Gangtok, 10 February: (IPR) A meeting under the chairmanship of Additional District Collector (East), Shri Jamyang C. Namgyal with stakeholders of the State on sensitization of Kishan Credit Card (KCC) loan scheme was held here at the office of Additional District Collector, East, today.
The meeting had the presence of Additional Director, Agriculture Department, Smt Bina Rai, Lead District Manager, State Bank of Sikkim, Shri Gopal Lama, General Manager, NABARD, Smt. R. Tshering and Deputy General Manager, NABARD, Shri G. Ramesh Kumar.
KCC is a special initiative of the Government to facilitate universal access to concessional institutional credit for all PM-KISAN beneficiaries. Further, the scheme includes SMS service to all PM-KISAN beneficiaries from PM-KISAN portal to visit the concerned bank branch for getting the KCC benefit.
It was informed in the meeting that under the scheme, the eligible farmers can now take benefits of PM-KISAN under KCC once they fill up a one page simplified form, submit land record documents and the details of crop sown in the land.
The benefit has now extended to eligible Animal Husbandry and Fisheries farmers and all charges including the processing, documentation, inspection and ledger folio charges as well as other service charges for KCC loans upto Rs. 3 lakhs have been waived.
It was also reported that 2,627 beneficiaries in East Sikkim will be covered under the KCC Scheme.
ADC directed Bank branches to prepare list of PM-KISAN beneficiaries who do not have KCC and share the same with Government functionaries of Line Departments so that they can be approached for availing the KCC benefit.