HAILAKANDI, Feb 10 - The district administration is giving final touches to the ceremonial launching of a slew of farmers’ schemes of the Government of Assam in Hailakandi district.
Minister for Education, Siddhartha Bhattacharya will formally launch the Mukhya Mantri Krishi Sa Sajuli Yojana (Chief Minister Farm Tool Scheme) and Farmers’ Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme at a function to be held at Deputy Commissioner’s office premises here on Monday.
Under the Mukhya Mantri Krishi Sa Sajuli Yojana, 12,344 small and marginal farmers of the district have been selected by a 10-member district level committee headed by Deputy Commissioner as chairman and district agriculture officer as member secretary.
Minister Bhattacharya will felicitate some of the selected beneficiaries on the occasion.
Under the scheme, Rs 5000 will be provided to each farmer as financial assistance for procurement of farm tools and implements. Subdivisional Agriculture Officer AR Ahmed said the scheme has been formulated by the State government to promote the usage of scientific implements by the small and marginal farmers as well as share croppers to increase their productivity and to enhance their income.
The amount will be transferred directly to the beneficiaries’ bank accounts through Direct Benefit Transfer mode.
The Government of Assam has targeted 5 lakh farmers across the State under the scheme.
Ahmed further informed that the Minister will also ceremonially launch the Farmers’ Credit Linked Subsidy under which the Assam Farmers’ Credit Subsidy Scheme (AFCSS), Assam Farmers’ Interest Relief Scheme (AFIRS) and Assam Farmers’ Incentive Scheme (AFIS), 2018 falls.
Under the AFCSS, short term crop loan to a maximum limit of Rs 25,000 will be deposited by the government provided the farmer has repaid the total loan amount within March this year.
Under AFIRS, short term crop loans will be provided to farmers up to Rs 2 lakh with 4% interest subvention with effect from April 1 2018 until further orders, while one-time cash incentive up to Rs10,000 for activating overdue and NPA KCC accounts till September 30 this year will be given under AFIS.