FAQ's
1. Which Courses are available at Horticulture training Center?
  • General Greenhouse Management
  • Automation in Protected Cultivation
  • Cultivation of Open Field Flowers, Greens and Exotic Vegetables
  • Plant Propagation & Nursery Management
  • Crop Specific Courses -(Rose / Gerbera and Carnation / Anthurium and Orchid/ Vegetable Cultivation)
  • Marketing of Horticultural Produce
2. What is the duration of the training courses?

Duration of training courses is 5 days and are conducted throughout the year.

3. What is the fees of training courses?

Fees for each training course is Rs.4500/- per candidate. The mode of payment should be Demand Draft/Cheque or Cash. One passport size photograph is must at the time of payment of fees.

4.Whether any new courses will be started at HTC?

Yes, Following new courses will be started at HTC -

  • Cultivation of Commercial Horticultural Crops & Medicinal and Aromatic plants.
  • Organic farming.
  • Precision Farming.
  • Vanilla Xultivation,Processing and Marketing.
  • Safe and Judicious use of farm chemicals.
  • Quality standards of fresh & processed Horticultural produce.
  • Wine marketing
5. What is the educational qualification required for the training?

The only qualification required for the training is general information related to agriculture. Farmers,businessman,teachers,students,farm managers, financial organisations, skilled workers can participate in the training course.

1. Which are the documents required for Import Export code?

MSAMB,Pune provides help in getting the Import-Export code(IEC),APEDA registration to individual or co-operative society. For the same the concern society must provide all relevant documents.Individual or co-operative society can get the IE code and for the same there is need of PAN number given by Income Tax Department.

The documents required are as under-

Sr.No. Individual Co-operative Society
1 The application of JT. DIRECTOR GENERAL OF FOREIGN TRADE for Import-Export code. The application of JT.DIRECTOR of FOREIGN TRADE for Import-Export codean the letterhead of the society.
2 Photocopy of PAN number Photocopy of society registration certificates, PAN number
3 Certificate of bankon its letterhaed in prescribed format Certificate of bankon its letterhaed in prescribed format
4 Two passport size photographs. Two passport size photographs of the Chairman of the society
5 The cheque of Rs.1000/- in favour of "JT.DIRECTOR GENERAL OF FOREIGN TRADE" (Non-refundable) The cheque of Rs.1000/- in favour of "JT. DIRECTOR GENERAL OF FOREIGN TRADE"(Non-refundable)
6 The cheque of Rs.1000/- in favour of "JT. DIRECTOR GENERAL OF FOREIGN TRADE"(Non-refundable) Self addressed envelope of size 8.5" X 11" with affixed stamps of Rs.36/- and name of Director/Partner,Date of birth,Father's full name etc. on the letterhead of the society.

All the above documents must be self certified.
JT. DIRECTOR OF GENERAL OF FOREIGN TRADE, may ask for original documents for verification.

Service Charge:-

MSAMB,Pune will charge Rs.500/- for providing help in getting IE code.

2.What are the quality standards required for export of Alphonso Mango?

For export of Alphonso Mangoes fruit weight,fruit size,packing are important things to be considered.As per the requirement demanded by various countries,exporter has to fulfill the demands required by the importer.Countriwise quality standards are as follows-

      Middle East Countries Germany UK
Variety Alphonso Mango wt.of fruit 200-250 gms. 250-300 gms 250-300 gms.
Packing     1doz/2.5kg 1 doz/2.5kg 1 doz/2.5kg
Storage Temp     13°C 13°C 13°C
Mode of Export     By Sea By Air By Air
3.Which are the export promotional bodies/boards working in India?

In India, Agricultural and processed foods export department Authority (APEDA), New Delhi is the apex body working on export promotion from India under Ministry of Commerce are the various organisations helps to export business from the country.

So far as the commodity export is concerned Cashew export council,Tea Board, Coffee Board,Rubber board are the authorities for concern commodity export, providing all necessary help and guidence.

4.Which countries are having great demand for the flowers grown in poluhouses? & which are the quality standards for these flowers?

The Holland, Germany,Singapore & America (USA) has great demand for importing Carnation, Gerbera, Roses,Orchid,Anthurium etc.

The quality standards for export of Carnation and Gerbera flowers is as follows-

Carnation-

  • The length of the stem should be more than 65 cm.
  • The stem of the flower should be straight.
  • Flowers should be harvested at early in the morning when the temperature is low.
  • Length of the bud should be 2 to 3 cms.
  • Flowers should be packed in 100 X 40 X 20 cms. corrugated fiber boxes.
  • Each bunch is having 20 stems & be wrapped in a wrapping paper to avoid injuries.
  • Boxes are to be labelled with Importer's/Expoerter's full name with address, phone no., fax no. and details of packing.

Gerbera-

For export of Gerbera, following points should be considered.

