Odisha government launches RuPay Kisan cards for farmers


Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik today launching the RuPay Kisan cards, Farmers will now be able to draw sanctioned loans from ATMs.

“Farmers can now easily draw money sanctioned as loans by using the RuPay Kisan cards from ATMs and micro ATMs,” the chief minister said at a function to mark the occasion.

He said Odisha is the first state to implement an integrated Core Banking Solution Project covering all the three tiers of the Short Term Cooperative Credit Structure i.e. State Cooperative Bank, District Central Cooperative Banks and 2708 Primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies.

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Patnaik distributed Micro ATM for a dispensation of loans at the doorsteps of the farmers. He said the state government is keen to address all the requirements of the farmers by converting the PACS as One Stop Shops.