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For 73,748 Farmers, Farm Loan of Rs. 485 Cr to be Waived

At a function to be organised at village Rampura in Bhawanigarh tehsil of Sangrur district on Thursday, Punjab government will give out debt relief certificates to 73,748 farmers from six districts of the state.

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Link Tech and JAM to Farm Insurance

Crop insurance has been beset by problems like high premium, delay in conducting crop-cutting experiments and delay in settling claims.

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Government to Raise Agri Credit Target by 20%

As Finance minister Arun Jaitley lends focus to addressing rural distress in the coming Budget. He may announce agricultural credit target of Rs 12 lakh crore for 2018-19, up 20% from the level for the current year.

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Centre looking for paradigm shift in its farm policy

Realising that the increased production of foodgrains and horticultural produce have, so far, not brought smile on the face of farmers, the Centre has now been looking for paradigm shift where its programmes and policies would now focus more on ‘income’ than on ‘production’ under seven-point strategy.

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For Post Harvest Credit, SLCM Ties-up with HDFC, IndusInd Bank

To provide collateral management services, Agri service solutions provider Sohan Lal Commodity Management (SLCM) having operations across India and Myanmar has tied up with HDFC BankBSE -0.62 % and IndusInd BankBSE 0.81 %.

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One-Fourth of Farm Loans Given via Urban Branches

R Ramakumar, Agro Economist, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), said that, from ₹96,000 crore in 2004 to ₹10 lakh crore now, the flow of agricultural credit may have increased, and over the past decade about 18,000 new rural branches have been set up, and yet there is an agrarian crisis because of definitional dilusion as well as diversion of funds from the needy small farmers.

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In the Fisheries Sector Insurance is Under-Utilized

The study says that compared to other sub-sectors of agriculture in the country, insurance in the fisheries sector is under-utilized.

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Crops Insurance to be Disbursed Shortly

Collector N. Venkatesh has informed, farmers, who are yet to get crop insurance for the past two fiscals even after paying the premium, will get it shortly as the State government has issued order for the early disbursal of the same.

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SBI to Provide Farm Loans for Rs.1,600 Crore

The State Bank of India (SBI) will provide ₹1,600 crore as agriculture loan to farmers in Kerala. At a meeting between top SBI officials and Agriculture Minister V.S. Sunil Kumar, this was among the decisions taken.

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Crop Loan Waiver Scheme in Punjab

The Punjab Cabinet today gave its approval to notify the crop loan waiver scheme for small and marginal farmers.

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On Farm Loan Redemption, Govt Spend Rs. 14,000 Cr.

Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has asserted that his government is implementing the crop loan redemption scheme to inculcate confidence among the distressed farmers and prevent them from taking the extreme step, even as Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu made his observation clear that schemes like crop loan waiver will not give the desired results and will not help the farming community come out of their problems.

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The Cut-Off Date Extended for Crop Insurance During Rabi 2016-17

Under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare decides to extend the cut-off date for crop insurance during Rabi 2016-17 up to 10th January, 2017

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Under PMFBY 26.5% Farmers Sought Coverage.

New Delhi: The agriculture ministry has said, to help farmers insure their crops against natural calamities has provided coverage to 366.64 lakh farmers (26.50%), during the 2016 kharif season, the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) launched.

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The Last Date for Rabi Crop Insurance Premium is Decided.

The last dates for payment of premium for crops cultivated in the Rabi season and allotted districts to two insurance companies, decided by the State Government in consultation with various departments, bankers and insurance companies.

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Loan Waiver Certificates to the Farmers.

The cooperative societies department distributing loan waiver certificates to 50 farmers indebted to primary agriculture cooperative credit society (PACCS) in Somarasampettai, so a long standing demand of waiver of loans by small and marginal farmers in Trichy turned into a reality.

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The MUDRA Loans Are Now Applicable For Agri-Support Business.

