7.7.16

Cabinet approves interest subvention scheme for farmers

Cabinet approves interest subvention scheme for farmers


The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the Interest Subvention Scheme for farmers for the year 2016-17. The Government has earmarked a sum of Rs. 18,276 Crore for this purpose. This will help farmers getting short term crop loan payable within one year up to Rs. 3 lakhs at only 4% per annum.

The Central Government will provide interest subvention of 5% per annum to all farmers for short term crop loan up to 1 year for loan upto 3 lakhs rupees for year 2016-17. Thus farmers will have to effectively pay only 4% as interest. In case they fail to repay loan in time they would be eligible for interest subvention of 2% as against 5% available above.

Union Government will provide an interest subvention of 2% i.e an effective interest rate of 7% for loans upto 6 months to give relief to small and marginal farmers who borrow at 9% for the post-harvest storage of their produce. The interest subvention of 2% will be provided to Banks for the first year on the restructured amount in order to provide relief to the farmers affected by natural calamities.

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