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Activities eligible for availing benefits under AHIDF


Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund (AHIDF)

1. Dairy processing : Under the dairy processing infrastructure the EE can avail benefit for establishment of the following :

polygon Establishment of new units and strengthening of existing dairy processing units with quality and hygienic milk processing facilities, packaging facilities or any other activities related to dairy processing.

2. Value added product manufacturing : The EE can also avail loan for establishment of new units and strengthening on existing manufacturing units for value addition of the following milk products:

polygonIce Cream unit
polygonCheese Manufacturing Unit
polygonUltra high temperature (UHT) milk processing unit with tetra packaging facilities
polygonFlavoured milk manufacturing unit
polygonMilk Powder manufacturing unit
polygonWhey powder manufacturing unit
polygonAny other milk products and value addition manufacturing unit.

3. Meat processing and Value addition of facilities:

polygonEstablishment of new meat processing unit and strengthening of existing rural meat processing facilities for sheep/goat/ poultry can be processed.
polygonEstablishment of new meat processing unit and strengthening of existing meat processing unit in semi urban areas for sheep/goat/ poultry can be processed.
polygonEstablishment of new meat processing unit and strengthening of existing meat processing unit in urban areas for sheep/goat/ poultry can be processed.
polygonLarge scale integrated meat processing facilities/ plant/ unit.
polygonExport oriented integrated buffalo meat processing facilities/ plant/ unit
polygonIntegrated Poultry meat processing facilities/unit
polygonPork processing facilities/unit
polygonValue Added Products: Meat products like Sausage, nuggets, ham, salami, bacon making or any other value addition unit can also be established as an integral part of the meat processing unit. Stand alone proposals for setting up of meat value addition unit can also be proposed under AHIDF in the existing unit or new units.

The project cost of each meat processing plant should compulsorily include Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP), Meat Microbiological Testing Laboratory, Residue Testing laboratory, Cold storage for holding the offals, skin/ hide processing areas and their preservation and refrigeration facilities for holding the chilled products and value added products for minimum of 24 hours.

4. EE can also avail benefit for establishment of Animal Feed manufacturing and strengthening of existing units/ plant of the following categories:

polygonEstablishment of Mini, Medium and Large Animal Feed Plant
polygonTotal Mixed Ration Block Making Unit
polygonBy pass protein unit
polygonMineral Mixture Plant
polygonEnrich Silage making unit
polygonAnimal Feed Testing Laboratory to be attached with the Medium to Large feed plant or the EE can avail benefit for establishment of Animal Feed Testing Laboratory in the existing Feed Plant to ensure quality feed.