• National Horticulture Board


 National Horticulture Board
 Ministry of Agriculture
 Government of India
 September, 2014
 
 
Operational Guidelines                        National Horticulture Board
APPENDIX- 1
 
COST NORMS AND PATTERN OF ASSISTANCE UDNER MIDH FOR NATIONAL HORTICULTURE BOARD RELATED ACTIVITIES DURING XII PLAN:
S.No. Item Cost Norms* Pattern of Assistance#
A. Development of Commercial Horticulture ##
A.1 Commercial Horticulture Development in open field conditions, including components viz planting material, plantation, irrigation, fertigation, precision farming, GAP etc. Rs. 75.00 lakh/per project (Rs 125.00 lakh for date palm, olive and saffron) for projects covering area over 2 ha.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Credit linked back ended subsidy
@ 40% of project cost limited to Rs. 30.00 lakh per project in general area and @ 50% of project cost limited to Rs. 37.50 lakh for NE and Hilly and scheduled areas.
 
Component-wise/crop-wise  cost
norms  are  given  at   Appendix -  1. Add on component given in appendix-1-A  may  be  added  in
project mode within over all cost
ceiling.
A. 2 Commercial Horticulture
Development in protected cover.
Rs  112.00  lakh  per  project covering  area above  2500 Sq.mt.
 
Credit linked back-ended  subsidy @ 50% of cost limited to Rs.56.00 lakh per project.
  Protected cultivation:
  1. Green House structure:
  (a) Fan & Pad system Rs. 1400/Sq. m and Rs. 1610/ Sq. m for hilly areas 50% of cost for above 2500 Sq.m
  (b) Naturally Ventilated System    
  (i) Tubular Structure Rs. 844/Sq. m and Rs.970/Sq. m for hilly areas. 50% of cost for above 2500 Sq.m
  ii) Wooden structure Rs. 540/Sq. m and Rs. 621/Sq. m for hilly areas 50% of cost for above 2500 Sq.m
  iii) Bamboo structure Rs. 450/Sq. m and Rs. 518/Sq.m for hilly areas 50% of cost for above 2500 Sq.m
  2. Shade Net House:
  (a) Tubular structure Rs. 710/Sqm and Rs. 816/Sqm for hilly areas 50% of cost for above 2500 Sq.m
  (b) Wooden structure Rs. 492/Sqm and Rs. 566/Sqm for hilly areas 50% of cost for above 2500 Sq.m
  (c) Bamboo structure Rs.360/Sqm and Rs.414/Sqm for hilly areas 50% of cost for above 2500 Sq.m
  3.Plastic Tunnel Rs.60/Sq.m and Rs.75/sq.m for hilly area 50% of cost for above 2500 Sq.m
4 Walk in Tunnel Rs.600/ Sq. m 50% of cost for above 2500 Sq.m
5 Anti Bird/Anti Hail Nets Rs.35/Sq.m 50% of cost for above 2500 Sq.m
         

 
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Sr No Item Cost Norms* Pattern of Assistance#
6 Cost of  Planting Material and cultivation of High Value  Vegetables grown in Poly House/Shade net House Rs.140/Sq.m 50% of cost for above 2500 Sq.m
7 Cost of  Planting Material and cultivation of Orchid and Anthurium grown in Poly House/Shade net  House Rs.700/Sq.m 50% of cost for above 2500 Sq.m
8 Cost of  Planting Material and cultivation of  Carnation & Gerbera grown in Poly House/Shade net House Rs.610/Sq.m 50% of cost for above 2500 Sq.m
9 Cost of  Planting Material and cultivation of Rose & Lilium grown in Poly House/Shade net House Rs.426/Sq.m 50% of cost for above 2500 Sq.m
10 Plastic Mulching Rs.32000/Ha and Rs.36800/
Ha for Hilly Areas
50% of cost for above 2500 Sq.m
A.3 Integrated Post Harvest Management Projects e.g. Pack House, Ripening Chamber, Refer Van, Retail Outlets,  Pre-cooling  units, Primary Processing etc. Rs. 145.00 lakh per project.
The add-on components of  pre-cooling,  pack  house, grading,  packing, cold  room
can be taken up as individual
components.
Credit linked back ended subsidy
@ 35% of cost limited to Rs.50.75 lakh per project in general areas and @ 50% of project cost limited to Rs. 72.50 lakh per project in NE, Hilly ans scheduled areas, ensuring backward and forward linkage.
  Component wise cost norms of Integrated Post Harvest Management
1 Pack house Rs. 4.00 lakh/unit with size of 9Mx6M 50% of the capital cost.
2 Integrated pack house with facilities for conveyer belt, sorting, grading units, washing, drying and weighing. Rs. 50.00 lakh per unit with size of 9Mx18M Credit linked back-ended subsidy @ 35% of the cost of project in general areas and 50% of cost in case Hilly & Scheduled areas for individual entrepreneurs.
3 Pre-cooling unit Rs. 25.00 lakh/unit with capacity of 6 MT. Credit linked back-ended subsidy @ 35% of the cost of project in general areas and 50% of cost in case Hilly & Scheduled areas for individual entrepreneurs.
4 Cold room (staging) Rs. 15.00 lakh/ unit of 30 MT capacity Credit linked back-ended subsidy
@ 35% of the cost of project in
general areas and 50% of cost in
case Hilly & Scheduled areas
5 Mobile pre- cooling unit Rs. 25.00 lakh Credit linked back-ended subsidy @ 35% of the cost of project in general areas and 50% of cost in case Hilly & Scheduled areas
6 Ripening Chamber Rs. 1.00 lakh/MT (11 CuM of chamber volume shall be equivalent of 1 MT of storage capacity) Credit linked back-ended subsidy @ 35% of the cost of project in general areas and 50% of cost in case Hilly & Scheduled areas
         

