2018-07-24

Rural Godown Scheme: Unstarred Question in Loksabha

Rural Godown Scheme

(a) whether the Government is implementing the Rural Godown Scheme in the country; 
(b) if so, the achievements made under the scheme in the entire State of Uttar Pradesh including Basti region along with the number of godowns constructed therein; 
(c) the details of funds allocated under the scheme during each of the last three years and the current year along with the funds utilised therefrom, State-wise; 
(d) whether the Government is considering to sanction construction of more godowns and increase their capacity in various States of the country; and 
(e) if so, the details thereof, Statewise?

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE

LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 925                                    ANSWERED ON: 24.07.2018

Rural Godown Scheme

HARISH DWIVEDI

Will the Minister of AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government is implementing the Rural Godown Scheme in the country; 
(b) if so, the achievements made under the scheme in the entire State of Uttar Pradesh including Basti region along with the number of godowns constructed therein; 
(c) the details of funds allocated under the scheme during each of the last three years and the current year along with the funds utilised therefrom, State-wise; 
(d) whether the Government is considering to sanction construction of more godowns and increase their capacity in various States of the country; and 
(e) if so, the details thereof, Statewise?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE

(SHRI GAJENDRA SINGH SHEKHAWAT)

(a) & (b): Yes, Madam. The Government has been implementing capital investment subsidy sub-scheme “Agricultural Marketing Infrastructure (AMI)” of Integrated Scheme for Agricultural Marketing (ISAM) for creation of Agricultural Marketing infrastructure including storage infrastructure.

A total of 38,936 storage infrastructure projects with 65.24 Million MTs storage capacity have been sanctioned since inception of the scheme and till March, 2018 across the country. So far, a total of 1,119 Storage infrastructure projects with 5.32 Million MTs storage capacity have been sanctioned in Uttar Pradesh. Further, 4 storage infrastructure projects with 15314.00 MT storage capacity have been sanctioned in Basti region of Uttar Pradesh.

(c): The AMI sub-scheme of ISAM is a demand driven scheme and no state-wise allocation has been made under the scheme. AMI sub-scheme has storage (rural godown) component and other than storage marketing infrastructure component without having separate district budget allocation for each category under AMI scheme. The details of fund allocated and utilized under AMI scheme during last three years and the current year is as below:

Rs. in crore
Financial year Allocation Expenditure incurred 
2014-15 926.71 878.18
2015-16 675.86 518.81
2016-17 838.06 672.97
2017-18 (Upto March, 2018) 486.88 378.32

(d) & (e): Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), Government of India, has approved the proposal for construction of godowns for a total 105 lakh MT for the period 2017-18 to 2019-20 under AMI sub scheme. 

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Source: Loksabha

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