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Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority

The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) was established in 1986 to further develop our agricultural commodities and processed foods, and to promote their exports. Its primary mission is to maximize foreign exchange earnings through increased agro exports; to provide better income to the farmers through higher unit value realization and to create employment opportunities in rural areas by encouraging value added exports of farm produce.

As per APEDA’s classification the number of exporters registered are as under:

 

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

Processed Fruits & Vegetables:

548

597

527

Other Processed Food

550

555

511

Meat & Dairy Products

520

577

522

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1618

1729

1560

APEDA's Schemes For X Plan 2002-03 to 2006-07:

A) SCHEME FOR FEASIBILITY STUDIES, SURVEYS, CONSULTANCY AND DATABASE UPGRADATION

Components

Scale of Assistance

Development and dissemination of market information and data base on products infrastructure, markets and pre-feasibility survey etc

100% to be implemented by APEDA

Assistance to

Organisation, trade association for conducting survey feasibility studies etc

Exporters,

Growers,

50% of the total cost subject to ceiling of Rs. 2.00 lakhs per beneficiary

Assistance to Semi-Government, State 50% of the project cost Subject to ceiling of

Government, Public Sector Undertakings.

Rs. 10 lakhs per beneficiary

B) SCHEME FOR INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

Component 1: Assistance for purchase of specialised transport units for meat, horticulture and floriculture sector.

Scale of Assistance:

25% of the cost, subject to a ceiling of Rs.2.50 lakhs per beneficiary Component 2: Assistance to Exporters/ Producers /Growers/ Co-operative Organisations and Federations

Components

Scale of Assistance

Mechanisation of harvest operation of the 25% of the cost subject to a ceiling of Rs.5.00

produce

lakhs per beneficiary.

Setting up of sheds for intermediate storage 25 % of the cost of civil work and equipment and grading/storage/cleaning operation of subject to a ceiling of Rs. 5.00 lakhs per

produce.

beneficiary.

Setting up of mechanised handing facilities including sorting, grading, washing, waxing, ribening, packaging and palletisation

Setting up of pre cooling facilities with proper air handling system.

25% of the cost, of equipment subject to a ceiling of Rs. 10.00 lakhs per beneficiary

25% of the cost of equipment subject to a ceiling of Rs. 10.00 lakhs per beneficiary.

Providing facilities for pre-shipment treatments such as fumigation, X-ray screening, hot water dip treatment etc.

25% of the cost of equipment subject to a ceiling of Rs. 10.00 lakhs per beneficiary.

Setting up of integrated

handling system (pack houses) with any two per beneficiary. or more of the above facilities.

post

harvest 25% of the cost subject to a ceiling of Rs. 25 lakhs

Setting up of vapour heat treatment, electronic beam processing or irradiation facilities

50% of the cost, subject to a ceiling of Rs. 25 lakhs per beneficiary

Setting up of specialised storage facilities such as high humidity cold storage deep

freezers, controlled atmosphere (CA) or lakhs per beneficiary.

modified atmosphere (MA) storage

25% of the cost subjects top a ceiling of Rs. 10

Assistance for setting up of environment control system

25% of the cost of civil work/ Mechanical/ Electrical and equipment subject to a celiling of Rs. 25 Lakhs per beneficiary

Component 3: Establishment of Infrastructure Facilities by APEDA or any other Government or Public Sector authority like Airport Authority of India or Port Trust. Scale of Assistance 100% grant-in-aid subject to the provision that running and maintenance of these facilities would be done by the concerned Authority.

C) SCHEME FOR EXPORT PROMOTION AND MARKET DEVELOPMENT

Components

Scale of Assistance

Supply of material samples, product literature etc. development of website, advertisement etc 100% of the cost for publicity and market promotion by APEDA.

Publicity & promotion through preparation of product literature, publicity material, film, etc. by APEDA

Brand publicity through advertisement.

Export promotion by APEDA undertaking activities like buyer- seller meets, product promotion and exchange of delegations, participation in exhibition/ fairs/ events

100% of the cost.

40% of the cost, subject to a ceiling of Rs. 1 lakh per beneficiary.

100% of the cost.

D) SCHEME FOR PACKAGING DEVELOPMENT

Components

Scale of Assistance

APEDA's internal scheme for development work through involvement of institutions/organisations in India and

Activity for development of packaging abroad with the cost sharing with exporters and/or

organisations involved in the export promotion. Maximum amount in case of sharing with exporters/organisation is Rs. 5 lakhs or 50% of the cost

standards and design.

Assistance to exporters for use of packaging material as per standards and specifications developed or adopted by APEDA.

Assistance to exporters, producers, growers, service providers, co-operative organizations etc. for purchase of Intermediate Packaging Material for domestic transportation of produce.

of development whichever is less or 100% in case of APEDA

30% Subsidy subject to a ceiling of Rs. 1.50 lakh per beneficiary.

