India is a country that produces a large quantity of agricultural produce that needs storage without which the product will spoil in no time and it won’t have any use after it is spoilt. Therefore the need to have cold storage arises. The agriculturists will not only have to produce but also store their produce in a way that it is protected from rain, heat and rodents. The financial institutions have realised the need for having cold storages and they have special schemes offered to the farmers to finance their own storages. It is also difficult for the farmers to pay rent to others storage so that they can keep their produce.
The following persons are eligible to take the cold storage loan:
They can construct a warehouse, silos, cold storage, pack houses, bulk coolers, chilling and freezing infrastructure.
The individuals who are eligible to get the cold storage loan will get a minimum loan of Rs.25 lakhs and a maximum of Rs.1 crore. The loan disbursal is restricted to 60% of the value of the produce.
The eligible individual will have to keep a collateral security which covers 100% of the loan amount. The proprietor of the warehouse must offer his personal guarantee as well.
The Cold Storage Loan can renewed every year and is subject to satisfactory conduct of the facility.
The maximum repayment period is 9 years and is allowed and it includes a grace period of one year.
The warehouse, machinery or any other asset that you have built from the loan amount, must be insured against theft, fire and other calamities. It is best to even opt for the breakdown policy.