What We Do


Core Functions:

NIDA is a line of credit for funding rural infrastructure projects under the following three channels:

  • Funding rural infrastructure projects directly to State Government and State-owned Institutions.
  • Funding PPP infrastructure projects in rural areas, developed directly or through Special Purpose Vehicles promoted by State-owned Institutions, Co-operatives, Producer Organizations, Corporates etc.
  • Funding non-PPP, rural infrastructure projects developed by Registered entities like Companies and Co-operatives.


Since inception in 2010-11 till 31 August 2023, cumulative sanction and disbursement under NIDA stood at Rs 70496.17 crore and Rs 37361.24 crore respectively.

Progress during the last 5 years and the current year has been impressive as indicated below:

(Rs crore)

Year Sanctioned Disbursed
2018-19 7362.76 2500.05
2019-20 4382.30 3727.09
2020-21 22767.75 7506.08
2021-22 8125.27 7136.26
2022-23 3581.71 6329.48
2023-24 (as on 31 August 2023) 1064.86 1095.38

Since launch of the product, NABARD has sanctioned 133 projects under NIDA covering following sectors

  • Power transmission
  • Renewable energy (wind and solar power generation)
  • Restoration of power distribution
  • Roads and bridges
  • Warehousing
  • Development of Market Yard
  • Irrigation
  • Drinking water
  • Sanitation
  • Rural Tourism
  • Education

State-wise and Sector-wise Loans to State Governments / Government-owned entities under NIDA is given inAnnexure I.