Agricultural Marketing Infrastructure(AMI) sub- scheme of Integrated Scheme for Agricultural Marketing (ISAM)


Gramin Bhandaran Yojana is a capital investment subsidy scheme which works towards the construction and renovation of the godowns in the rural areas. This scheme can also be availed by the rural godowns which are positioned in various food parks.

Objective of the scheme

Main objectives of scheme include creation of scientific storage capacity with allied facilities in rural areas to meet out various requirements of farmers for storing farm produce, processed farm produce, agricultural inputs, etc., and prevention of distress sale by creating the facility of pledge loan and marketing credit.

 Eligible Organizations

  • Proprietary/ Partnership firms
  • Companies, Corporations, Co-operatives
  • Non-Government Organizations (NGO’s)
  • Self Help Groups (SHGs)
  • Agricultural Produce Marketing Committees, Marketing Boards

 Eligible Projects.

All agricultural, horticultural and non-horticultural projects are eligible under this scheme. The illustrative (not exhaustive) examples are:

  • Cereals e.g. Wheat, Paddy, Barley, Oats, etc.
  • Pulses e.g. Pigeon Pea, Bengal Gram, Black Gram, Green Gram, Lentil, etc.
  • Millets e.g. Ragi, Sorghum, Bajra, etc.
  • Oilseeds e.g. Groundnut, Mustard, Sunflower, etc.

Subsidy Calculation

Category SC/ST,Registered FPOs, Women All Other


North Eastern

States,hilly* areas

Own margin % 20% 25% 20%
Financing Institutions % 46.67% 50% 46.67%
Subsidy From The govt.% 33.33% 25% 33.33%
50-1000MT Rs. Per 1 MT 1166.55/- 875/- 1333.20/-
1000-5000Mt Rs. Per 1 MT 1000/- 750/- 1333.20/-
Maximum Subsidy Amount(Rs. In Lakhs) 50.00 37.50 66.66




Eligible & Ineligible Processing activities

Only Primary processing activities are eligible projects this scheme Secondary processing activities is Ineligible



Category Eligible Activities

(Primary Processing)

Ineligible Activities

 (Secondary Processing)

1. Fruits &Vegetables Cleaning, Sorting, Grading, Cutting etc. Slices, pulps, Soup, flakes, powder, paste, preserved & Flavoured, Ketchups, jam juices, pickles, preserves, candies, chips, etc
2. Grains &Seeds Cleaning, Sorting, Grading, and Splitting of pulses. Flour, Broken, Rice,Puff, Malt & Milling /Flour milling / Dal milling
3. Oilseeds and coconut Cleaning, Sorting,Grading and direct Crushing of indigenous oilseeds and coconut to obtain raw vegetable edible oil (without refining) as specified in FSSAI Act and Regulations thereof. Oil Cakes, Refined edible ols
4 Beverages Sorting, Bleaching & Grading Leaf, Dust & Powder, Tea bags, Flavoured, coffee, soft drinks
5 Milk Grading, Refrigerating Cottage cheese, Cream, Simmered & Dried Milk, Processed milk Spreadable Fats
6 Meat &Poultry Sorting & Refrigerating Cut, Fried, Frozen & Chilled, Ready to eat meals.
7 Marine products Chilling & Freezing Cut, Fried, Frozen, Chilled, Ready to eat meals.

Subsidy Calculation

Category SC/ST,Registered FPOs,Women All Other


North Eastern

States,hilly* areas

Own margin % 20% 25% 20%
Financing Institutions % 46.67% 50% 46.67%
Subsidy From The govt.% 33.33% 25% 33.33%
Maximum Subsidy Amount (Rs.InLakhs) 30.00 25.00 30.00

Time Limits

The time schedule for completion and submission of documents for final subsidy will be as follows:

Time Limit For completion of project  Extended time limit with penalty Penalty for extended time limit
18 Months from the date of Disbursement of the first instalment of loan 6 Months Extension of time limit will be allowed subject to penalty Rate of subsidy will be Reduced by 0.5% for delay of each month

Note : 1.The Project will not be Eligible for subsidy if documents are not submitted after completion within prescribed time period (including extended period of 6 months).

2.If in case advance subsidy Released will have to be refunded forthwith by the Financial Institutions