Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund – UPSC Prelims

Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development (AHIDF) is a Central Sector Scheme. It was launched by the Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, and Dairying.
Aim: To facilitate incentivization of investments for:
  • Dairy processing and value addition infrastructure
  • Meat processing and value addition infrastructure and
  • Animal Feed Plant.
  • To help increase milk and meat processing capacity and increase exports from these sectors
  • To develop entrepreneurship and generate employment
  • It would increase the price realization for the producer
  • To make available quality concentrated animals feed to cattle, buffalo, sheep, goat, pig to poultry.
Eligibility: The following entities will be eligible under AHIDF
  • Farmer Producer Organization(FPO)
  • Private companies
  • Individual entrepreneurs
  • Section 8 companies
  • Micro Small and Medium Enterprises.
Benefits under the scheme:
  • Loan Contribution: The beneficiaries are to contribute a minimum of 10% margin money as an investment. The balance of 90% would be the loan component to be made available by scheduled banks.
  • Interest Subvention: The Government of India will provide a 3% interest subvention to eligible beneficiaries.
  • Loan Moratorium: There will be a 2 years moratorium period for the principal loan amount and 6 years repayment period thereafter.
  • Credit Guarantee Fund: NABARD would maintain a Credit Guarantee Fund. It would provide a Credit guarantee to those sanctioned projects which are covered under MSME defined ceilings. Guarantee Coverage would be up to 25% of the Credit facility of the borrower.
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