Government sets up special camps to distribute Kisan credit cards to farmers
The camps are held across the country as part of the Kisan Bhagidari Prathmikta Hamari campaign, which aims to enroll farmers in bank-sponsored programs.
KCC Update: Farmers can apply for a loan of Rs 3 lakh under the Centre’s Kisan credit card initiative. Special camps for distributing Kisan credit cards to farmers are being held in Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu from April 24 to May 1.
The camps are held across the country as part of the Kisan Bhagidari Prathmikta Hamari campaign, which aims to enroll farmers in bank-sponsored programs. Farmers receive the card for agriculture as well as for agriculture-related businesses such as animal husbandry and aquaculture.
Farmers can apply to their respective primary agricultural cooperative banks/societies to issue a Kisan credit card by submitting copies of their pattas, Aadhaar cards, PAN cards, family cards and voter card.
Where to apply?
Farmers can also apply for finance in the camps through correspondent banks/panchayat secretaries, or from agricultural offices/livestock offices at the block level.
Farmers are also advised to apply for assistance under Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana or Atal Pension Yojana.
According to Collector V. Jayachandra Bhanu Reddy, farmers who have not obtained institutional credit through any of the above programs are encouraged to apply for the Kisan credit card and access credit.
Other data can also be obtained from NABARD and the main district bank.
According to Karimnagar officials, all banks should set up a dedicated counter to process such applications within the next 14 days and issue Kisan credit cards to farmers.
Applicants will be able to get the loan through a simple process. The facility is provided not only to farmers, but also to people involved in agriculture-related activities.
First published: April 25, 2022, 05:23 IST
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