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India: Govt launches 3-month campaign to provide Kisan Credit Card to livestock, dairy, fishery farmers November 16,2021   |  Source: The Financial Express

The Centre on Monday launched a nationwide campaign to provide the Kisan Credit Card (KCC) to all eligible animal husbandry, dairy and fishery farmers in the country and is targeting to enrol around two crore people in the next three months. Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying Parshottam Rupala virtually launched the ‘Nationwide AHDF KCC campaign’ from November 15, 2021, to February 15, 2022. In the Budget 2018-19, the government had announced extension of the KCC facility to animal husbandry farmers and fishermen to help them meet their working capital requirements. Addressing the event, Rupala said the campaign aims to provide KCCs to all eligible animal husbandry, dairy and fishery farmers in the country and ensure that they get institutional credit. The Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Department of Fisheries and Department of Financial Services are organising this campaign. The circular conveying the detailed guidelines for organising this campaign has been issued to states on November 10. The necessary instructions to banks as well as state government have also been issued by the Department of Financial Services. Speaking to reporters after the event, Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying Atul Chaturvedi said there are 9-10 crore

 

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