LAKHIMPUR: “Lakhimpur district administration has launched the campaign for the saturation of all PM Kisan beneficiaries with Kisan Credit Card (KCC) synchronizing with the drive initiated by the Government of India to bring the eligible farmers of the country under KCC,” said Lakhimpur District Development Commissioner (DDC) Manoj Kumar Baruah in a press conference held in the DC conference hall on Monday evening.
Addressing the press conference, the DDC stated that to facilitate this, all charges, including processing, documentation, inspection and ledger folio charges as well as other service charges for KCC loans up to Rs. 3,00,000, had been waived off by the Indian Banks Association.
“Meanwhile, banks have been instructed to issue KCC within 14 days of receipt of a complete application from farmers. The direction was issued by the Department of Financial Services to all banks to ensure the issue of KCC within two weeks of submission of KCC application,” he added.
To create awareness about this government scheme, a 15-day long programme has been undertaken from February 8 to February 22.
Addressing the press conference, Lead Bank Manager Pradip Chandra Khaklari and DDM, NABARD Samarendra Das highlighted the guidelines of the programme. As per their information, all PM Kisan beneficiaries had been asked to approach their bank branch where they have PM Kisan accounts for availing the benefits of KCC and for accessing concessional Institution Credit during this period. All PM Kisan beneficiaries who already have existing KCC can also approach their bank branch for enhancement of limit if required. Those with inactive KCC cards may approach the bank branch for activation of KCC and sanction of fresh limit.
On the other hand, those without a KCC card may approach the bank branch with land record details along with details of crops sown by them for sanction of the limit under KCC.
Similarly, those farmers who have KCC but want inclusion of admissible enhanced limit for livestock and fisheries may do so, informed the bank officers while addressing the media persons.
Notably, there are 1,04, 884 PM Kisan beneficiaries in Lakhimpur district. Through the press conference, the DDC instructed all line departments of the district to implement the scheme without any anomalies and corruption in order to benefit the farmers’ community.