As a supplement to the finance of APMC, the Maharashtra State Agricultural Marketing Board gives some amount as loan to enable APMCs to undertake developmental programmes. However, MSAMB insists on availing loans from Banks by the APMCs for their development programmes. The development works include Drinking water facility, compound wall, gate, internal roads, electrification, auction halls and platform, godowns, computers, weigh bridges, farmers hostel, hamal bhavan, trader's and commission agent's shops, etc. The loans are sanctioned as per the norms prescribed by MSAMB.
As per the rules of the Marketing Board, the rate of interest for development works except construction of shopping complex, are as follows:
|Sr. No.||Class of APMC||Rate of Interest|
|1||Agriculture Pledge loan Scheme||6%|
|2||All APMC- Drinking water facility, auction platform, compound, weigh bridge, grading equipment, sanitary, road, electrification, work under TMC & other work & Shopping Complex.||6%|
APMCs submit the loan applications with details, which are being processed at the head office. The APMC has to submit a loan proposal along with the following documents.
The repayment period of loan provided for the following development works is as follows.
|Sr. No.||Development Work||Repayment Period|
|1||Drinking water system, Auction halls, Compound, Sanitary, Computers and Weigh bridges, Roads, Shetkari Niwas, Electrification, & other facilities||10 Years|
|2||Traders Shops||5 Years|
|3||Commercial Shops, Commercial Complex||1 Year|
The Marketing Board has disbursed the loan amount Rs.191.78 Crore to 269 APMCs in the State during last 33 years (i.e. from 1985 to March 2017), out of which, the principle outstanding amount as on 31st March 2017, is Rs.62.16 Crore.
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