Nationwide AHDF KCC campaign launched for providing Kisan Credit Card facility to all eligible Animal husbandry, Dairy and Fishery farmers
As part of Aazadi Ka Amrit Mahostav, Nationwide AHDF KCC campaign officially launched by FAHD Minister Purshottam Rupala through virtual mode. In order to expand the benefit of Kisan Credit Card to all eligible animal husbandry, dairy and fishery farmers in the country, this department, in association with the Department of Fisheries (DOF) and the Department of Financial Services (DFS), is organizing a “Nationwide AHDF KCC Campaign” from 15th November 2021 to 15th February 2022. The circular conveying the detailed guidelines for organizing this campaign has been issued to States on 10th November, 2021.The necessary instructions to banks as well as State Government have also been issued by department of Financial Services.
Livestock sector is crucial to the Indian economy today, comprising one third of the agriculture and allied sector GVA and having over 8 per cent CAGR. At the same time, Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries activities play a significant role in generating farmer income, particularly among the landless, small and marginal farmers and women, besides providing cheap and nutritious food to millions of people. It is need of the hour to provide reverential recognition to landless, small and marginal farmers and women involved in Animal Husbandry activities in the country and meet their institutional credit requirement for working capital needs through KCC so as to tap the potential of the sector and increase employment generation and income.