Centre asks Tripura to set priority on farmers issue

Centre asks Tripura to set priority on farmers issue

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Agartala, Jun 15: Tripura government was asked to set priority for implementation of three key schemes - Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM-Kisan), PM Kisan Pension Scheme for small and marginal farmers and cover all the farmers with Kisan Credit Card (KCC), said Agriculture and Farmers Welfare minister Pranajit Singha
Roy here today.He said this is for the first time, Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare minister Narendra Singh Tomar assured the state governments during video conference two days ago that the central government would going to hold meeting with the commercial banks for time bound disposal of the credit request of the farmers.

“It is found that farmers having KCC after applying for loan have not been given the response by the banks most of the time and even if they response it’s too late. As a result, farmers could not produce as much as they expected. Now central government planning to provide debit card against each KCC and issued mandatory compliance for the banks to disburse the credit within 15 days after receiving proper application and farmers need not go to bank for taking money.

By using debit card the amount can be pulled out from anywhere,” Singha Roy stated.He said, PM-Kisan started in December last year and so far in two installments amounting of Rs 60.43 Cr was credited to 1.51 lakh farmers out of the total 4.72 lakh in the state. (UNI)