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  • SBI Kisan Credit Card

    The State Bank of India (SBI) recently announced an update for all Kisan Credit Card (KCC) users/farmers who want to review their Kisan credit cards online. SBI wants to make sure that farmers do not have to rush to the nearest branch, and hence, has started an online service to facilitate the KCC reviews.

    State Bank of India offers the Kisan Credit Card scheme to farmers to provide them with the required credit for crop production, emergency expenses, allied agricultural activities, etc. The loan is disbursed to farmers using a simple sanction process with easy documentation. The Kisan Gold Card scheme is also offered to address the production needs, meet domestic commitments inclusive of medical expenses, children’s education and marriage, etc. Domestic requirements will be included to up to 20% of the credit limit.

    Features and Benefits of an State Bank of India Kisan Credit Card:

    Credit Limit:

    State Bank of India will determine the short term credit limit for the first year based on the crops grown according to the quantum of finance and cropping pattern projected. The credit limit would also cover household expenses, farm and farm asset maintenance costs, crop insurance, asset insurance, personal accident insurance and post-harvest requirements. State Bank of India will revise the limit every year and there will be an increase by 10%. The Kisan Credit Card limit will also include any amount required for investments done on the farm like purchasing implements or equipment for crop production and the borrower has to repay this amount within one year. This investment portion will not have an annual review, but will be considered when the withdrawal limit is being set by the bank. The Maximum Permissible Limit (MPL) sanctioned on the Kisan Credit Card will be the short term loan limit derived for the fifth year inclusive of the investment loan amount. The Maximum Drawal Limit (MDL) sanctioned on the Kisan Credit Card will be the short term loan limit derived for the first year or a sum of the limit from the second to the fifth year including the investment loan amount. The credit under the Kisan Credit Card will be in the form of revolving credit and the balance in an account will get the holder interest as per Savings bank rates.


    Kisan Credit Card customers will receive a Debit Card/ATM card - State Bank Kisan Card, for making withdrawals from their KCC accounts at PoS and ATM machines.

    Processing Fees:

    State Bank of India will waive the processing fees for loans taken for an amount up to Rs. 3 lakhs.


    Security does not have to be given for credit limits up to Rs. 1 lakh and for limits up to Rs. 3 lakhs, if there is a tie-up arrangement made for recovering the loan.

    Annual Renewal:

    Every Kisan credit card account has to be renewed every year before the due date to get the assigned credit limit. This renewal has to be done for the entire period of five years. The customer has to give a revival letter or a declaration to State Bank of India before the expiry date. When the renewal happens, the revision of the Maximum Drawal limit will be assessed according to the projected cropping pattern and the area confirmed by the borrower.


    State Bank of India will also provide crop insurance for all eligible crops as per the National Agricultural Insurance Scheme.

    Loan Disbursement:

    The loan will be disbursed by SBI as cash, according to the cultivation needs of the crop grown.


    • Repayments for single Kharif crop loans have to be done within 31st January.
    • Repayments for single Rabi crop loans have to be done within 31st July.
    • Repayments for multiple Rabi /Kharif/double crop loans have to be done within 31st July.
    • Repayments for long-term crop loans can be done throughout the year, from the disbursement date.

    Borrowers making repayments have to ensure that the amount is directed into their Kisan Credit Card accounts. The amount that has to repaid should be the minimum loan amount with interest and other applicable charges, before the due date.

    Farmers wishing to apply for the Kisan Credit Card can easily do so by visiting the nearest SBI rural branch or contact the marketing officer visiting the concerned village.

    SBI’s YONO App Will Soon be Available to Farmers

    SBI YONO mobile app, which is a combined platform for lifestyle and banking service, will soon be available for farmers and businessmen, announced the 2nd largest card issuer in India.

    With the eye-catchy tag line, ‘You Only Need One’, the app has been reportedly popular among youngsters. Since its launch in 2017, about 61 lakh users have been registered and it currently witnesses about 3 lakh logins on daily basis.

