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February 21, 2024
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Agri-Transport Revolution: 58 Airports including Bihar encompassed in Krishi Udan Scheme

New Delhi/Patna: As of the latest update on December 11, 2023, a total of 58 airports are covered under the Krishi Udan Scheme. Launched in August 2020 on both international and national routes, the scheme aims to facilitate the transportation of agricultural products, enhancing the value realization for farmers. Krishi Udan Scheme 2.0, introduced on October 27, 2021, focuses primarily on transporting perishable food products from hilly areas, North Eastern States, and tribal regions.

According to the report, Out of these 58 airports, 25 specifically cater to the North Eastern, Hilly, and Tribal regions, while the remaining 33 are distributed across other regions and areas. The scheme operates as a convergence initiative involving eight Ministries/Departments, namely the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Department of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, and Ministry of Development of North-Eastern Region. These entities collaborate to leverage their existing schemes to strengthen logistics for the transportation of agricultural produce.

To encourage and facilitate the movement of agri-produce through air transportation, the Krishi Udan Scheme provides waivers for landing charges, parking charges, etc. for Indian freighters at selected airports under the scheme. The State-wise list of the 58 airports covered under the Krishi Udan Scheme is available in the Annexure.

State-wise List of Airports Covered Under KrishiUdan Scheme

State/Union TerritoryAirport 
Andaman & NicobarPort Blair 1
Andhra PradeshVisakhapatnam 2
Arunachal PradeshTezu 3
Assam        Dibrugarh 4
 Jorhat 5
 Lilabari 6
 Rupsi 7
 Silchar 8
 Tezpur 9
BiharPatna 10
 Darbhanga 11
ChandigarhChandigarh 12
ChhattisgarhRaipur 13
GoaGoa 14
GujaratBhuj 15
 Jamnagar 16
 Rajkot 17
Himachal PradeshBhuntar 18
 Gaggal 19
 Shimla 20
Jammu & KashmirJammu 21
 Srinagar 22
JharkhandRanchi 23
KarnatakaBelagavi 24
KeralaThiruvananthapuram 25
LadakhLeh 26
LakshadweepAgatti 27
Madhya PradeshIndore 28
MaharashtraBhopal 29
 Jabalpur 30
ManipurNashik 31
MeghalayaPune 32
MizoramImphal 33
NagalandShillong 34
OdishaLengpui 35
PunjabDimapur 36
 Jharsuguda 37
 Adampur 38
RajasthanAmritsar 39
 Pathankot 40
SikkimJaisalmer 41
Tamil NaduJodhpur 42
 Pakyong 43
TripuraCoimbatore 44
Uttar PradeshTiruchirappalli 45
 Agartala 46
 Agra 47
 Bareli 48
 Gorakhpur 49
 Hindon 50
 Kanpur 51
Uttarakhand    Prayagraj 52
 Varanasi 53
 Dehradun 54
West BengalPantnagar 55
 Pithoragarh 56
 Bagdogra 57
 Kolkata 58

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation Gen. (Dr) V. K. Singh (Retd) in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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