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  • Interest rates on crop loans nearly halved from around 14%-18% to 9%.
  • Rs 50,000-crore Jayaprakash Narayan Agriculture infrastructure and credit fund setup.
  • 3.5 crore Farmers issued “Kisan Credit Cards”; Rs 83,000-crores disbursed as loans through these cards. Kcc also provides Personal Insurance package to Farmers: Rs 50,000-thousand in case of death and Rs 25,000 thousand in case of Permanent Disability.
  • Minimum Support Price(MSP) of 25 farm products consistently increased over the past five years.
  • Special package of Rs 15,000-crore for Rehabilitating ailing co-operative banks.
  • National Agricultural insurance scheme operational in 22 states.
  • Income insurance scheme for farmers launched.
  • Essential Commodities Act (1955) amended to facilitate free trade and movement of food grains to help farmers get the best price.
  • 48 Agriculture Export Zones being setup in 14 states for Rs 1,325-crores.Aez’s to facilitate nearly Rs 10,300-crores worth additional Exports over next five years.
  • Assistance of Rs.678 crore announced to states to mitigate the hardships of sugarcane farmers.