JAMMU, JUNE 24, 2020: An awareness camp was today organized here by the Extension & Publicity wing of Animal Husbandry Department for sensitizing and enrollment of farmers, especially ST population, under Kissan Credit Card (KCC) scheme.

The scheme Kissan Credit Card (KCC) extends the credit facilities to farmers to help them to meet their working capital requirements for activities related to Animal Husbandry. The farmers were told that any dairy farmer, poultry farmer either individual or joint borrower, Self Help Groups can apply under this scheme at nearest veterinary Hospitals/ sub-centers of their area.

The farmers were informed that the KCC scheme provides hassle free loan facility of Rs. 1.60 lakh without any mortgage to farmers at subsidized rate of interest. This will help to boost the animal husbandry business of farmers along with providing employment opportunities, as well.

Director Animal Husbandry Jammu, Vivek Sharma spoke in detail about the impact of the scheme on the farming community. She mentioned about the special drive launched by the government for providing of all dairy/Poultry farmers, Milk co-operatives and milk producers with Kissan credit Cards (KCC’s) so that the benefits should percolate down the level to boost the rural economy.

The farmers demonstrated enthusiasm about the scheme and it was decided on spot that a team will visit the pockets with the concentration of ST population & extend help to them in filing of forms so that they are not deprived of the benefits of this scheme.

Departmental officers and officials from Extension & Publicity wing, SA Training School, Jammu participated in the camp.