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PM Kisan : Free Kisan Credit Card to 1 crore farmers, Here’s how to apply

New Delhi : After linking the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana and KCC Scheme, 1.5 crore farmers of the country have been given Kisan Credit Cards. Their spending limit is Rs 1.35 lakh crore. From 24 February 2020 a special campaign was launched to give KCC to the beneficiaries of Kisan Samman Nidhi. The Modi government had announced the issuance of 2.5 crore Kisan Credit Cards with a spending limit of Rs 2 lakh crore. So right now 1 crore more beneficiaries of PM Kisan will get KCC.

The government wants to fill the gap between the PM Kisan and the beneficiaries of KCC. Therefore, it has been made easier to get KCC for the benefit of the PM Kisan. Since the registered farmers in this scheme have been biometric, the records of their agriculture, bank and Aadhaar are verified, so the bank cannot condone giving them KCC.

Under the PM Kisan Scheme, the database of Aadhar card, revenue record and bank account number of 11.45 crore farmers of the country has come to the central government. The Union Ministry of Agriculture has already approved this record of farmers who are getting the benefit of the Rs 6000 scheme.

In such a situation, the bank cannot harass the farmer for this. The farmer can tell the bank that he is getting the benefit of the PM Kisan scheme and every record of it has been verified by the central and state government.

After linking the KCC scheme to the PM Kisan scheme, the trouble of KYC has also ended. Now only one page form has to be filled by the farmers to get a Kisan Credit Card. Which can be downloaded from the right side of the farmer tab by visiting pmkisan.gov.in.

Here the option of downloading KCC form is given. The form will have to be filled after printing. A loan of up to three lakh rupees is available at 4 percent interest rate for KCC’s agriculture.

Know about KCC Scheme…
Now KCC is not limited to farming only. Farmers associated with animal husbandry and fisheries will also be able to get a loan of up to 2 lakh rupees under this. Any person connected with farming, fisheries and animal husbandry, even if he cultivates on someone else’s land, can take advantage of it.

The minimum age should be 18 years and maximum 75 years. If the farmer is over 60 years of age, then a co-applicant will be needed. Whose age should be less than 60. After filling the farmer’s form, the bank employee will see if you are eligible for it.

In addition to applying for the creation of a new credit card, this form can be used to increase the limit of existing cards and to start a closed credit card. In this, the farmer must first fill the name of the bank and the information of the branch in which they are applying.

To create a new credit card, one has to tick the ‘issue of fresh KCC’. Apart from this, the name of the applicant, farmers and the name of the bank account given for the PM Kisan Yojana will have to be filled. All other necessary information will be matched by the bank PM account of the farmer himself. Hence the hassle of renewing KYC will be over.

What to do after filling the form
After filling the form, the farmer can submit this form in his nearest bank and submit it. Once the card is ready, the bank will inform the farmer. Then it will be sent to his address.

The government has decided to give credit cards to 2.5 crore farmers taking the benefit of the PM Kisan Yojana. Right now, there is a lot of gap between the Kisan Samman Nidhi beneficiaries and KCC coverage.

The interest rate for credit card debt is very low. The rate of interest on Kisan Credit Cards to honest people is 4 percent. You can take a loan of up to Rs 1.60 lakh without security.

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