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Image PM Formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises Scheme ( PM FME Scheme)


  • Increased access to credit by existing micro food­ processing entrepreneurs, FPOs, Self Help Groups and Co­ operatives.

Eligible Borrowers

  • Farmer Producer Organization(FPO)
  • Self Help Groups
  • Co-operatives
  • Existing Micro Food Processing Entrepreneurs
  • New Units, whether for individuals or groups would only be supported for One District One Product (ODOP)

Eligible Projects

  • Eligibility criteria for individual micro enterprises under the scheme:
    • Existing micro food processing units in operations, with investment not exceeding Rs.1 crore and turnover not exceeding Rs.5 crore.
    • The applicant should be above 18 years of age and should possess at least VIII standard pass educational qualification.
    • Only one person from one family would be eligible for obtaining financial assistance. The "family" for this purpose would include self, spouse and children
    • Eligibility Criteria for Co-operatives/FPOs :

  • Eligibility Criteria for Co-operatives/FPOs :
    • It should preferably be engaged in processing of ODOP produce.
    • It should have minimum turnover of Rs. 1 crore.
    • The cost of the project proposed should not be larger than the present turnover.
    • The members should have sufficient knowledge and experience in dealing with the product for a minimum period of 3 years.
    • The cooperative/FPO should have sufficient internal resources or sanction from the State Government to meet 10% of the project cost and margin money for working capital.

  • Eligibility Criteria for Credit Linked Grant for Capital Investment for SHGs :
    • The SHGs should have sufficient own funds for meeting 10% of the project cost and 20% margin money for working capital or sanction of the same as grant from the State Government.
    • The SHGs members should have a minimum period of 3 years experience in processing of the ODOP product.

  • Support for Common Infrastructure, Marketing and Branding:
    • Eligibility of a project under this category would be decided based on benefit to farmers and industry at large, viability gap, absence of private investment, critically to value chain, etc. Preference would be given for ODOP product.

Nature of facility

Term Loan

Quantum of Loan and Margin Money/ Beneficiary Contribution

  • The project under the PM FME scheme shall be eligible for loan upto 90% of the estimated/actual project cost on submission of viable projects be eligible beneficiaries.

Interest Subvention

Interest subvention of 2% under the Interest Subvention Scheme for incremental credit to MSMEs 2018 would also be available to the borrowers on the outstanding balance.

Credit Linked Grant/Subsidy

  • Credit linked grant @35 %
    for the existing Micro food processing enterprises subject to a maximum of Rs.10 lakh.
  • Credit linked capital investment Grant 35 % to FPOs/SHGs/ Cooperatives.
  • Credit linked grant @ 35% for common infrastructure development by groups,government agencies or private entities.

Credit Guarantee Coverage

Benefit of credit guarantee coverage for loans offered under this Scheme shall be provided to the borrower under the Credit Guarantee Trust for Micro Small Enterprises under their usual terms conditions.


  • Primary Security:
    • Hypothecation of assets created out of Bank finance.
  • Collateral Security:
    • Mortgage of immovable property as per Bank’s policy guidelines.
    • No collateral for limit upto Rs.10 lakhs.
    • SHGs for limits above Rs. 10.00 lakhs and for limits up to Rs.20.00 lakhs to be covered under CGFMU.

Personal Guarantee

Personal guarantee of the Proprietor, Partners of the Firm, Directors of the company and of owners of collateral security.

Repayment period

  • The term loan component will be normally repayable within a period of 10 years inclusive of moratorium period of 1 year depending on the type of activity / investment in line with the projected cash flows.

Security documents

  • Appropriate DPN note, Term loan agreement ,General Term loan agreement ,Letter of continuity, Letter of general lien and setoff , CIBIL undertaking , third party guarantee , letter of undertaking not to alienate hypothecated goods , Mortgage deed and any other document stipulated in sanction.

Support to individual Micro Enterprises




  • Individual
  • Proprietorship firms
  • Partnership firms
  • FPO (Farmer Producer Organization)
  • NGO (Non-Government Organization)
  • SHG (Self Help Group)
  • Co-op (Cooperative)
  • Pvt Ltd. Companies.

Age and Qualification

Above 18 Years, no minimum educational qualification

Eligible Enterprise

  • Existing Enterprise – Both ODOP Non-ODOP.


  • New Enterprise – Both ODOP Non-ODOP.

Financial Support / Assistance

  • For all- Individual/Proprietorship / Partnership /FPO/NGO/SHG/ Co-op / Pvt Ltd. Companies- credit linked capital subsidy @35% of eligible project cost max Rs.10.00 Lac for eligible projects.


Restructuring of loan by bank

Applicants / Entrepreneurs of existing units under stress and qualifying for restructuring by the banks are also eligible for upgradation/expansion of the unit under the scheme.


Applicant is also eligible for Interest Subvention and Top Up convergence with other relevant Govt Sponsored Schemes.

Beneficiaries availing support under other Govt Schemes

Applicant/enterprise is eligible for bank loan under the Scheme, even if he has availed bank loan in other Subsidy Linked Schemes of Govt.

Support to Group Category for Setting up of Common Infrastructure



Eligible organization

  • FPO(Farmer Producer Organization)
  • FPCs (Farmer Producer Companies)
  • Co-op (Cooperatives)
  • Self Help Groups (SHGs) /and its federation
  • Govt. agencies.

The above organisations  who have established or propose to establish food processing line along with common infra-structure  / value chain / incubation centres would be eligible for financial assistance / support under this component of the scheme


Proposal for ODOP or Non-ODOP are eligible for assistance. However ODOP proposals would be preferred.

Turnover and experience

No pre-condition

Support / Assistance

  • Credit linked capital subsidy @35% of eligible project cost with max ceiling of Rs.3.00 crore.
  • Total eligible project cost should not exceed Rs. 10 Crore.

Project components Cost Breakup 

  • Comprises Cost of Plant Machinery and Technical civil work.
  • Technical civil work should not be more than 30% of Eligible project cost.
  • Exclude cost of land /rental or lease work shed.
  • Total eligible project cost should not exceed Rs. 10 Crore. Credit linked capital subsidy @35% with max ceiling of Rs.3.00 crore.

Contribution by applicant organisation

  • The applicant organisation’s contribution should be minimum of 10% of the project cost with balance required funds being loan from bank
  • Before applying on the portal, the applicant organisation is also required to submit in-principle approval from the lending banks for the loan envisaged in the means of finance of the project.

Other financial assistance

  • Assistance of Rs.50000/- would be provided to the applicant organisations for preparation of Detailed Project Report (DPR) after sanctioning of the loan by the bank.
  • Engaging District Resource person (DRP)  for this component of the scheme is not mandatory.
  • The applicant organisation may engage any professional / agencies having experience in preparation of DPR.


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