KRISHI UDAN SCHEME (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Govt Scheme)

News-CRUX-10     12th December 2023        
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Context: The Government has said that 58 Airports in the country have been covered under the Krishi Udan Scheme.

Krishi Udan Scheme

  • About: It is an international and national routes to assist farmers in transporting agricultural products to help improve their value realization.
  • Launched: August 2020
  • Aim: To ensure seamless, cost-effective, time-bound air transportation and associated logistics for all Agri-produce originating especially from Northeast, hilly and tribal regions of the country. 
  • Implementation Agency: AAI Cargo Logistics and Allied Services Company Limited (AAICLAS)
  • Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
  • Objectives
  • To increase the share of air in the modal mix for transportation of Agri-produce, which includes horticulture, fishery, livestock & processed products.
  • Providing more air connectivity (national and international) between origin-destination airports aimed at bringing in improved logistics efficiency.
  • Improving infrastructure and performance in processing of air cargo by all stakeholders, including Agri-produce, horticulture, fisheries, livestock products at airports and off-airport facilities, by regulatory participating governmental agencies (PGAs).
  • Imparting special focus to air freight of organic and natural produce of NER, Tribal and Hilly Districts.


  • About: The scheme proposes to facilitating and incentivizing movement of Agri-produce by air transportation.