Collateral free agricultural loan limit enhanced up to 1.60 lakh

Currently the banks are mandated to extend collateral-free agriculture loans up to Rs.1 lakh. This limit of Rs.1 lakh was fixed in the year 2010.In view of overall inflation and rise in agriculture input cost since 2010, Reserve Bank of India vide its circular RBI/2018-19/118 FIDD.CO.FSD.BC.No.13/05.05.010/2018-19 dated February 7, 2019 advised all the scheduled commercial…

Kisan Credit Card (KCC) Scheme for Animal Husbandry and Fisheries

Pursuant to the announcement in the interim budget 2019, the Reserve Bank of India carried out circular asking banks to extend the facilities of Kisan Credit Card (KCC) to Animal Husbandry farmers and Fisheries to help them meet their working capital requirements. According to RBI circular FIDD.CO.FSD.BC.12/05.05.010/2018-19 dated Feb 4, 2019, the new KCC facility…

What are the latest guidelines on Priority sector lending and targets?

Updated on September 4, 2020: RBI revised priority credit lending guidelines. In the new guidelines, Bank finance to start-ups (up to ₹50 crores); loans to farmers for installation of solar power plants for solarisation of grid-connected agriculture pumps, and loans for setting up Compressed Bio-Gas (CBG) plants have been included as fresh categories eligible for…

Interest Equalisation Scheme for Export Credit

The interest Equalisation Scheme (IES) for pre and post shipment rupee export credit is being implemented by Directorate (DGFT) through commercial banks.The scheme came into effect from 01.04.2015 and is for a period of 5 years.(The scheme was earlier called as ‘interest subvention scheme’  which was  existing for the period from August 2010 to 31.03.2015).…