  • 1) The diameter of the flower should be 12-14 cm.
  • 2) The stem of the flower should be straight with minimum length 55 to 60 cms.
  • 3) Each flower disc is covered with polythene bag so as to avoid mechanical injury during transport.
  • 4) The bunch should be prepared by packing 10 to 20 flowers in a single bunch and flowers are packed attractivelyby using transperent plastic paper.
  • 5) Flowers should be packed in 100 X 40 X 20 cm CFB boxes.
5.What are the documents required for Export of Agricultural commodity /produce?

For export of Agricultural produce documents related to -

  • 1. Goods
  • Shipment
  • Payment
  • Quality of goods
  • Foreign exchange regulation.

 

1) Documents related to goods:-
a) Invoice- Sellers bill for trade & contains particulars about goods (prepared by exporter)
b) Packing List - Consolidated statement of contents of number of packs (prepared by exporetr)
c) Certificate of origin- Specifies the country of [roduction of goods(obtained by Chamber of Commerce)
 
2) Documents related to shipment :-
a) Mate Receipt:- Mate receipt is a receipt issued by the commanding office of the ship when the cargo is loaded.
b) Shipping Bill :- Shipping bill isa main documenton the basis of which the customers permission for export is given.[Prepared by Exporter/CHA & cerified by custom Authority]
c) Bill of handing:- Bill ofhanding is a document wherein the shipping company gives its official receipts of the goods shipped in its vessel and contracts to carry them to part of destination.
d) Airway Bill:- (Air Consignment Note) is a receipt issued by an airline for the carriage of goods.

 

 

3) Documents related to Payment:-
a) Letter of Credit (L/C):- Issued by an importers bank in favour of exporter giving him the authority to draw bills to assure the payment against delivary of goods.
b) Bill of Exchange:- Bill of exchange is an instrument. Containing an unconditional order directing a certain person to pay a certain sum of money to the bearer of the instrument.
 
4)Documents related to quality of goods:-
a) Phytosanitory Certificate :- Issued by plant protection authorities certifies that material is free fromquarantine pests & other injurious pests.It is specific to country of importer.

B) HACCP Certification:- (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point)
- European Quality Sandard.
- Hygienic Codes of Practices.
- Certification for Agro Sector, food,drinks and allied industry.

Certifying Agency:-
- American Quality Assessors (I) Pvt. Ltd., Hydrabad
- Quality Services & Solutions (QSS) Pvt. Ltd. Mumbai

c)Eurogap Certification:-
[European Retail Parties Good Agricultural Preactices]
- European Quality Standards
- It incorporates Integrated pest management and Integrated crop management

d)Health Certificate:-
-Certificate issued by food Laboratory showing that that food is fit for human consumption.

Certifying Agency:-
1) State Health Laboratory,Yerwada,Pune
2) Muncipal Laboratory,Dadar, Mumbai

e)Organic Certification:-
- Certificate indicating material produce is based on organic farming.

Certifying Agency:-
1) Ecocert International, Aurangabad
2) Skal International,Bangalore
3) SGS India Pvt.Ltd,Gurgaon

 

 

5)Documents related to Foreign Exchange Regulations:-
GR Form: Documents required by RBI which assures to RBI that the exporter will realise the proceeds of goods within 180 days from the date of Shipment.

 

6) Other Document :
Bank Realisation Certification(BRC):- This is the advice given by Foreign Exchange Bank after the realisation of money from importer against the goods delivered to him.

1. Is Project reports prepared for Co-operative Societies only?

No. Project Reports are prepared for not only for Co-operative Societies, but also for others like Individual entrepreneurs, Agricultural Produce Market Committees, Private Firms etc.

2.Is the consultancy is restricted to project report preparation? if not, what are other services or guidance provided?

No, consultancy is not restricted to the project report preparation. The consultancy Division provides following types of services:- Preparation of Detail Project Reports, Loan proposals in the prescribed format according to funding agency, Project Implementation etc.

3. What are the consultancy charges for the consultancy services ?
Sr.No Description Revised Consultancy Fees1
1 Project cost upto Rs.5 Crores -Upto 2 Crores -0.4 % + S.T.
- Rs.2 Crores to 5 Crores Rs.1.00 Lac + S.T.(Service Tax)
2 Project cost Rs.5 Crores - 10 Crores - Rs.5 Crores to 10 Crores Rs.1.5 Lac + S.T.
3 Project cost more than 10 Crores -Rs.10 Cr. -15 Crores Rs.2.00 Lac + S.T.
-Rs.15 Cr. -25 Crores Rs.2.50 Lac + S.T.
- More than 25 Crores Rs.30.00 Lac + S.T.
4 To prepare the DPR under VISHEH GHATAK YOJANA Schedule caste and schedule tribes societies - Consession in above fees upto 50% + S.T. w.r.t. above
4. What are the sources of Subsidy Schemes from Central Govt. or State Govt. for Project Installation? If yes, What information MSAMB will provide regarding Subsidy Scheme?

Yes, Available information about existing subsidy schemes of Central & State Government will be provided by MSAMB. Financial proposals are prepared by MSAMB with its scheduled fee.

5. What is role of MSAMB for financial help from Financial Institutions?

Financial assistance proposals in the prescribed format as per likely funding agency are prepared.

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