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Oct 19, 2020
2:12PM

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar launches AYUSHMAN SAHAKAR scheme

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Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar launched AYUSHMAN SAHAKAR scheme today. The scheme is a unique way to assist cooperatives play an important role in creation of healthcare infrastructure in the country. AYUSHMAN SAHAKAR scheme has been formulated by the National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC).
 
Mr. Tomar announced that NCDC would extend term loans to prospective cooperatives to the tune of 10 thousand crore in the coming years. He said that the ongoing pandemic has brought into focus the requirement of creation of more facilities. NCDC’s scheme will be a step towards strengthening farmers welfare activities by the Central Government.
 
Speaking on the occasion Managing Director of NCDC Sundeep Nayak said that the NCDC fund would give a boost to the healthcare services operated by the cooperatives in the country. NCDC’s Ayushman Sahakar scheme aims at bringing transformation in the health services primarily in the rural areas. The scheme also provides working capital and margin money to meet operational requirements of the health facilities. It provides interest subvention of one percent to women majority cooperatives.

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