About the Scheme
- Krishi UDAN Scheme was launched to assist farmers in transporting agricultural products so that it improves their value realisation.
- The scheme aims to ensure seamless, cost-effective, time-bound air transportation and associated logistics for all Agri-produce originating especially from Northeast, hilly and tribal regions of the country.
- The objectives are to increase the share of air in the modal mix for transportation of Agri-produce, which includes horticulture, fishery, livestock & processed products.
Why in News?
- The government is planning to bring 21 more airports under the Krishi Udan scheme.