Every farmer can get Kissan Credit Card: Mir
Jammu, Dec 23: Calling farmers as the back bone of economy, Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Hassan Mir said that Kissan Credit Cards (KCCs) would be issued to cent percent farmers of J&K to provide them hassle free credit facilities at their doorstep.
The Minister said this while addressing the progressive farmers on the occasion of Kissan divas here today. The function was organized by J&K Agriculture Entrepreneurship Development Association (JKAEDA). He said the objective of launching KCC is to support farmers in the need of the hour. He said its judicious implementation could revive the socio economic conditions of the farmers.
Hailing the initiatives of JKAEDA, the Minister said that it is due to the initiative of the coalition government that the voice of farmers is now being heard at the highest forums of the government and the major issues confronted at various levels have been resolved during last three and half years. In this direction, government has established a Kissan welfare Board which now acts as a bridge between Kissans and Government, he maintained.
Referring to the demand of buffer stocking of fertilizers and setting up of Seed Corporation in J&K, the Minister said steps are being taken to find out ways and means so that farmers get its stock at right time.
In his address, Minister for Horticulture, Sham Lal Sharma said that government will implement APMC Act in the state to improve facilities for the farmers. He said farmers are backbone of the country and they are responsible for improving the GDP growth of economy. He said government will address their all pending issues in a phased manner.
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