50% of the cost of the material subject to ceiling of Rs. 5 Lakhs

Conditions:

Packaging development work when undertaken by APEDA would be limited to Rs.10 lakhs per case and in case the packaging development cost is higher than above, the proposal for the same shall be approved by the Ministry. When getting packaging developed by an Institution/organisation abroad the ceiling mentioned above would be applicable and further such an activity would be undertaken in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Packaging. APEDA shall encourage development of biodegradable packaging materials by providing assistance under the above components to such efforts/initiatives.

E) SCHEME FOR ASSISTANCE TO PROMOTE QUALITY AND QUALITY CONTROL

Components

Assistance to exporters, producers,trade associations, public institutions etc for setting up /strengthening laboratories.

Assistance to exporters & producers for installing quality management, quality assurance and quality control systems such as ISO 9000, ISO 14000, HACCP, TQM etc including consultancy, quality improvement and certification for these systems.

Scale of Assistance

50% of the cost subject to a ceiling of Rs. 5 lakhs per beneficiary.

50% of the cost subject to a ceiling of Rs. 2 lakhs per beneficiary for each system

Activities related to standardisation and quality control such as- Preparation of quality assurance manuals, guidelines, documents,

standards, pesticide management gradation upto 50% of cost for private labs and

internal scheme of APEDA For up

100%

program and national & international standardisation activities.

Upgradation and recognition of labs for a maximum of Rs. 50 lakhs. export testing

upto 100% of the cost for Central/State Government /Universities laboratories subject to

Samples which involve testing pesticides and heavy metals

for 50% of cost of or Rs. 5000 / sample whichever is lower

Samples which involve testing for antibiotics, hormones and drugs apart from pesticides etc.

50% of cost of or Rs. 10000 / sample whichever is lower

Conditions:

APEDA shall exercise control on the use of equipment /instruments for which assistance is extended to, the fees to be charged for testing for any APEDA members for the purpose of exports, through a bond to be executed by the beneficiary. The equipment shall be in the name of the laboratory and the laboratory shall follow the terms and conditions as shall be laid down by in the "procedure for upgradation of independent laboratories" as well as in the Bond to be signed by the beneficiary. In case of breach of the terms and conditions of the Bond, APEDA shall recover the instrument/equipment or the full amount of reimbursement together with an interest thereon @ 12 % p.a.

F) SCHEME FOR ORGANIZATION BUILDING AND HRD

Components

Assistance to growers and manufacturer, exporter & export related organisation for upgradation of technical and managerial personnel through training in India excluding the cost of travel.

Scale of Assistance

50% of the cost of approved training programme, subject to RS 50,000 per beneficiary for domestic training. 100% of if organised by APEDA

50% of the cost of the Seminar/ workshop

etc. subject to a ceiling of Rs. 1 lakh for Assistance to recognised associations of national seminar and Rs. 2 lakh for

growers/exporters for organising Seminars/ Group activities including

study tour within the country and for For study tours 50% of the cost of travel,

bringing out information literature. Seminars organised by APEDA

international seminars. For information literature, the ceiling shall be Rs. 25,000.

boarding, lodging and publication & distribution of study material as per MDA scheme of Ministry of commerce 100% if organised by APEDA

Assistance program for study tour sponsored or organised by APEDA abroad. The assistance would be restricted to such activities that have correlation with exports.

Study Tour sponsored by APEDA. 50% of the total cost of travel, boarding, lodging and distribution of study material. Study Tour organised by APEDA.

G) SCHEME FOR GENERATING RELEVANT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT BY APEDA THROUGH RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS FOR COMMON BENEFIT OF THE TRADE AND INDUSTRY

1. Main Scheme:

Components

Scale of Assistance

Assistance to support relevant research and development for export efforts 100% APEDA's internal scheme through organisations related to exports

Assistance

associations, co-operative

etc. to support relevant research and

development for enhancement.

institutions,

trade

to

exporters,

export

and

export

Upto 50% of the cost of the project, subject to a ceiling of Rs. 10 lakhs

2. Pesticide Residue Testing for Fresh Fruits & Vegetables

The Scheme shall be applicable for Grapes, Mangoes and Litchies. Tests would be conducted only for those chemicals, which are either banned or where there is a possibility of having higher residue levels than the permissible limits.

Scale of reimbursement Rs. 300/- for each pesticide residue subject to minimum of Rs. 1250/- per sample and maximum of Rs. 2000/- per sample. 50 % of the cost would be borne by the exporter and 50% by APEDA. Payment for the test would be made to Laboratories and not to individual exporters. Advance may be given to the laboratories for conducting the test.

Procedure of availing Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS)

Market Development Assistance Scheme (MDA)

Transport Assistance (Air/Sea) (Procedure For Transport Assistance 2005-07)

This system provides the facility for the exporter to apply for Financial Assistance online and also at any point of time can check the status of already submitted application(s).

