The animal husbandry infrastructure development (AHIDF) is a central sector scheme under the prime minister’s atma nirbhar bharat abhiyan stimulus package for incentivizing investments (i) the dairy processing and value addition infrastructure, (ii) meat processing and value addition infrastructure and (iii) animal feed plant with budget allocation of Rs.15000 crore.
The following entities will be eligible under AHIDF
a) Farmer Producer Organization(FPO)
b) Private companies
c) Individual entrepreneurs
d) Section 8 companies
e) Micro Small and Medium Enterprises
The project under the AHIDF shall be eligible for loan up to 90% of the estimated/ actual project cost from the Scheduled Bank based on submission of viable projects by eligible beneficiaries.
The beneficiary contribution in case of Micro and Small units as per MSME defined ceiling could be 10% while in case of Medium Enterprises as per defined MSME ceiling, beneficiary contribution could go up to 15%. The beneficiary contribution in other categories of enterprises could go up to 25%.