate should be submitted by the FI within 6o days of receipt of final subsidy.

2. National Livestock Mission

National Livestock Mission is an initiative of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare. The mission, which commenced from 2014-15, has the objective of sustainable development of the livestock sector.
NABARD is the subsidy channelizing agency under Entrepreneurship Development & Employment Generation (EDEG) component of National Livestock Mission. This includes:

  • Poultry Venture Capital Fund (PVCF)
  • Integrated Development of Small Ruminants and Rabbit (IDSRR)
  • Pig Development (PD)
  • Salvaging and Rearing of Male Buffalo Calves (SRMBC)

Who can benefit from the scheme?

  • Farmers, Individuals Entrepreneurs, NGOs, Companies, Cooperatives, groups of organized and unorganized sector which include Self- Help Groups (SHGs) and Joint Liability Groups (JLGs)

3.Agriclinic and Agribusiness Centers Scheme


  • To supplement efforts of public extension by necessarily providing extension and other services to the farmers on payment basis or free of cost as per business model of agri-preneur, local needs and affordability of target group of farmers;
  • To support agricultural development; and
  • To create gainful self-employment opportunities to unemployed agricultural graduates, agricultural diploma holders, intermediate in agriculture and biological science graduates with PG in agri-related courses.

4. Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme

Objectives of the scheme

  • To promote setting up of modern dairy farms for production of clean milk
  • To encourage heifer calf rearing, thereby conserving good breeding stock
  • To bring structural changes in the unorganised sector so that initial processing of milk can be taken up at the village level itself
  • To upgrade the quality and traditional technology to handle milk on a commercial scale
  • To generate self-employment and provide infrastructure mainly for unorganised sector

Who can benefit from this scheme?

  • Farmers, individual entrepreneurs, NGOs, companies, groups of organised and unorganised sectors, etc. Groups of organised sector include Self-help Groups (SHGs), dairy cooperative societies, milk unions, milk federations, etc.
  • An individual will be eligible to avail assistance for all the components under the scheme but only once for each component.

More than one member of a family can be assisted under the scheme provided they set up separate units with separate infrastructure at different locations. The distance between the boundaries of two such farms should be at least 500 metres.

Item Dairy Venture Capital Fund Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme
1. Assistance Extended Interest Free Loan – 50% of the outlay Capital subsidy – 25% of outlay ( 33.33 % for SC and ST entrepreneurs
2. Interest Subsidy 50% of interest paid in case of regular accounts is reimbursed No interest subsidy
3. Restriction on financing of milch animals Milch animal financing not permitted in Operation Flood (OF) areas No such restrictions i.e. Milch animals financed even in OF areas also are eligible.
4. New components The following components are included. a. Vermicompost with milch animal unit. b. Heifer calf rearing. c. Dairy parlor
5. IFL / subsidy availment Bank has to sanction the project and approach NABARD for sanction and release of Interest Free Loan.(IFL) Bank loan and IFL to be released simultaneously Bank has to sanction and release the first installment and then apply to NABARD for sanction and release of eligible subsidy.
6. Repayment Repayments received from the borrowers are to be remitted to NABARD on prorate basis No repayment to NABARD. Back ended capital subsidy adjusted at the end.
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