Infrastructure developed by availing funds under NABARD RIDF during the last six years

Infrastructure developed by availing funds under NABARD RIDF


State Government is providing grant assistance to Aavin under NABARD Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) with an objective of strengthening dairy infrastructure for the benefit of rural milk producers. A sum of Rs.200 crore was released between 2014-2015 and 2018-2019.


Major works taken up utilizing the RIDF funds include.


Establishing a Dairy cum Powder Plant at Thiruvannamalai to convert two lakh litres of milk per day into SMP and Butter.


Establishing SMP and Butter storage facilities in Madurai, Coimbatore and Thiruvannamalai.


Installation of 34 Bulk Milk coolers thereby enabling a can less milk reception at Erode dairy.


Infrastructure facilities have been strengthened in Dindigul, Sivagangai, Pudukkottai Kancheepuram–Thiruvallur, Thanjavur, Vellore, Virudhunagar, Villupuram and Dharmapuri district unions.


During the current year, marketing activities, value addition and storage facilities in newly created unions will be strengthened.






Dairy Processing and Infrastructure Development Fund (DIDF)


It is a central sector scheme aimed to modernize the milk processing plants and machinery for increased production of value added products, thereby enable optimum value of milk to milk producer farmers and supply of quality milk to consumers.


The following 4 projects have been sanctioned at a total financial outlay of Rs.379.29 crore with a loan component of Rs.303.42 crore from NABARD at an interest rate of 6.5% per annum.


  1. New Dairy Plant of 1.00 LLPD at Thanjavur.
  2. Ice-cream Plant of 6 TLPD and Milk Products Plant at Trichy.
  3. New Dairy Plant of 7 LLPD and 30 MTPD Powder Plant at Salem.
  4. Establishment of 10 LLPD Dairy Plant (expandable to 15 LLPD) at Madhavaram, Chennai.