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1 Rajasthan State Agricultural Marketing Board, Jaipur Policy for Promotion of Agro-Processing Industries and Agri-Business, 2010Rajasthan State Agricultural Marketing Board, Jaipur
2 Rajasthan An Introduction Largest State in the Country, 10% of India’s geographical area, 5% of its population, 13.2% of its arable areaDiverse agro-climatic conditions in the State permit growing of large variety of cropsSecond largest producer of oil seeds and coarse cerealsFourth largest producer of pulsesSixth largest producer of foodgrainsFourth largest producer of spices. 50% of Country’s coriander, 85% of fenugreek, 15% of Cumin, 12% of garlic productionLargest producer of commercial guar gum seed, 95% of Country’s productionAround 300,000 sq. meter area under protected/controlled cultivation where cultivation of vegetables, floriculture is being taken upSecond largest producer of milk
3 Rajasthan An Introduction State has a well developed network of KUMSs. There is scope for more markets as the area served per Mandi is over 50,000 Ha. against 37,000 in MP and 26,000 in GujaratOver 100 cold storages with a capacity of over 3.5 lakh tonnes. 75% of the cold storages are multi purpose. Most of these in Jaipur, Jodhpur and BharatpurAgro processing still in the nascent stage. Over 13,000 industries in agro-processing, mostly small scale, with investment of Rs croreAbundance of land offers opportunities for agricultural and agri- business activitiesLies in the corridor connecting Delhi & National Capital Region in North with Mumbai and Gujarat in the West, two of the largest markets in India. Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor to stimulate industrial growthVast geographical area with close proximity to large and rapidly growing markets of NCR offer attractive business opportunities
4 Main Features of the Policy Aims at value addition in agriculture, increasing income in the hands of producers, providing better quality products at reasonable price to consumers and attracting investments in agro-processing and agri-businessesIncentives available for the industries/businesses listed in Annexure. State Government can add/amend the listBenefits under the Policy available not only to agro-processing industries but also to agri-businessesAgro-processing would require change in product classification at 6 digit level and value addition of at least 30%Besides fiscal incentives policy addresses procedural bottlenecks, encourages competitiveness and infrastructure developmentPolicy to be reviewed after 5 years in 2015
5 Fiscal InitiativesEligible units entitles to all benefits under the Rajasthan Investment Promotion SchemeCapital Subsidy in the form of interest subsidy and wage employment subsidyConcession on stamp duty, electricity duty, Mandi fee, land conversion chargesPolicy offers additional fiscal incentives, in addition to incentives under ongoing schemesIncentive for creating new employment@ Rs. 6,000/8,000 for each completed year for new employees for 3 years, subject to, along with incentives under RIPS, a maximum of VAT/CST paid
6 Fiscal InitiativesAgro-processing and agri-business enterprises to be eligible for 50% concession on stamp duty.Food parks to be eligible for 50% concession on stamp duty on the first transfer of land/space after developmentAgro-processing enterprises to be eligible for 50% concession on electricity dutyCold chain, including cold storages, to be treated at par with agro- industries for the purpose of tariff and electricity duty
7 'Early Bird' ProjectsProjects with investment of Rs. 25 crore and above which commence commercial production by were entitled to higher level of incentives: Now proposed to extend till Notification under process.100% exemption on stamp duty100% exemption on electricity duty100% exemption from Mandi fee100% exemption from land conversion chargesHigher incentive for creating new employment@ Rs. 7,000 per new employee for each completed year for 3 years in stead of Rs. 6,000@ Rs. 9,000 per new employee for each completed year for 3 years instead of Rs. 8,000 for women, SC and ST employees
8 Land Conversion Simplified Policy focuses on addressing the delays in land related issues, viz., land conversion, allotmentPower to convert land for setting up units under the Policy delegated to district levelDistrict Collectors authorised to convert land above 10 hectares, Sub Divisional officers authorised to convert land up to 10 hectaresAgri-business activities where the area under non-agricultural activities does not exceed 5% of the total area will be treated as agricultural use and no conversion for non-agricultural purpose will be requiredState Government will exempt from Ceiling Act procurement of agriculture land beyond ceiling limitsGovernment to notify agro-processing zones where land conversion to be automatic on deposit of requisite fee and title documents
9 Allotment of Government Land Projects which bring in new technologies/processes to the State will be eligible for allotment of Government land on 10% of the reserve rate per annumGovernment land can be allotted on 30 year lease for captive production and consumption for projects with investment of Rs. 50 crore and above.Panchayat to get 25% of lease amount for panchayat lands25% concession in reserve rate for setting up industries using agri- produce from the same Mandi.50% concession in special MandisGovernment amended the Rajasthan Tenancy Act to permit leasing of private land for 15 years, extendable by another 15 yearsRules for allotment of Government of land for agro-processing and agri-businesses has been framed.
