New Delhi: The Centre has initiated a drive in mission mode for saturating all PM-KISAN beneficiaries with Kisan Credit Card (KCC).
This will help all such farmers to get short term loan for crop & animal/fish rearing at a maximum interest of 4% on timely repayment.
This drive has started from 10th February and will be carried out for a period of 15 days.
Detailed instructions in this regard have been issued to all the State/UT Govts, MDs of all banks and Chairman NABARD, detailing the procedure to be followed for coverage of PM-KISAN beneficiaries under KCC.
State/UT Governments and banks have been advised to prepare a list of all PM-KISAN beneficiaries who do not have KCC and approach them through line departments.
Bank Sakhis under the NRLM scheme would also be used for motivating PM KISAN beneficiaries to visit the concerned bank branches for the purpose.
As the KCC along with benefit of Interest Subvention has now
been extended to animal husbandry and fisheries farmers also, State/UT
Governments have also been requested to focus on such farmers and facilitate
sanction of additional credit limit/issue fresh KCC to them.