 
 
Operational Guidelines                        National Horticulture Board                                               Appendix –1-B
 Cost norms for protected cultivation under NHB Scheme:
                                                                                                                                                                Cost Rs Lakh per acre
Sr No Crop Cost of poly house with drip & fogger system * Cost of cultivation Cost ceiling per acre with add on components in project mode
1 Anthurium & Orchid 33.76 28.00 70.00
2 Rose, Lilium Chrysanthemum 33.76 17.04 60.00
3 Carnation & gerbera 33.76 24.40 66.00
4 Hi- value vegetable under poly house 33.76 5.60 47.00
5 Hi-value vegetable under shade net 28.40 5.60 40.00
  
Cost of Tabular Structure in plain area. In Hilly area cost of polyhouse will be 15% more.
 
  1. Wherever cost norms are not given, cost norms available under MIDH scheme for similar activity shall be followed. In case norms are not available under MIDH schemes also, cost appraised by bank as per bank norms or approved by Competent Committee of NHB shall apply till cost norms are prepared.
  2. In  project  mode,  applicant  may  opt  for  add  on  components  as  per  norms  given Appendix- 1C but unless otherwise specified, cost ceiling, as prescribed for each crop/activity shall be applied where cost of add on components exceeds prescribed ceiling.    

                                                                                                                                                                                    Appendix –1-C
Norms for Technology Add-on components and other essential components of Integrated Commercial Horticulture projects:
Sr No Item Description Admissible Cost
  Cut off  te for implementation
I Cost of Land * # Admissible only if purchased
newly but not before one year
from date of sanction of loan.
Actual or up to 10 % of Eligible Project Cost (EPC) (Excluding cost of Land and Development) whichever is less subject to maximum of Rs. 50,000/- per acre.
I(i) Land Development * # Includes cost of Land levelling, digging of pits, fencing , gates etc. Actual or up to 15% of Eligible Project Cost (EPC) (Excluding  cost of Land and Land Development) whichever is less subject to maximum of Rs.  50,000/- per acre.
II Cultivation expenses* # Includes cost of Planting material, cost of input (labour , fertilizer and manures, pesticides etc) As per MIDH (NHM) cost norms as given at Appendix- 1
III Drip system with internal pipeline Component includes mainline, valve, backflow preventer pressure regulator, filter, tubing adapters and fittings, drip tubing, emitters and an end cap. • Actual or Rs. 20,000/- per acre for plant density up to 200 plants.
• Actual or Rs. 25,000/- per acre
for plant density > 200 plants / acre
•Sprinkler @ Rs 15,000/ per acre

   
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Sr No Item Description Admissible Cost
III(i) Irrigation infrastructure
excluding micro irrigation * #
Irrigation infrastructure like
tube-well/bore well/open well, pipeline, water harvesting structure, water tank etc, admissible only if newly created with loan component
• Actual or up to Rs. 50,000/- per acre for open field cultivation.
• Rs. 4.00 lakh per project in case
of protected cultivation.
 
