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Tamil Nadu: Extending Kisan Credit Card Scheme (KCC) facility to fishers and farmers for their working capital requirements July 22,2020   |  Source: Department of Fisheries, Tamil Nadu

The Union Finance Minister in the Budget speech during 2018-19 has announced to extend the facilities of Kisan Credit Card (KCC) facility to Animal Husbandry Farmers and Fisheries to meet their working capital requirements.In pursuance to the Budget announcement, Reserve Bank of India had issued detailed guidelines on extension of KCC facility to Animal Husbandry Farmers and Fisheries for meeting their working capital requirements and advised the Banks to implement the schemes as per the RBI Guidelines.

For fisheries Sector, the Scale of Finance for the working capital has been fixed and approved by the State Level Technical Committee (SLTC) and circulated to the concerned Banks.The Fisheries Department is continuously following it up with the banks to provide Kisan Credit Card (KCC) to fishers / fish farmer (individuals& groups/partners/share croppers/tenant farmers), Self Help Groups, Joint Liability Groups and Women Groups and other fisheries stakeholders.

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