Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has said that benefits of Central Government schemes for Agriculture sector should reach the correct farmers. Addressing the conference of Lieutenant Governors and Administrators of all Union Territories in New Delhi yesterday, Mr Tomar said, the government has been running a campaign for saturation of Kisan Credit Card, KCC to farmers since February last year to cover all left-over farmers with special focus on PM Kisan beneficiaries. Emphasizing on the KCC drive, he said the Kisan Credit Card cover has been provided to farmers even under the shadow of COVID. Mr Tomar said that loan target of 16 lakh crore rupees has been set for the current year and around 14 lakh crore rupees has already been given to the farmers through Kisan Credit Card.
The Minister said that the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund will help the farmer to secure loans easily for development of infrastructure at the farm gate. This will help the small farmer in storage and protection of his crop. Mr Tomar said that under the Digital Agriculture Mission, the database of 5.5 crore farmers has been prepared and it will reach 8 crore by December this year.