Rs 1,04,580 Crore credit target fixed for AH and Dairying for 2022-23

Pashu Sandesh, 21 July 2022

Answering an unstarred question in Lok Sabha on steps taken by the Government to ensure the growth of the livestock sector by increasing farmers' access to animal health and credit services, the minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Parshottam Rupala informed the house as follows-

In order to increase access to credit services for the Animal husbandry and Dairy Sector, the Department is implementing Credit Linked Infrastructure Development Schemes such as Dairy Processing Infrastructure Development Fund (DIDF), Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund(AHIDF), Supporting Dairy Cooperatives and Farmer producer organizations involved in dairy activities (SDCFPO) and credit linked Entrepreneurship Schemes such as Breed Multiplication Farm under Rashtriya Gokul Mission(RGM), Sheep, Goat, Pig breeder farm & breed development in rural poultry under National Livestock Mission. Special drives were carried out in association with D/o Financial Services (DFS) to provide fresh KCC to animal husbandry and dairy farmers in the country. The Department in association with D/o Financial Services is currently organizing a Nationwide AHDF KCC campaign from 15.11.2021 to 31.07.2022. In order to ensure increased credit flow, a target of Rs 1,04,580 Crore is fixed as a ground-level credit target for Animal Husbandry and Dairying during 2022-23.