Under Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development (AHIDF) scheme individual entrepreneurs, private companies, MSME, Farmers Producers Organizations (FPOs) and Section 8 companies will be provided incentives for establishing the dairy processing and value addition infrastructure, meat processing and value addition infrastructure, Animal Feed Plant, Breed Improvement Technology and Breed Multiplication Farm, Animal Waste to Wealth Management & Veterinary Vaccine and Drugs Manufacturing facilities.


The AHIDF Scheme aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • To help increasing of milk and meat processing capacity and product diversification

  • Promote and improve exports in the milk and meat sector.

  • Make quality animal feed available to cattle, buffalo, sheep, goat, pig and poultry at affordable prices.

  • Develop entrepreneurship and generate employment in the country.

  • Breed improvement technology and breed multiplication farm

Eligible Borrowers

  • Individual entrepreneurs

  • Private companies

  • Farmer Producer Organization(FPO)

  • Section 8 companies

  • Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Eligible Projects

AHIDF focuses on incentivising investments in various areas, including:

  • Dairy processing and value addition infrastructure

  • Value added dairy product manufacturing:

  • Meat processing and Value addition of facilities:

  • Animal Feed manufacturing and strengthening of existing units/ plant.

  • Breed improvement technology and breed multiplication farm

  • Animal waste to wealth management (Agri Waste Management)

  • Setting up of veterinary vaccine and drugs manufacturing facilities

Nature of Loan

Term Loan

Quantum of Loan/Margin Money:

Maximum loan amount to be upto 90% of the estimated or actual project cost.

Repayment Period:

Repayment period should not exceed 8 years from the date of first disbursement.

The maximum period should not exceed 10 years.

Scheme Benefit:

  1. Credit Guarantee Coverage

A credit guarantee coverage of 25% is offered on the loan amount sanctioned by the bank, subject to eligibility criteria. Eligible entities covered under the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) category can benefit from this credit guarantee.

For other categories other than MSME, credit guarantee coverage not available. However, they will be eligible for interest subvention.

  1. Interest Subvention

Loans under this financing facility are eligible for interest subvention of 3% per annum. The entire Term Loan amount towards eligible components of the project cost is eligible for the interest subvention.