Component–wise cost norms will be as under:
  1. Tube-well – up to Rs 2.50 lakh per unit.
  2. Water harvesting structure-
         @ Rs.100/- CuM. with use of    
         minimum 300 microns
         plastic films or RCC lining.
  1. Cost of non lined ponds/         tanks will be 30% less.
  2. Pipe line-Rs 150/- per running meter only from source (min.4” diameter) of irrigation to production unit.
V Civil Infrastructure  *# Includes Functional Pack House/On farm collection unit and labour quarter
  1. Functional Pack house @ Rs. 4.00 Lakh/unit with size of
9 x 6 Meter. (Pro rate basis for lower size)
  1. Labour Quarter/ Store room @Rs. 20,000/- per acre Maximum up to 3.00 lakh. Cost norm as per pack house.
VIII Support system for Grapes (trellis, telephone, bawar and other system etc. * Permanent structure made up of MS angles and stainless steel wire. Rs. 1,50,000/- per acre
IX Plastic Mulching * ##   Rs.12800/- per acre and Rs.14729/- acre for hilly areas
X Bed Preparation Cost
in the cases requiring
Soil replacement #
Protected Cultivation projects
only in cases involving removal and replacement of top soil by red soil or cultivation is done on
Rs.100/- per Sq. m.
 
 Components categorization:
 * Commercial Horticulture, within overall cost ceiling.
 # Protected Cultivation, within overall cost ceiling.
 # # Over and above overall cost ceiling.
 Any other add on component as may be decided by Project Approval Committee for inclusion of new item(s) may be suitably incorporated from time to time.
 

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 B.  Capital Investment Subsidy Scheme for Construction/ Expansion/ Modernization of Cold
       Storage and Storages for Horticulture Products:
Sr No Item Cost Norms* Pattern of Assistance#
1 Cold storage units Type
1 - basic type with single
temperature zone
NHB to take up projects with
Capacity above 5000MT up to
10000MT as per following rates.
• @ Rs. 8000/ MT for capacity
up to 5000 MT
• @ Rs. 7600/ MT for capacity
between 5001 to 6500 MT.
• @ Rs. 7200/MT for capacity
between 6501 to 8000 MT.
• @ Rs. 6800/MT for capacity
    between 8001 to 10000 MT.
Credit linked back-ended subsidy @ 35% of the cost of project (50% in NE, Hilly Areas  and scheduled areas)
for capacity above 5000 MT.
 
For capacity below 5000 MT, it will apply in NHM.
2 Cold Storage Unit Type 2-with multiple Temperature zones and  basic  material handling equipment. NHB to take up projects with
Capacity above 5000 MT up to
10000  MT as per following
rates.
• @  Rs.10000/ MT  for
capacity up to 5000 MT
• @ Rs. 9500/ MT for capacity
between 5001 to 6500 MT.
• @ Rs. 9000/MT for capacity
between 6501 to 8000 MT.
• @ Rs. 8500/MT for capacity
    between 8001 to 10000 MT.
Credit linked back-ended subsidy @ 35% of the cost of project (50% in NE, Hilly Areas  and scheduled areas)
for capacity above 5000 MT.
 
For capacity below 5000 MT, it
will apply in NHM.
3 Cold Storage Units Type 2- with add on technology for Controlled Atmosphere NHB to take up projects with
Capacity above 5000MT up to
10000MT as per Type 2 rates
given above.
 
Additional Rs. 10,000/ MT  for add on components of   controlled   atmosphere technology.
(Components details at
Appendix-II)
Credit linked back-ended subsidy @ 35% of the cost of project (50% in NE, Hilly Areas  and scheduled areas)
for capacity above 5000 MT.
 
For capacity below 5000 MT, it will apply in NHM.
4 Technology  induction and modernization of  cold-chain Max  Rs  500.00  Lakh  @
Rs.5000/MT for maximum capacity of 10000 MT.
(Component details at Appendix- II)
Credit linked back-ended subsidy @ 35% of the cost of project (50% in NE, Hilly Areas  and scheduled areas)
for capacity above 5000 MT.
 