Collector of Nashik, Radhakrishnan B said, the loans through Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency Ltd will can now be given even for agri-support businesses as well and hence the benefits of the same be extended to the beneficiaries.

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Agriculture Loan: In Gujarat Agricultural Loans Rise 11 %

In the Gujarat state, banks are seeing good off-take in agricultural loans. At the end of June 2016, the agricultural advances extended to farmers in the state stood at Rs 69,100 crore and it is 11% more compared to the same period, last year.

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In Chhattisgarh Crop Loans Worth Rs 2,500 Crore Disbursed.

In Chhattisgarh, during the ongoing kharif season, Crop loans to the tune of over Rs 2,500 crore have been disbursed so far. During Kharif season 2016-17, State Cooperative Bank, APEX Bank through its primary agriculture cooperative societies has set a target to disburse Rs 2,800 crore

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Agriculture Loan: Now No Need of NOC for Crop Loan

The state government has waived the condition of submitting No Objection Certificate (NOC) from banks and societies while seeking fresh crop loan.

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Agriculture Finance : Poultry Finance By Bank of India

Establishment of small poultry (layer or broiler) units of 200 to 500 birds as subsidiary occupation by the farmers and agricultural labourers.

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Agriculture Insurance : By Next Year, Gujarat Mango Growers will Get Crop Insurance

Dedicated Initiative for Sustainable and Holistic Agriculture (DISHA), set to offer farmers crop insurance, in a first of its kind initiative in Gujarat.

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Agriculture Loan : Interest-free Crop Loan Scheme for Farmers by Punjab Government

Punjab State Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia said that Government would implement the “Interest-free crop loan” scheme for farmers.

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Agriculture Insurance : Bhagat Puran Singh Sehat Bima Yojana for Farmers

Punjab Government has launched “Bhagat Puran Singh Sehat Bima Yojana” scheme for the welfare of farmers of the state.

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Agriculture Insurance : Indian Government Going to Launch an Insurance Scheme for Plantation

Mr Rajani Ranjan Rashmi, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India said that Government of India is in the process of launching an insurance scheme for plantation sector,

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Types of Agricultural Loans in India

We can categorize agricultural loans in 5 categories, Farm Storage Facilities Loans or warehousing loan, Farm Operating Loans, Farm Ownership Loans, Fisheries Finance Program.

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Agriculture Loan: For rabi season 47% of crop loans disbursed by bankers

In Nalgonda district of Telangana, the bankers have disbursed 47 per cent of crop loans as on December 24, against the Rs.789 crore target set for rabi season.

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Agriculture Insurance: Crop insurance scheme a blessing for Rajasthan farmers

The new crop insurance scheme to be launched by the Centre on April 1. This insurance scheme will benefit the farmers from Rajasthan most. New scheme will have premium as low as 1.5% to 2.5%. Currently the state has maximum farm land that is insured but farmers pay hefty amount as premiums.

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Agriculture Insurance : Simpler and easy to settle farm insurance policy

The Modi government is finalising a new farm insurance policy with lower premiums and simpler norms for prompt payments.

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Agriculture Insurance: RBI Recommended Crop Insurance Scheme Covering All Crops.

A Reserve Bank of India (RBI) panel has recommended doing away with interest subvention schemes. Ploughing back subsidy amount into a universal crop insurance scheme for marginal and small farmers.

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Agriculture Insurance : Odisha Government Asked Banks for Rabi Crops Insurance

Odisha government asked all banks to ensure 100% insurance of the crops to the farmers who losses their crops due to natural calamities. Deficient rainfall during kharif has severely affected agricultural production in 139 blocks of 21 districts.

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Agriculture Loan : Rs 18.56 Crore Loan for Agriculture Sector

Finance and Development Corporation (HSCFDC) has provided financial assistance of Rs 32.61 crore, including Rs 3.51 crore as subsidy, to 5,153 beneficiaries under various schemes upto November 2015.

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