DIDF in Brief

To ensure that Dairy Cooperatives remain competitive for the sustained benefit of farmers, the Government of India had announced creation of Dairy Processing and Infrastructure Development Fund with a total scheme outlay of Rs. 11,184 crore for implementation during 2018-19 to 2022-23. Under the scheme, a corpus fund of Rs. 8004 crore has been set up for creation of dairy processing infrastructure. Out of the remaining amount, Rs. 2001 Crore shall be End Borrowers contribution, Rs. 12 Crore shall be the share from National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) / National Cooperative Dairy Corporation (NCDC) and Rs. 1167 Crore shall be contributed by DAHD, Government of India (GoI) towards interest subvention. Under the scheme, NDDB can also directly provide funds to the End Borrowers from its own resources, apart from funding from NABARD.

Now, as per the revised Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund (AHIDF) Scheme guidelines issued by DAHD vide OM No. AA-17/2/2022-NLM-DADF dtd. 26 March 2024, DIDF Scheme has been merged with AHIDF Scheme and projects sanctioned under DIDF Scheme till 31 March 2023 will continue to avail funding as well as interest subvention benefit @2.5% under AHIDF.