Exporters are required to apply for all financial assistance schemes of APEDA (Financial Assistance Schemes - FAS, Transport Assistance Schemes - TAS and Market Development Assistance - MDA) online through APEDA’s official website http://www.apeda.com/exporters. Out of these three, submission of details online is mandatory for Transport Assistance Scheme, which shall include both Air and Sea Transport support. Though the application details are required to be submitted online by the exporter, APEDA also requires certain mandatory supporting documents for processing the assistance application. Hence the exporter shall submit these supporting documents along with a copy of the online application, in hard copy format, to the respective APEDA offices.

Only the registered members of APEDA who have already updated their company details at www.apeda.com and submit their export returns (party return) regularly can apply for this assistance.

APEDA OFFICES

Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India), NCUI Building 3, Siri Institutional Area, August Kranti Marg, New Delhi - 110 016 Phone : 91-11-26513204, 26514572, 26534186 Fax:91-11-26526187 Email: headq@apeda.com

Mr. T.Sudhakar Regional Incharge Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority , 8th Floor, Chandra Vihar Building, M.J.Road,

Hyderabad-500001

Telephone:+91-40-24745940

Fax: 91-40-24745947 E-mail: hyd_apedahyd@sancharnet.in

Mr. Devendra Prasad Regional Incharge Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Mayukh Bhavan,Bidhan Nagar, Calcutta-700 091 Telephone : 033-23378363 Fax : 033-23378680 E-mail: agri8680@dataone.in

Mr. R Ravindra Regional Incharge Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority 12/1/1 ,Palace Cross Road, Bangalore-560 020 Telephone : 080-23343425/23368272 Fax : 080-23364560 E-mail: apedablr@vsnl.net

Mr. B. Barua Regional Incharge Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority G.S. Road, Opp. Old Post Office Jain Complex, 3rd Floor

Mr. R.K. Mondal Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority 4th Floor, Unit No.3 & 4 , Banking Complex Bldg. No.II,Sector 19/A, Vashi New Bombay-400 705 Telephone: 27840949/27845442/27840350 Fax- 27842273 Email:apedamum@vsnl.net

Guwahati-781005

Tel/Fax:-0361-2599010

Moblie: 98640-28908

Residence:-0361-2633390

 

CHHATTISGARH Chattisgarh State Industrial Development Corp.Ltd C-168, Taigore Narar, Raipur , Chhattisgarh Telefax : 22426381

CHANDIGARH Punjab Agro Industries Corp. 2-A, Sector 28-A, Madhya Marg, Chandigarh, Punjab Tel : 0172-2651622/ 2656241 Fax : 0172-2656270 E-Mail : pbagro@chl.vsnl.net.in

GUJARAT Gujarat Agro Industries Corporation Ltd. Marketting Division, Blue Strar Building, 4th Floor Near High Court Rly. Crossing Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, Gujarat Tel No.: 079-

JAMMU & KASHMIR J&K State Industrial Development Corp. Ltd. Sher-I-Kashmir Bhawan, Vir Marg, Jammu – 180 001 Jammu & Kashmir

Tel: 0194-2434402

Telefax: 0194-

2430036

26443693,26560362,26442741

Fax No.: 079-26424980

KERALA Kerala State Industrial Enterprise Ltd. 4 th Floor, New Corporation Building Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram – 695 033 Kerala Tel : 0471-2326913,2324159,2326947 Fax : 0471-2334590 E-mail : ksiel@md2.vsnl.net.in

MADHYA PRADESH The Madhya Pradesh State Agro Industries Dev. Corp. Ltd. Panchanan (3 rd floor) Malviya Nagar Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh Tel : 0755-2555074/1967/1756 Fax : 0755-2557305 E-mail : mpsaidc@sancharnet.in

MANIPUR Directorate of Commerce & Industries, Imphal, lamphelpat – 795 004, Manipur Tel : 0389-2310220 E-mail :foodjoyapeda@yahoo.com.in

NAGALAND Director of Horticulture Govt. of Nagaland Kohima – 797 001 Tel/fax : 0370-221311

ORISSA The Agriculture Promotion and Investment Corp. of Orissa Ltd. Plot No. 326, Baramunda, Bhubaneshwar – 751 003, Orissa Tel : 0674-2561203/2561874 Fax : 0674-2563306 E-mail : apicol@dte.vsnl.net.in

TAMIL NADU Agricultural Marketing & Agri Business Govt. of Tamil Nadu Commissionerate of Agricultural, Marketing & Agri Business, Cipet Road, Industrial Estate, Guindy, Chennai - 600 032 Tel : 044-22347484 Fax : 044-24464959 Email : agrimarkbusiness@rediffmail.com

TRIPURA Deptt. Of Industries & Commerce Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Complex Agartala, Tripura

UTTER PRADESH U.P. State Horticultural Co-operative Marketing Federation, 18-B, Ashok Marg, Lucknow,U.P. Tel. 0522-2391235 Telefax : 0522-2391858 E-mail : apedaup@lwl.vsnl.net.in

Tel : 0381-223826 Fax : 0381-224432