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Over 18000 Godowns Set up so far Under Rural Rodown Scheme

New Delhi, December 13: Agriculture marketing being a State subject, State Governments provide necessary post-harvest and marketing infrastructure in their States. With a view to bring improvement in post-harvest and marketing infrastructure, reduce post-harvest losses Central Government implements Scheme for Development/Strengthening of Agricultural Marketing Infrastructure, Grading and Standardisation (AMIGS) and Rural Godown Scheme (RGS). Under AMIGS, a total of 9134 post-harvest and marketing infrastructure facilities of different types have been assisted in the country since inception till June 2013.

Under RGS 18041 rural godowns with a capacity of 24.46 million MT have been created for providing scientific storage facilities to the farmers.

This information was given today by Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries, Shri Tariq Anwar in a written reply to Rajya Sabha questions.

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