Kuriya village (Nainital), Apr 21 (ANI): Farmers in Uttarakhand can now avail loans from banks through 'Kisan' credit cards.
The Government equips the farmers of Kuriya village with credit cards to help them to take loans for seeds, manure, fertilizers and other necessities.
Thus, this facility has freed the farmers from the cumbersome process of getting loans from village money lenders.
"Earlier, we had to face lot of problems for purchasing manure and seeds. We had to go to money lenders. But now, we get loans from banks on time," said Naveen, a farmer.
Farmers are very happy with credit card scheme as they get adequate and timely support from the banks, for their cultivation needs including purchase of agricultural equipments, land development, buying farm machinery and other needs.
"All farmers together went to the bank. We asked manager to make credit cards for us. Now, all farmers have credit cards. We all farmers are very grateful for this," said Rekha, a village head.
This facility is fast getting popular among farmers. More and more farmers in neighboring villages are also availing this scheme. By Vipul Goel (ANI)