In the month of May this year, Finance Minister (FM) Nirmala Sitharaman had announced the breakup of the economic stimulus package summing up to 20 lakh cr as a part of Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan. The Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF) is part of the third tranche of the package, which involves agriculture, food processing, and related activities. The amount is to be broken up for the development of fisheries, both inland, and marine, under the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana, which will also provide employment to 55 lakh people.

Additionally, the fund was also delegated for the ramping up of the dairy infrastructure, vaccination of livestock, growing of herbal and medicinal plants, and beekeeping as well. Also, a central law is to be formulated and implemented to sell produce at a good price, to provide barrier-free, inter-state trade, and to build the framework for e-trading of agriculture produce.