Union Cabinet Approves Interest Subvention Scheme for farmers for year 2016-17
Free Current Affairs to Your Email
Posted on:06 Jul 2016 12:25:12
06 July 2016 Current Affairs: The Union Cabinet has approved the Interest Subvention Scheme for farmers for the year 2016-17. For this purpose Union Government has earmarked a sum of 18,276 Crore Rupees.
The scheme will help farmers getting short term crop loan payable within one year up to 3 lakhs Rupees at only 4% per annum. Interest subvention for providing short term crop loan to farmers has been provided to Public Sector, Private Sector, Cooperative, Regional Rural banks and NABARD.
Features : Union Government will provide interest subvention of 5% per annum to all farmers for short term crop loan up to 1 year for loan upto 3 lakhs rupees for year 2016-17. Thus farmers will have to effectively pay only 4% as interest. In case they fail to repay loan in time they would be eligible for interest subvention of 2% as against 5% available above.
Union Government will provide an interest subvention of 2% i.e an effective interest rate of 7% for loans upto 6 months to give relief to small and marginal farmers who borrow at 9% for the post-harvest storage of their produce. The interest subvention of 2% will be provided to Banks for the first year on the restructured amount in order to provide relief to the farmers affected by natural calamities.
Interest subvention is a form of waiver of some percentage of interest on loan given to promote some particular industry and general public interest. This implies that with the subsidy in hand, the loan borrower has not to pay total interest on loan amount and the balance interest amount will be borne by the government.
FreshersLive - No.1 Job site in India. Here you can find latest 2017 government as well as private job recruitment notifications for different posts vacancies in India. Get top company jobs for both fresher and experienced. Job Seekers can get useful interview tips, resume services & interview Question and answer. Practice online test free which is helpful for interview preparation. Register with us to get latest employment news/rojgar samachar notifications. Also get latest free govt and other sarkari naukri job alerts daily through E-mail.