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Introduction

Gujarat has long been considered as one of the most progressive states of India, be it on the industrial front or the agricultural front. Imbued with a proactive, visionary outlook, its government has catalyzed development in various spheres the collective effort has, thus, propelled the state towards progress. Gujarat Agro Industries Corporation (GAIC), which promotes agricultural activities at the ground level and fosters the development of agro industries in the state, is a manifest example of the forward-looking policies of the state. Set up in 1969 under the Companies Act, 1956, GAIC acts as a facilitator and nodal agency for implementation of various scheme of Government of Gujarat and Government of India

The present-day globalized agricultural environment necessitates a holistic approach to farming and all related activities. Moreover, strengthening of the forward and backward linkages between agriculture and industry has also become a prerequisite. This is where GAIC steps in. It plays an important role in increasing competitiveness by encouraging farmers to adopt an integrated approach to agriculture and work towards better returns from the existing set-up.

The basic objectives of GAIC are

  • To accelerate demand-based production of agro-products and develop agro industries in the new global agricultural environment.
  • To enhance the productivity of crops in a sustainable manner and give Gujarat a competitive edge through an integrated approach to agriculture.
  • To increase the levels of return to farmers by promoting value additions.
  • To reduce wastage of agro products and increase the overall income of farmers.
  • To establish a significant position for Gujarat in the global market by creating backward and forward linkages between agriculture and industry.

In order to achieve these objectives, GAIC has a state-wide network reaching the remotest corners, which streamlines the timely supply of agricultural inputs, equipment and services to farmers at reasonable rates.

But that is not all. GAIC's vision goes beyond the obvious. GAIC is all about empowering the farmers. Towards this end, the organization endeavors to bring various stake holders together to find ways and means for adoption of state-of-the-art crop management practices. It also aims at reducing wastage of agricultural produce, value-adding to the basic produce, exploration of export opportunities and going in for contract farming. Besides, energy conservation and promotion of low cost biogas energy is also high on the agenda of GAIC. The ultimate objective is the improvement of the quality of life in rural areas.

History of GAIC

GAIC commenced its operations immediately on its incorporation and achieved turnover of30.00 Lacs in the year 1969-70, which subsequently crossed20,000.00 Lacs mark and went up over 21,000.00 Lacs. A two-pronged strategy was adopted by GAIC at that time: First to provide much needed farm machineries, equipments and other agricultural inputs. Secondly to set up agricultural processing and storage units - to fill the gap between production and demand that existed at that time. Overall it consists of fruits & vegetables processing units, cold storages, oil extraction and refinery units, pesticides formulation units and so on. It had also supported setting up of high tech units in joint sector.

GAIC - FACILITATOR of Growth

Gujarat has long been considered as one of the most progressive states of India, be it on the industrial front or the agricultural front. Imbued with a proactive, visionary outlook, its government has catalyzed development in various spheres the collective effort has, thus, propelled the state towards progress.

Gujarat Agro Industries Corporation (GAIC), is all about empowering the farmers, through promoting agricultural activities at the ground level and fostering the development of agro industries in the state. Set up in 1969 under the Companies Act, 1956, GAIC acts as a facilitator and nodal agency for implementation of various scheme of Government of Gujarat and Government of India.

The present-day globalized agricultural environment necessitates a holistic approach to farming and all related activities. Moreover, strengthening of the forward and backward linkages between agriculture and industry has also become a prerequisite. This is where GAIC steps in.

It plays an important role in increasing competitiveness by encouraging farmers to adopt an integrated approach to agriculture and work towards better returns from the existing set-up.

GAIC as a facilitator and catalyst

Presently acting as a facilitator in Agro Industrial Development of the State on behest and behalf of the Gujarat State Government, it is continuing essential activities benefiting the farmers.

GAIC is also acting as a catalyst for promoting agro industrial development in Gujarat, by identifying crucial avenues, cutting edge technologies and setting up agriculture infrastructures projects. It provides an all-round package of services, in a manner that has remained unmatched, which has put itself among the forefront of major Agro Industries Development Corporations in the country. Giving support by way of providing inputs to farmers and finding processors/exporters for profitable markets for their product have always been GAIC’s objectives.

GAIC provides employment opportunities to un-employed technicians / agricultural graduates of farming community.

GAIC has a strong Rural Marketing network for distribution of Pesticides, Fertilizers and implements etc.

