- For providing hassle-free crop loans to farmers including Small Farmer Marginal Farmer.
- The Government of India
- Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
- National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)
- Interest Subvention Scheme (ISS)
- Kisan Credit Card (KCC) Scheme
Interest Subvention Scheme (ISS)
- Provide short term crop loans up to Rs. 3.00 lakh at a subsidised interest rate for a period of one year.
- If farmers make prompt repayment, additional 3% incentive is given, thereby reducing the effective rate of interest to 4%.
- For providing Short Term Credit to farmers at subsidized rate of interest, Interest subvention is provided to
- Regional Rural Banks,
- Cooperative Banks,
- Public Sector Banks and scheduled Private Sector Banks.
- Expenditure is being partly funded from Krishi Kalyan Kosh.
Kisan Credit Card (KCC) Scheme
- It enables farmers not only purchase agricultural inputs such as seeds, fertilisers, pesticides, but also draw cash to satisfy their agricultural and consumption needs.
- Covers all farmers including tenant farmers, oral lessees and share croppers.
- On the base of land holding and crops grown including post-harvest warehouse storage related credit needs and other farm expenses, a flexible limit of Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 50,000 has been provided to marginal farmers.
- The term loan component will be normally repayable within a period of 5 years.
Government has also taken the following measures to relieve the debt burden of farmers:
- An additional grace period of 60 days for prompt repayment incentive @ 3% will be provided to such of the farmers whose crop loans dues fell due between 01/11/2016 to 31/12/2016 and if such farmers repaid the same within 60 days from their due date in this period.
- Also grant interest waiver for two months (November and December, 2016) for all short term crop loan availed from Cooperative Banks between 01.04.2016 to 30.09.2016.
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