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NABARD Loan for Warehouse and Cold

Storage
In the 2014-15 Budget, NABARD was allocated a fund of Rs.5000 crores for the creation of
an infrastructure relating to the storage of agricultural commodities. Consequent to the
allocation, the fund has been named Warehouse Infrastructure Fund (WIF 2014-15). The fund
envisages extension of loans to Public and Private sectors for construction of warehouses,
silos, cold storages and other cold chain infrastructure. Further, the warehouse infrastructure
fund would also be utilized for meeting the growing demand for scientific storage capacity
for agricultural commodities in the entire country, especially in the Eastern, North Eastern
states and food grain deficit States. In this article, we look at the procedure for obtaining
NABARD Loan for Warehouse and Cold Storage.

Eligibility
The NABARD loan will be provided for proposals of projects involving creation of storage
infrastructure, with a minimum aggregate capacity of 5000 metric tons (MT), for agricultural
and allied produce including construction of:

Warehouses

Silos

Cold storage, controlled atmosphere (CA) stores, other cold chain infrastructure
activities like pack houses / integrated pack houses, reefer vans, bulk coolers,
individually quick frozen units, chilling/ freezing infrastructure, etc.

Modernization or improvement of the existing storage facility will also be considered on a
merit basis. The following entities are eligible to receive the NABARD Loan for Warehouse
and Cold Storage:

Corporates / Private Limited Company / Individual Entrepreneurs

State / Central Government Owned / Assisted Entities

Cooperative, Federations of Cooperatives, Producer Companies, Federations of
Farmers’ Collectives

Primary Agricultural Credit Societies (PACS) / Cooperative Marketing Societies (CMS)
or Similar Institutions.

the NABARD loan will be provided only to dry and wet storage projects which conform to the norms / standards prescribed by Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority (WDRA) / National Centre for Cold-chain Development (NCCD). APMCs or Similar Institutions: The NABARD loan for Cold Storage and Warehouse can be sanctioned for a tenure of 7 or more years for upto 95% of total project cost. If the tenure of loan repayment is 7 years or less.Further. If the tenure of loan repayment is 7 years or more. If the tenure of loan repayment is 7 years or less. Entrepreneurs and Corporates: The NABARD loan for Cold Storage and Warehouse can be sanctioned for a tenure of 7 or more years for upto 75% of total project cost. Agencies Owned / Sponsored by Government of India. If the tenure of loan repayment is 7 years or more. on completion of the infrastructure. then the interest rate chargeable is Prime Lending Rate of NABARD + Risk Premium. then the interest rate chargeable is Prime Lending Rate of NABARD + Risk Premium. then the interest rate chargeable is Prime Lending Rate of NABARD + Risk Premium + Tenor Premium. then the interest rate chargeable is Prime Lending Rate of NABARD + Risk Premium. Warehouse or Cold Storage Loan Private Limited Companies. Producer Companies: The NABARD loan for Cold Storage and Warehouse can be sanctioned for a tenure of 7 or more years for upto 95% of total project cost. If the tenure of loan repayment is 7 years or less. The borrower must give an undertaking for obtaining accreditation / registration from WDRA for storage infrastructure / following the standards set by NCCD for cold chain infrastructure. . Cooperatives (and their Federations). If the tenure of loan repayment is 7 years or more. then the interest rate chargeable is Prime Lending Rate of NABARD + Risk Premium + Tenor Premium. then the interest rate chargeable is Prime Lending Rate of NABARD + Risk Premium + Tenor Premium.