Rural Infrastructure Development Fund
The Rural infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) was set up in 1995-96 by the Indian government to provide financial support for rural infrastructure projects. It is maintained by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD). Projects funded by the RIDF are being implemented by the Panchayati Raj institutions, state governments and public sector undertakings. In 2020-21, the NABARD has provided Rs.1,236 crore from this fund. This is the highest funding under this initiative.