Centre Asks Tripura to Prioritize on Farmers’ Issue
The Centre on Saturday asked the Tripura Government to set priority on implementation of three key schemes- Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM-Kishan), PM Kishan pension scheme for small and marginal farmers and cover all the farmers with Kishan Credit Card (KCC).
Tripura state Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Pranajit Singha Roy said that the Centre has asked to implement the schemes immediately.
Roy said that this is for the first time that Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare minister Narendra Singh Tomar assured the state governments during video conference held two days ago that the Centre will hold meeting with the commercial banks for time bound disposal of the credit request of the farmers.
He further said that 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 of which farmers could not produce as much they expected. The centre is now 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 withdrawing money. The farmers can now pulled out the money from anywhere by using the debit card.
Roy also stated that PM-Kisan, which started in December last year so far has credited amount of Rs. 60.43crore in two installments to 1.51lakh farmers out of the total 4.72lakh in the state.