PM Kisan: Over 2 crore farmers got Kisan Credit Cards; know step-by-step process to apply for KCC through SBI
The PM Kisan Credit Card has now been linked to the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM Kisan).
The Kisan Credit Card (KCC) scheme is a Central government scheme that provides farmers with timely access to credit. The scheme was launched in 1998 with an aim to provide short-term formal credit to farmers. It was created by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).
To connect farmers with technology, we have made it easier for them to get help from banks. Today farmers are getting weather information in a better way. Recently, more than 2 crore farmers have been given Kisan Credit Cards by running a campaign, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted on 28th September.
The PM Kisan Credit Card has now been linked to the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM Kisan). Farmers can seek a loan from KCC for up to Rs 3 lakh at 4 per cent interest rate. It is also easier for PM Kisan beneficiaries to apply for KCC.
“More than 2 crore Kisan Credit Cards were issued during Corona person, most of them to small farmers. Such farmers will be benefitted by the agriculture infrastructure and connectivity infrastructure that is coming up in the country,” according to PIB.
The KCC scheme was introduced to ensure that the credit requirements for farmers in the agriculture, fisheries, and animal husbandry sector was being met. This was done by helping them avail short-term loans and provide them with a credit limit to purchase equipment and for their other expenses as well.
किसानों को टेक्नोलॉजी से जोड़ने के लिए हमने उन्हें बैंकों से मदद को और आसान बनाया गया है।
आज किसानों को और बेहतर तरीके से मौसम की जानकारी मिल रही है।
हाल ही में अभियान चलाकर 2 करोड़ से ज्यादा किसानों को किसान क्रेडिट कार्ड दिए गए हैं: PM @narendramodi
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 28, 2021
Moreover, with the help of KCC, farmers are exempt from the high-interest rates of the regular loans offered by banks as the interest rate for KCC starts as low as 2 per cent and averages at 4 per cent. With the help of this scheme, farmers can repay their loans depending on the harvesting period of their crop for which the loan was given.
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Farmers can also apply for Kisan Credit Card through the State Bank of India. SBI started this online service to facilitate KCC Review. SBI tweeted: “Empowering farmers by facilitating KCC Review feature on YONO Krishi platform! SBI farmer customers can now apply for KCC review without visiting the branch, need to download SBI YONO app.”
Here are the steps to apply online
Step 1: Downloaded SBI YONO app
Step 2: Log in at https://www.sbiyono.sbi/index.html
Step 3: Then go to YONO Krishi
Step4: Then go to Khata
Step 5: Go to KCC Review section
Step 6: Click on Apply
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