CM directive to issue KCC to all PM Kisan Yojana beneficiaries

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CM directive to issue KCC to all PM Kisan Yojana beneficiaries

Monday, 08 March 2021 | PNS | Lucknow

With the aim to ensure welfare of farmers, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed officials to give Kisan Credit Card (KCC) to all the beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Yojana in the state till April 15.
He also issued a directive to give credit cards to the farmers with small holdings under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Yojana.
"For the first time in the state, 27 departments have been asked to coordinate towards the common goal of welfare of farmers. In order to connect all the beneficiaries of PM Kisan Yojana with the Kisan Credit Card, the Agriculture Department has given the application of farmers to the financial institutions but all KCCs could not be made due to the coronavirus crisis," he said.
Taking cognisance of this a campaign has been launched in every village to make and provide credit cards to the farmers.
Additional Chief Secretary (Agriculture) Devesh Chaturvedi has issued letters to all district magistrates, chief development officers and deputy directors of agriculture, instructing them to ensure 100 per cent verification of the beneficiaries of PM Kisan Yojana to provide them KCCs as part of the campaign to be continued till April 15.
"The state government is also going to start an integrated development scheme to make farmers self-reliant. For this, a provision of Rs 100 crore has been made in the budget for the financial year 2021-2022," the official said.
The plan includes identification of more crops in every agro climatic zone of the state, promotion of new technology and investment in agriculture, value addition of selected products, creating market for agri-produce, preparation for marketing and setting up of Farmers Production Organisations (FPOs) at every block level.
In view of the problem of stubble, biomass plants are being set up in many districts of the state. At present, these plants have been set up in three districts   Bahraich, Baghpat and Faizabad   and the pallets produced by them are also being supplied to National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Unchahar.
"This is solving the problem of stubble on the one hand, and on the other, augmenting the income of farmers," the official said.

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