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Scheme for Financing Farm Development Activities

  • Benefits
  • Features
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Document Required
  • Fees And Charges
  • Most Important Terms & Conditions (MITC)

Scheme for Financing Farm Development Activities : Benefits

  • Margin Nil for limit up to Rs. 1 lakh
  • Processing charges Nil for Aggregate Loan upto Rs 3.00 Lakhs
  • Inspection charges Nil for Aggregate Loan upto Rs 3.00 Lakh
  • Minimum Loan amount: No minimum ceiling
  • Maximum Loan of Rs 2.00 Crores can be availed

Scheme for Financing Farm Development Activities : Features

Providing financial assistance for all farm development activities which results in enhanced income of the farmer.

Loan is provided for various activities as

  • Land Reclamation and Soil Improvement
  • On Farm Development Works
  • Soil and Water Conservation
  • Other indicative list of activities
    1. Land clearance (removal of bushes, trees, etc.)
    2. Land leveling and shaping
    3. Contour /graded bunding
    4. Bench terracing for hilly areas
    5. Contour stone walls
    6. Staggered contour trenches
    7. Disposal drains
    8. Formation of roads
    9. Reclamation of saline/alkaline/ravine soils
    10. Fencing

Scheme for Financing Farm Development Activities : Eligibility Criteria

  • Individual farmers including Self Help Groups (SHGs) or Joint Liability Groups (JLGs) i.e, groups of individual farmers) and Proprietorship firms of farmers, directly engaged in Agriculture and Allied Activities
  • Landless agricultural labourers, tenant farmers, oral lessees and sharecroppers whose share of landholding is within the limits prescribed for Small and Marginal Farmers (lease holder should have lease for at least last 10 years)
  • Corporate farmers, Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs)/(FPC) Companies of Individual Farmers, Partnership firms and Co-operatives of farmers engaged in Agriculture and Allied Activities

Scheme for Financing Farm Development Activities : Document Required

  • KYC Documents (AADHAR, Voter ID, PAN Card, Driving License etc.)
  • Passport Size photo
  • Quotation/Invoice (if available)
  • Land Records
  • Project Report (if available)
  • IT Returns (if available)

Scheme for Financing Farm Development Activities : Fees And Charges

Pre-Payment Charges- Nil

Processing charges:

  • Aggregate Agriculture exposure of Rs. 3.00 Lakhs- Nil
  • Above Rs 3 Lakhs - 1 % of the limit sanctioned with a maximum of Rs 100 lacs.

Inspection Charges:

  • Agriculture exposure upto Rs. 3.00 Lakhs- Nil
  • Above Rs 3 lakhs to Rs 10 Lakhs - Rs 250
  • Above Rs 10 Lakhs to Rs 1 Crore - Rs 1000
  • Above Rs 1 Crore - Rs 5000

Scheme for Financing Farm Development Activities : Most Important Terms & Conditions (MITC)

Age criteria (As on the date of application): Minimum: Age of applicant should be 21 Years & for co-applicant/s should be 18 years. Maximum: 70 years. However if applicant's age is more than 60 years, one of his/her legal heir aged between 21-50 years has to be made as co-applicant
Eligibility Criteria Minimum satisfactory Banking relationship of 6 months with our Bank
Nature of facility Demand Loan /Term Loan
Quantum of Loan Minimum: No minimum ceiling
Maximum: Rs 2.00 crores
  • Nil for aggregate loan up to Rs 1.00 Lakh
  • For aggregate loan above Rs 1.00 Lakh up to Rs 3.00 lakhs: 10%
  • For aggregate exposure limit above Rs. 3 lakhs: 15%
Rate of Interest
  • Limit upto Rs.3.00 Lakhs- One year MCLR+ SP
  • Limit above Rs.3.00 Lakhs less than Rs.25.00 Lakhs: One year MCLR+ SP+1.25%
  • Limit Rs.25 Lakhs and above: One year MCLR+SP+2.00%
Maximum Repayment period (Excluding moratorium period):
  • Small & Marginal Farmers/SHG/JLG/FPO/FPC: Maximum -180- months
  • Others: Maximum -84- months
Moratorium/ Holiday period
  • Small & marginal farmer/SHG/JLG/FPO/FPC: Maximum of 23 months
  • Others: Maximum of 11 months
Pre-payment Charges Nil

Upto Rs. 1.60 Lakhs:

  • Hypothecation of crops / produces / assets created out of Bank's finance.

Above Rs.1.60 Lakhs:

  • Mortgage/Lien/Charge on Land and /or EM on any immovable properties.
  • Third party guarantee (if available)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • What is land development loan?

    Land development loan refers to the financial assistance by a bank to farmers for carrying out various farm development activities like land reclamation, soil development, on-farm development works, soil & water conservation and other farm activities that help farmers earn income.

  • How much can I borrow for farm development?

    There are a few factors which decide the amount of loan:

    • Land holding of the borrower
    • Crops grown
    • Source and amount of farm & other income
    • Nature and cost of proposed developmental activity

    However, a maximum amount of Rs. 2.00 Cr. can be sanctioned under this scheme.

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