10 Human Resource Development Government to allot up to 5 acres of land at institutional reserve rate in urban areas and up to 10 acres of land at the district level committee rates in rural areas for setting up academic and training institutionsMore land can be allotted in case regulatory norms require more land with such institutionsRs. 750 per trainee per month, subject to a maximum of Rs. 25 lakh per year, for 3 years to institutions recognized/affiliated with respective regulatory body or approved by the State GovernmentState to encourage Universities to introduce courses in agro- processing and agri-businesses
11 Market Development & Diversification 50% of cost of sending samples abroad for test marketing, subject to a maximum of Rs. 50,000 per beneficiary and for one sample to one country.Subsidy of Rs per kg or 20% of FOB value, whichever is less, for 3 years for export of fruits and vegetables from the State, subject to a maximum of Rs. 10 lakh per yearSubsidy of 25% of rail freight on organges, kinnow or other horticulture products to be notified by the State for 3 years for marketing of the produce in the country, subject to a maximum of Rs. 10 lakh per year and distance of 500 km and above
12 Market Development & Diversification Retail marketers of processed food and/or fresh fruits and vegetables to be eligible for incentives under the Rajasthan Investment promotion Scheme, provided the share of these produce in the total turn over is at least 80%No restrictions on purchase of agriculture and horticulture products produced in the State by agro-processing industries. Such purchases to be exempted from payment of Mandi feeNo restrictions in terms of area of purchase of produce under contract farmingState to support participation in National and International trade fairs
13 Agri Marketing Reforms Contract farming allowed through amendment in the Agriculture produce Markets Act, 1961Agreement to be registered with the Market CommitteeDirect purchase of agriculture produce has been allowed for processing, exports , trade, grading packing and value additionPrivate Mandis allowed through addition of section 5A and 5B in the ActSingle License to operate in more than one market (Section 14A)E-market: Licenses granted to National Spot Exchange and National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange Ltd. (NCDEX)
14 Promoting Quality & Competitiveness State to promote quality improvement and competitiveness enhancementAssistance of 3 times the prescribed fee, subject to a maximum of Rs. 1 lakh, for registering Patents and DesignsAssistance of 2 times the prescribed fee, subject to a maximum of Rs. 1 lakh, for getting internationally accepted quality/environmental certification, viz., OHSAS, SA8000, ISO 14001, ISP 9000Sponsored research in association with reputed research institutions to be eligible for 50% subsidy, subject to a maximum of Rs. 20 lakhState to support internationally recognised quality testing and certification laboratory through concessional allotment of land at suitable places or Mandi yards.Agro and food processing enterprises eligible for assistance from Rajasthan Venture Capital Fund.
15 Supporting Infrastructure Development Common infrastructure projects in the area of agro-processing and agri-businesses to be eligible for allotment of Government landCentres of Excellence, Crop Development Institutes, Food parks, etc., eligible for allotment of Government landState to accord priority to road links to agro-processing clusters and agro-processing unitsState to encourage setting up of private Mandi yards. Private Mandi Yards to be given 20% of the Mandi fee collected for maintenanceGovernment to encourage setting up of oil, seed and soil testing laboratories, weigh bridges in the Mani yards under revenue sharing model where land would be given free of costLand/space on concessional rates in Mandi Yards to retail chains specializing in selling products used directly of indirectly in agricultural activities.
16 Implementation Mechanism Empowered Committees at State and District level to approve the incentives under the PolicyDistrict Level Sanctioning Committee under District Collector for Small and Medium EnterprisesState Level Empowered Committee for other enterprisesDepartment of Agriculture in the State Government is the Nodal DepartmentRajasthan State Agricultural Marketing Board is the Nodal AgencyPost Harvest Management Cell in the RSAMB dealing with the subjectGeneral Manager looking after the activitiesContactFor more details, please visitContact us:
17 Impact of PolicyLand Allottments to Entrepreneurs : 34 ( in 11 Mandis)Total Land allotted : Sq.meterProposed Investment : croresExpected employment : persons