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Kisan credit cards for all PM Kisan beneficiaries

Saturday - February 29, 2020 11:49 am , Category : INDIA
Chitrakoot, Feb 29 (IANS) The farmers covered under the PM Kisan scheme will also get Kisan credit cards at a function to be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Chitrakoot on Saturday.
 
"Now, PM-KISAN beneficiaries to also get Kisan Credit Cards", the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said in a tweet.
 
The Prime Minister shall also be launching a saturation drive for distribution of Kisan Credit Cards (KCC) to all the beneficiaries under the PM-KISAN Scheme.
 
Over 6.5 Crore of the approximately 8.5 Crore beneficiaries under PM-KISAN Scheme, possess the Kisan Credit Cards.
 
The saturation drive shall ensure that the remaining about two Crore PM-KISAN beneficiaries are also distributed the Kisan Credit Cards.
 
A 15-day special drive was launched from February 12 to February 26 to provide access to concessional institutional credit to all the PM-KISAN beneficiaries wherein a simple one page form was filled with the basic data including bank account number, land record details and a simple declaration that he is presently not a beneficiary of the KCC from any other bank branch.
 
All PM-KISAN beneficiaries where applications were received till February 26 will be called to the bank branches on Saturday for handing over the Kisan Credit Cards.
 
Prime Minister Modi will also be launching 10,000 farmers producer organisations in Chitrakoot.
 
A statement from the Prime Minister's Office said the farmer producer organisations (FPOs) are extremely beneficial for farmers. Members of the FPO will manage their activities together in the organisation to get better access to technology, input, finance and market for faster enhancement of their income.
 
Prime Minister Modi will also be laying the foundation stone of an Expressway, which will link Bundelkhand area to the national capital Delhi through Agra-Lucknow Expressway and Yamuna Expressway. This Expressway is likely to play a vital role in the development of Bundelkhand region.
 
The Expressway will be supplementing the nodes of the Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor announced by the Central government in February 2018.
 
This Expressway will link the Bundelkhand area to the national capital Delhi through Agra-Lucknow Expressway and Yamuna Expressway as well as play a vital role in the development of Bundelkhand region.
 
Prime Minister tweeted on Friday: "Shall lay the foundation stone for the Bundelkhand Expressway at Chitrakoot on the 29th of February 2020. The Expressway is expected to benefit Chitrakoot, Banda, Mahoba, Hamirpur, Jalaun, Auraiya and Etawah districts."
 

--IANS san/dpb