Central/State Government and its organizations /universities (including Govt. owned deemed universities) are eligible for grant-in-aid of entire cost of laboratory equipment and 25% of the cost of technical civil work to house the equipment and furniture and fixtures associated with the equipment for general areas and 33% for difficult areas. In addition, they are also eligible for 80% of the monthly emoluments of two technical staff for two years from the date of completion of the laboratory.
All other implementing agencies/private sector organizations/ universities including deemed universities will be eligible for grant-in-aid of 50% of cost of laboratory equipment and 25% of the cost of technical civil work to house the Equipment and furniture and fixtures associated with the equipment for general areas and 70% of cost of lab equipment and 33% of technical civil work and furniture and fixtures for difficult areas.
When the Ministry establishes / sponsors such food testing laboratories, there would be no ceiling to financial assistance and the amount to be approved will be decided on case to case basis with the approval of Competent Authority.