The objective of the scheme of Cold Chain, Value Addition and Preservation Infrastructure is to provide integrated cold chain and preservation infrastructure facilities without any break from the farm gate to the consumer. It covers pre-cooling facilities at production sites, reefer vans, mobile cooling units as well as value addition centres which includes infrastructural facilities like Processing/Multi-line Processing/ Collection Centres, etc. for horticulture, organic produce, marine, dairy, meat and poultry etc. Individual , Groups of Entrepreneurs,Cooperative Societies, Self Help Groups(SHGs), Farmers Producer Organizations (FPOs),NGOs, Central/State PSUs etc. with business interest in Cold Chain solutions are eligible to setup integrated cold chain and preservation infrastructure and avail grant under the Scheme.
With a view to promote investment in Cold Chain, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance has covered Cold Chain under Infrastructure category.