For capacity below 5000 MT, it
will apply in NHM.
5 Refrigerated Transport vehicles Rs. 30.00 lakh for 15 MT, and
prorate  basis for capacities between 9 to 15 MT
(3 cubic meters (cum) (104 cubic  feet  (cft).  of  chamber volume  shall be equivalent of 1 MT of storage capacity
Credit linked back-ended subsidy @ 35% of cost (50% in NE, Hilly Areas and scheduled areas)

 
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Sr No Item Cost Norms* Pattern of Assistance#
C. Technology Development and Transfer for Promotion of Horticulture:
1 Setting up of block/ mother plant and root stock nursery
(Area above 4 ha)
Rs. 100.00 Lakh/ha including
virus indexing, tissue culture
lab etc
Project based – 100% and only through Govt.  agency/Public Sector.
The component includes mother block  of  scion  and  root  stock, infrastructure for production  of
disease free planting material, creation of Poly house, Green House, net  house,  screen  house,  mist chamber, hot beds sterilization of media, working shed, tissue culture lab, referred lab, virus indexing facility, quality control lab, weather station, water supply, irrigation facility, fertigation unit, electric
supply with generator, ETP, farm
equipment/farm mechanization tools, portrays, root trainer, container, computer  system  for
data management and analysis  etc.
 

                                                                                                                                                                                         Appendix -1-D
Technology Add-on for CA and Modernization (Subject to maximum of Rs. 5.00 crore for CA equipment and Rs. 2.50 crore for Modernization):
Sr No Item Description Admissible Cost
A. Add-on Technology for CA:
1 CA Generator* Inclusive of sensors, pressure
equalising equipment, controls
Rs. 1.25 crore per unit,
maximum 2 generators.
2 Specialised CA Doors* Add-on specialisation to
storage doors for positive
pressure chambers.
Rs. 2.5 lac per door, maximum
20 doors.
3 CA Tents# Low cost enclosure of
polyethylene PVC, Mylar or
other impermeable body
As per original invoice,
maximum 5 enclosures.
4 Programmed Logic Controller
(PLC) equipment#@
Electronic and electrical logic
controls for machinery &
equipment.
50% of cost as per original
invoice, maximum Rs 10 lakh.
5 Dock Levellers#@ In existing or new storages Max Rs. 7 lakh per unit, max 5 units
B. Modernization
1
 
Warehouse Development & Regulatory Authority (WDRA) / Negotiable Warehouse Receipt (NWR) system,  equipment#@ Computers and printers &
software for use with NWR of
WDRA
100% of cost as per original
invoice, maximum Rs. 2 lakh
2 Specialised Packaging# Automated packaging lines for fruits & vegetables with farm code labelling 100% of cost as per invoice,
maximum Rs. 15 lakh per project

  
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Sr No Item Description Admissible Cost
3 High Reach Material Handling Equipment  (MHE) *@ Specialised material Handling
equipment
Rs. 17 lakh per unit, for max 2 units.
4 Dock Levellers In existing or new storages Max Rs. 7 lakh per unit, max
5 units
5 Modernisation of
refrigeration@
For upgrading of evaporator
system, compressor system
50% of cost as per original invoice, maximum Rs. 100 lakh @ Rs. 2500/MT
6 Modernisation of insulation@ For repair or modernising of
cold chamber insulation
50% of cost as per original invoice, maximum Rs.100 lakh
@ Rs. 1500/MT
7 Reefer Container# Reefer container for use on
existing chassis trailers
Max Rs. 6 lakh per 9MT
(20 foot container)
8 Advanced Grader*#@ Computerised, Optical Grading Lines 100% of cost as per original
invoice, max Rs. 75 lakh per
line
9 Stacking system*#@ Racking system Bins, Pallets 100% of invoice cost, max
Rs 2000/MT
10 Retail Shelf# Temperature controlled retail
cabinets
Maximum Rs. 10 lakhs per
establishment
11 Alternate Technology#@ Vapour Absorption, Phase
change material, Solar PV
panels or Solar Thermal sys
100% of cost as per invoice,
maximum Rs. 35 lakhs per
project
 
Components Categorization : * CA Add-ons:# Other Add-ons: and @ Modernization
Maximum permissible subsidy shall be subject to original invoice and in no case more than Rs. 7.50 Crore, whichever is lower. For add-on technology, subsidy shall be provided as credit linked back ended at 35% of the capital cost.
 Technology offers inherent value for operators and the admissible cost norms are designed to incentivize
induction and not to serve as venture funding.
 Any other components as maybe decided by Technical Committee when new technology or items that
reduce carbon footprints are introduced. For individual unit components like insulation, graders, CA generator, solar panels - NCCD shall publish guidelines for use by appraising agency.