The reduction in jobs and the increase in unemployment led officials from the Thane District Livestock Department to launch awareness campaigns for Kisan Credit Card (KCC) programs in all districts.
Campaigns are carried out throughout the district with the aim of helping villagers take advantage of KCC programs, which provide term loans to farmers or those interested in establishing animal or goat farms.
Authorities say they have received 388 inquiries to date from villagers interested in raising animals. However, the application will be accepted throughout the Taluka district of Thane until February 2022.
The livestock department made two trips to Kalyan Taluka and received 70 applications. First trip made to Murbad Taluka, where around 170 applications were received. Whereas two readers at Bhiwandi Taluka 67 candidates have expressed their interest. Likewise in Shahapur about 16 and Ambarnath about 65 applications were received.
“The government is helping citizens enjoy the benefits of the Kisan credit card program. More villagers interested in starting an agricultural business should take advantage of these benefits offered by the government. This will help them grow their business, ”said Kirti Doijode, District Animal Husbandry Officer, Thane Collectors Office.
Doijode further added that the beneficiaries would get a loan of up to Rs 1.60 lakhs under the program. The amount can be used to obtain fodder, medicine, vaccines, working capital for animal feed. Authorities say the program will be available to dairy companies, poultry farming, goat breeding, sheep breeding and respect for boars, “she added.
Authorities say 7% interest will be charged on the loan. The government will provide a 2 percent subsidy. In addition, if the beneficiary regularly repays the loan amount, he will benefit from an interest reduction of 3%.
The authorities further explained that the villagers can inquire and obtain details about the loan and the program at the breeding hospital, the office of the head of the breeding of their Taluka, the office of Panchayat Samiti and continue the process. application process, ”added Doijode.
The training was carried out under the direction of Rajesh Narvekar, collector of Thane district.
The KCC program has short term credit limits for crops and term loans. With fewer jobs throughout the district, they had to go to MIDC or market areas but were barely paid. However, with the help of such loans, they can start their own business to earn a better living.
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Posted on: Wednesday, December 29, 2021, 7:00 a.m. IST