Krishi Katha Platform

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Overview:

Recently, the Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare and Rural Development launched a web portal for faster bank settlements of interest subvention claims under Agriculture Infrastructure Fund along with Krishi Katha platform.

About Krishi Katha Platform:

  • It showcases the voice of the Indian farmers, dedicated to amplifying the experiences, insights and success stories of farmers across the country.
  • It aims to provide a comprehensive and immersive storytelling space where the narratives of India's agricultural community can be shared and celebrated. 
  • The objectives behind this initiative will be helpful in raising awareness, facilitating exchange of knowledge, fostering collaboration and empowering farmers.

Key facts about Agriculture Infrastructure Fund Scheme

  • It was launched in 2020.
  • Objective: Development of post-harvest management infrastructure for reducing losses, realisation of better value to farmers, innovation in agriculture and attracting investments for creation of Agriculture infrastructure with a total outlay of ₹ 1 lakh crore funding through the banks and financial institutions upto 2025-26.

The scheme provides for 3% interest subvention to beneficiaries of the scheme for the loans given by banks upto ₹ 2 crore for a maximum period of 7 years, besides reimbursement of credit guarantee fee paid by banks.


Q1: What is Kisan Rin Portal?

The portal helps farmers avail subsidised loans under the Kisan Credit Card (KCC). It was developed in collaboration with multiple government departments. It offers a comprehensive view of farmer data, loan disbursement specifics, interest subvention claims, and scheme utilisation progress.

Source: Union Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan launches web portal for faster bank settlements of interest subvention claims under Agriculture Infrastructure along with Krishi Katha blogsite to amplify the voice of Indian farmers