AHIDF SCHEME (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Economy)

News-CRUX-10     15th February 2024        
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Context: Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, recently launched the realigned AHIDF Scheme and released the Radio Jingle on AHIDF at New Delhi. 

Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund (AHIDF)

  • Launched: On 24th June 2020.
  • Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries.
  • Objectives:

oTo help increasing of milk and meat processing capacity and product diversification thereby providing greater access for unorganized rural milk and meat producers to organized milk and meat market.

oTo make available increased price realization for the producer.

oTo make available quality milk and meat products for the domestic consumer.

oTo fulfill the objective of protein enriched quality food requirement of the growing population of the country and prevent malnutrition in one of the highest malnourished children population in the world.

oDevelop enterpreneurship and generate employment.

oTo promote exports and increase the export contribution in the milk and meat sector.

oTo make available quality concentrated animals feed to the cattle, buffalo, sheep, goat, pig and poultry to provide balanced ration at affordable prices.

  • Eligibility: Farmer Producer Organization (FPO), Private companies, Individual entrepreneurs, Section 8 companies, Micro Small and Medium Enterprises. 

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