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Jharkhand: Mega camp for KCC beneficiaries at each block from today

Ranchi, June 22: With the efforts of Chief Minister Hemant Soren and Agriculture Minister Badal Patralekh, efforts are being made to cover the farmers of the state with Kisan Credit Card in the last two months.

A special camp organized for Kisan Credit Card (KCC) will commence on June 23, the camp is being organized at the block level. This information was given by the secretary, Agriculture Department, Mr. Abu Bakr Siddiqui while addressing the press in the auditorium of the second floor of Nepal House.

Siddiqui said that 15 lakh farmers out of the farmers listed under PM Kisan Yojana by the state government have been covered by KCC so far, KCC has to be made available to all the remaining Birsa farmers. In this episode, the first KCC camp has been organized from June 8, and on June 23, mega camp is to be done in all the blocks, through special campaign, 9 lakh applications have been deposited in the banks, which are under process, till now four lakh applications have been approved.

He said that the KCC camp would be organized at the block level, in which the officers of all the banks including the officers of the agriculture department would also be present.

The agriculture secretary, said that on the coming June 23, Chief Minister Hemant Soren would start the divisional mega camp in Latehar in which the beneficiaries of Palamu Garhwa and Latehar would be included.

At the same time, he has appealed to all the public representatives including the newly elected panchayat representatives to cooperate in implementing the schemes of the Agriculture Department in their area to make the farmers financially prosperous, and focus on those schemes.

He said that 6% interest rebate is being given by the Central and State Governments to the farmers who make timely payments, which can be availed by the farmers.

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