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58 airports are covered under Krishi Udan 2.0 till now

On October 27, 2021, the Krishi Udan Scheme 2.0 was unveiled, improving upon the previous provisions and primarily focusing on the transportation of perishable food items from mountainous regions, north-eastern states, and tribal territories. In the Krishi Udan Scheme, eight Ministries/Departments would pool their existing programmes to improve the logistics for moving agricultural products.

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) offers full waivers of landing, parking, Terminal Navigational Landing Charges (TNLC), and Route Navigation Facility Charges (RNFC) for Indian freighters and P2C (Passenger-to-Cargo) aircraft. This was primarily done around 25 airports, with a focus on the north-eastern, hilly, and tribal regions, as well as 28 airports in other regions/areas, in order to facilitate and incentivise the movement of agri-produce by air transportation. Additionally, five additional airports have been included after Krishi Udan 2.0 was evaluated, bringing the total to 58 airports.

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