28 States/Union Territories are eligible for grant of assistance for subsidy on infrastructure projects under the Strengthening/Development of Agricultural Marketing Infrastructure, Grading and Standardization Scheme (AMIGS). The States eligible for grant are Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttarakhand. Union Territories include Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu and Lakshadweep.
The scheme is applicable to States/Union Territories, which undertake reforms in State Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee Act to allow direct marketing and contract farming and permit agricultural produce markets in private and cooperative sectors.
This information was given by Shri Harish Rawat, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.