Loans – Farmers to get interest free loans from Feb 6
Interest free loans of upto Rs 3 lakh each to 25,000 farmers and upto Rs 5 lakh each to groups will be distributed from February 6 in the State under the Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay cooperative farmer welfare scheme. To be undertaken at the district and development block levels, this loan distribution will be launched by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat in Dehradun.
The final shape was given to this programme at a meeting chaired by Rawat here on Saturday. Reiterating that the welfare of farmers is topmost for the State, he said that various steps have been taken by the Government for this. Interest free loan of upto Rs 3 lakh to farmers will definitely benefit them and strengthen their economic condition. Similarly, providing interest free loans of upto Rs 5 lakh to farmers’ groups will encourage agriculture, said Rawat. The programme should be held on an elaborate scale to maximise the number of beneficiaries, he said.
State minister for Cooperatives, Dhan Singh Rawat informed that the CM will inaugurate the programme by presenting cheques for interest free loans to 250 farmers of Dehradun district on the ground near Kisan Bhawan. Cheques will be presented to beneficiaries at the district HQ and block levels by MPs, local MLAs and office bearers. Secretaries RK Sudhanshu, R Meenakshi Sundaram, Radhika Jha, ITDA director Amit Sinha, information director general Meharban Singh Bisht and additional secretary Vandana were also present in the meeting.