GAIC as Nodal Agency

State Government Schemes

GAIC acts as a Nodal Agency of Directorate of Agriculture, for disbursing subsidies to the farmers, under its own schemes. For details of subsidy schemes of Directorate of Agriculture log on tohttp://www.agri.gujarat.gov.inhttp://www.agri.gujarat.gov.in/: External website that opens in a new window GAIC also implements Bio-gas Programme through its field officers, SEBGS (Self-employed Bio Gas Supervisors) and Non Government Organizations. Their overall scope of work includes selection of beneficiaries, supervision, installation and commissioning of the plant and providing after-sales services up to 3 years.

GAIC is also acting as a Nodal Agency for Government of Gujarat, to implement Agro Industrial Policy, for promoting the development of agro industry and agro based products in the Gujarat State. This policy helps in promoting one of the vital initiatives taken by Gujarat Government, in declaring Gujarat as the destination for agricultural business. For more information, Click toGovernment Resolution PDF file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site.(359 KB)andAgro Industrial Policy.

Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Govt. of India

For the development of Food Processing Industries and to minimize the wastage of fruits & vegetables in the country, Ministry of Food Processing Industries Government of India (GOI) has declared numerous schemes for financial assistance. Gujarat is one of the major state producing fruits and vegetables. Ministry of Food Processing Industries has appointed GAIC as its Nodal Agency for Gujarat State. Applications received for assistance under the various schemes of MFPI, are scrutinized by GAIC and recommended to MFPI for financial assistance to the eligible entrepreneur.
For more information, Click to Schemes MOFPI

Small Farmers Agri Business Consortium (SFAC)

Venture Capital assistance - Under the venture capital assistance scheme of Small Farmers Agri Business Consortium (SFAC) there is provision of providing financial assistance in the form of equity to qualifying agri business project on the recommendation of the bank financing the project. The financial assistance will be in the form of equity capital provided by small Farmers Agri Business Consortium (SFAC) which will be repayable in installment at a interest (same as on Term Loan) , after term loan has been repaid. The assistance will be lowest of the following:

Corporation

  • 10% of total project cost,
  • 26% of project equity,
  • 75.00 Lacs

Note: The qualifying projects are

  • Projects should be in agriculture or allied sector i.e. horticulture , floriculture, medical and aromatic plants, sericulture, vermicompost, plantation crops, fisheries etc.
  • The Project should provide assured market to farmers/producer groups.
  • The Project should encourage farmers to diversify into high value crops to increase farm incomes.
  • The project should be accepted by bank for qrant of team laon.

Small Farmers Agri Business Consortium (SFAC)

(Society Under Department of Agriculture and co-operation, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. Of India)

Address : NCUI Auditorium Building , 5th Floor, 3, Siri Institutional Area, August Kranti Marg, Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016
Telephone : 011-26862365
EPABX : 011-26966017, 26966037
Fax : 011-26862367
E-mail : sfac@nic.in
Website : http://www.sfacindia.comhttp://www.sfacindia.com/: External website that opens in a new window

Agricultural and Processed Food Product Export Development Authority, Govt. of India

To boost export of agriculture-processed foods, APEDA (Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority) of Government of India, is providing several types of assistance.To facilitate the exporters of Gujarat to take the benefit of APEDA's wide range of schemes, its virtual office has been started at GAIC Ahmedabad. The exporters can contact us to know about the schemes, how to apply and the status of their application. For more information click toSchemes APEDA

Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources, Govt. of India

During the Sixth Five Year Plan, considering the energy crisis situation and the depletion of forest cover-a National Project on Bio gas development was announced. Implementation of this project was entrusted to GAIC. Gujarat State Government is also providing subsidy to the beneficiaries. GAIC’s performance in implementing the scheme has remained exceptional..

http://india.gov.in, The National Portal of India : External website that opens in a new windowMinistry of Rural Development, Government of India : External website that opens in a new windowAgriculture & Cooperation Department, Government of Gujarat : External website that opens in a new windowSmall Farmers' Agri-Business Consortium : External website that opens in a new windowMinistry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India : External website that opens in a new windowAgricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority : External website that opens in a new windowOffice of The Chief Electoral Officer, Gujarat State Vibrant Gujarat 2019 - The Global Business Hub : External website that opens in a new window
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