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AHIDF: Govt offering loans to Livestock Farmers, Application Process Inside

Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan stimulus package mentioned about setting up of Rs. 15000 crore animal husbandry infrastructure development fund (AHIDF). The animal husbandry infrastructure development (AHIDF) has been approved for incentivizing investments by individual entrepreneurs, private companies, farmers producers organizations (FPOs) and Section 8 companies to establish

Ayushi Raina
Cows their owner
Cows their owner

Livestock farming is one of the main occupations in Rural India and in order to promote it, the government is implementing a number of schemes to help farmers and livestock farmers increase their income.

The Central Government has launched a scheme to offer a loan of Rs.15000 crore under the Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund, with the farmer and animal husbandry receiving up to 90% of the loan amount.

Objectives of Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund Scheme are as follows:

• To aid in the expansion of milk and meat processing capacity and product diversity, allowing unorganized rural milk and meat producers, greater access to the organized milk and meat markets.

• To provide the producer with increased price realization

• To make high-quality milk and meat products available to the general public.

• To meet the protein-enriched quality food requirements of the country's expanding population and to avoid malnutrition in one of the world's most malnourished children populations.

• Encourage entrepreneurship and employment generation.

• To boost exports and enhance the milk and meat sector's export contribution.

• To make the high-quality concentrated animal feed available to cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats, pigs, and poultry in order to give a balanced ration at a reasonable price.

The Government is providing loans for these units

The Animal Husbandry Department will make these units available for the loan facility. Have a Look!

• Milk Powder Manufacturing Unit

• ice cream making unit

• Ultra High Temperature (UHT) Milk Processing Unit with Tetra Packaging Facilities

• Flavored Milk Manufacturing Unit

• Whey Powder Manufacturing Unit

• Establishment of various types of meat processing units

• Cheese Manufacturing Unit

Applying Procedure

To apply for a loan under AHIDF, you need to keep the following things in mind-

1. For this, first of all, registration has to be done by visiting the Udyamimitra portal: https://udyamimitra.in/

2. After this the page will open in front of you to start the application process where you have to apply for the loan.

3. Following that, the Animal Husbandry Department will review your application.

4. The bank/lender will then sanction the loan after receiving approval from the department.

Stay tuned to Krishi Jagran English Portal for updates on similar government schemes.

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