Atma Nirbhar Bharat (ANB) package, the target is to provide Kisan Credit Card to 2.5 crore new farmers

Atma Nirbhar Bharat (ANB) package, the target is to provide Kisan Credit Card to 2.5 crore new farmers

 GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, COOPERATION & FARMERS WELFARE

LOK SABHA 

STARRED QUESTION NO. 210
TO BE ANSWERED ON THE 9TH MARCH, 2021

KCC UNDER ATMA NIRBHAR BHARAT PACKAGE

ATMA NIRBHAR BHARAT

210. SHRI DUSHYANT SINGH

Will the Minister of AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE कृषि एवं किसान कल्याण मंत्री be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Government plans to provide Kisan Credit Card (KCC) to 2.5 crore farmers under Atma Nirbhar Bharat package;

(b) if so, the details of the number of farmers who have been given these credit cards under Atma Nirbhar Bharat package, State-wise;

(c) the details of the amount of loan availed by farmers who have been given these cards under Atma Nirbhar Bharat package, State-wise;

(d) the size of land-holding of the farmers to whom these cards have been distributed under Atma Nirbhar Bharat package;

(e) the number of agriculture credit agencies available in districts in which more than 50 of these cards have been distributed under Atma Nirbhar Bharat package; and

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(f) whether the target of 2.5 crore cards include the 1.5 crore dairy farmers covered under the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying and if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE
कृषि एवं किसान कल्याण मंत्री

(SHRI NARENDRA SINGH TOMAR)

(a) to (f): A statement is laid on the Table of the House.

STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (f) OF LOK SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO.  210  DUE FOR REPLY ON 9TH MARCH, 2021.

(a) to (c): Yes Sir. Under the Atma Nirbhar Bharat (ANB) package, the target is to provide KCC to 2.5 crore new farmers. Around 1.96 crore KCC have been sanctioned to farmers under ANB package. The state-wise details of the same are at Annexure. The details of the amount of loan availed by farmers who have been given these cards under Atma Nirbhar Bharat package, State-wise is not available. However, loans are availed by the farmers as per the KCC limit sanctioned to them based on scale of finance for the crop under cultivation, post harvest/household/consumption requirements, maintenance expenses of farm assets, as also working capital requirement for animal husbandry, dairy and fisheries. Total amount of Rs. 1.87 lakh crore credit limits has been sanctioned which works out to an average sanctioned limit of around 0.95 lakh per farmer.

(d) All farmers irrespective of the size of land, practicing Crop Husbandry (including sharecroppers and tenant farmers) Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries are eligible for KCC.

(e) All the Scheduled Commercial Banks (SCBs), Cooperative Banks and Regional Rural Banks can issue KCC to the eligible farmers. Farmers can also apply through Common Service Centers (CSCs) for KCC.

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(f) The target set under Atma Nirbhar Bharat package includes farmers practicing Crop Husbandry, Animal Husbandry, Dairying& Fisheries.

Annexure

KCC issued under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Package as on 26-02-2021

Sl. No.

State/UT

Number

1

ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS

3,237

2

ANDHRA PRADESH

1,296,853

3

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

2,204

4

ASSAM

257,555

5

BIHAR

395,718

6

CHANDIGARH

6,411

7

CHHATTISGARH

223,975

8

DADRA AND NAGAR HAVELI

208

9

DAMAN AND DIU

789

10

DELHI

3,364

11

GOA

7,901

12

GUJARAT

1,109,583

13

HARYANA

275,219

14

HIMACHAL PRADESH

106,863

15

JAMMU AND KASHMIR

657,068

16

JHARKHAND

180,231

17

KARNATAKA

1,330,817

18

KERALA

745,706

19

LADAKH

5,973

20

LAKSHADWEEP

56

21

MADHYA PRADESH

1,356,915

22

MAHARASHTRA

2,956,591

23

MANIPUR

4,485

24

MEGHALAYA

13,543

25

MIZORAM

14,013

26

NAGALAND

10,067

27

ODISHA

481,364

28

PUDUCHERRY UT

7,125

29

PUNJAB

367,681

30

RAJASTHAN

1,693,410

31

SIKKIM

2,546

32

TAMIL NADU

825,191

33

TELENGANA

860,150

34

TRIPURA

148,764

35

UTTAR PRADESH

2,402,010

36

UTTARAKHAND

497,663

37

WEST BENGAL

1,376,107

Total

19,627,357

Source: Reported by Public sector banks and NABARD on FI Plan Portal

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