Cabinet approves interest subvention on crop loans

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The union cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday approved a scheme for interest subvention for public sector banks, private banks, cooperative banks, regional rural banks and NABARD for providing short-term crop loan to farmers, sources said.

They said this will enable these banks to provide short-term crop loans of up to Rs.3 lakh to farmers at 7 percent per annum during 2015-16.

The sources said the cabinet decided to provide interest subvention to small and marginal farmers having Kisan Credit Cards for loans against negotiable warehouse receipts post-harvest at 7 percent per annum interest for six months.

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