Kudumbashree joins hands with Kerala Grameen Bank Updated On 2017-12-15
Kudumbashree Mission is joining hands with Kerala Grameen Bank for making avail the agriculture loans with concessions in interest for the Joint Liability Groups (JLG) who are engaged in group farming under the centrally sponsered programme, Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana (MKSP).
Associating with Kerala Grameen Bank, Kudumbashree Mission will organise camps across the state for identifying the JLGs who haven't availed loans so far and offer loans for them. The first phase of the camp will be at Thrissur and Kazargode region from 18-21 December 2017 and the second phase at the remaining districts will be on January 2018.
The camps at Koratti, Vadakkekad and Kaipparamb of Thrissur District is scheduled on 19, 20 and 21 respectively. At Mannarrkad and Kuzhalmandham of Palakkad District it will be on 21. The camps at Vaduvanchal and Kaniyambatta of Wayanad District is scheduled on 19 anf 21 respectively. At Meppayyoor, Chelannoor and Thuneri of Kozhikode District the camps will be on 19,20 and 21 respectively. The camps at Tirur, Perinthalmanna and Thiroorangady will be on 18, 20 and 21. At Cherupuzha and Payyavoor of Kannur District, the camps will be on 19 and 21. The camps at Neeleswaram and Manjeshwaram of Kazargode District, are scheduled on 18 and 20 respectively.
51574 JLGs are pursuing farming 28563 hectres of land and so far Rs 310 Crore had been given as Bank loan. Kudumbashree plans to make avail Rs 400 crore bank loan for the JLGs.
Banks give loan starting from Rs 1 lakh to JLGs for a financial year. Those who repay the loan in time are given special concessions. In fact, this become interest free loans then.
It's on behalf of the centrally designed programme, that Kudumbashree is involved.To improve the representation of women in agricultural sector, to promote the livelihood of women through organic way of cultivation are the aims of the centrally sponsered programme, Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana (MKSP). Kudumbashree is the nodal agency of MKSP in Kerala.