    The new services in the YONO app for farmers, businessmen and frequent travelers will be launched in April in 6 vernacular languages, said SBI Chairman, Rajnish Kumar.

    For farmers, the ‘YONO Farmer’ service will provide agriculture-related services such as the information related to seeds, climate or weather information, Kisan Credit Card facility, gold loans and online market information.

    Businessmen would see all their needs and requirements under one card or services and for NRIs and globetrotters the structure is being mapped, added the Chairman.

    Kisan Gold Card:

    The loan given through the Kisan Gold Card can be used for buying farm assets, constructing assets, purchasing land, building farm houses or for purchasing tractors and other accessories.

    Loan Amount:

    The loan amount that is sanctioned by State Bank of India is five times the yearly farm income or 50% of the mortgaged land value, which has been submitted as collateral security. Depending on whichever is lesser, the maximum amount sanctioned will be Rs. 10 lakhs. While mortgaging the land, borrowers have to submit documents like encumbrance certificates, land records, etc.


    For loan amounts taken for up to Rs. 1 lakh, hypothecation of the assets that have been created is required. For loan amounts taken above Rs. 1 lakh, hypothecation of the assets, land mortgage, charge on land or any other reliable security is required.


    Borrowers can do repayments as yearly, quarterly or half-yearly installments, based on the crop harvest or other agricultural conditions within a period of six to seven years. Credit taken for establishing horticultural orchards can be repaid within nine years from the sanction date.

    Farmers wishing to apply for the Kisan Gold Card can easily do so by visiting the nearest SBI rural branch or contact the marketing officer visiting the concerned village

    Interest Rates for SBI Kisan Credit Card:

    • Up to Rs.3 lakh – 7%
    • Above Rs.3 lakh - As applicable from time to time

    Kisan Credit Card Apply Online SBI

    • Farmers can now review their Kisan Credit Card accounts using the SBI online portal without visiting a bank branch.
    • You have to download the SBI YONO app and log into the portal
    • Then, go to YONO Krishi and then click on ‘Khata’.
    • Then, go to KCC Review section, and then click on ‘Apply’.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    Kisan Credit Card:

    Farmers can apply for the Kisan Credit Card scheme as a single applicant or as joint applicants with co-borrowers who are owner cultivators. Other type applicants eligible for this credit card scheme are share croppers, oral lessees, tenant farmers, SHGs and Joint Liability Groups of farmers.

    Kisan Gold Card:

    Farmers who have had impeccable repayment patterns for the past two years, reliable borrowers from other banks, new applicant farmers holding deposits for atleast two years with SBI and old customers who have closed their accounts with SBI can apply for the Kisan Credit Card.

    Other Agricultural Banking products offered by State Bank of India:

    • Arthiyas Plus Scheme
    • Broiler Plus
    • Business Correspondent (BC) Arrangement
    • Capital Investment Subsidy Scheme for Commercial Production Units of Organic inputs Under National Project on Organic Farming
    • Dairy Plus Scheme For Financing Dairy Units
    • Dairy Society Plus Scheme for Financing Dairy Societies
    • Finance To Horticulture
    • Financing For Combine Harvesters
    • Financing For Organic Farming
    • Financing JLG of Tenant Farmers
    • Financing JLG of Tenant Farmers
    • Financing of Second Hand / Used Tractors Scheme
    • Financing Power Tillers
    • Gramin Bhandaran Yojna Capital Investment Subsidy Scheme for Construction / Renovation of Rural Godowns
    • Kisan Gold Card Scheme (KGC)
    • Krishi Kalyan
    • Land Purchase Scheme
    • Lead Bank Scheme
    • Minor Irrigation Schemes
    • Mortgage Loan To Seed Processing Units
    • New Tractor Loan Scheme
    • Produce Marketing Loan
    • Rural Self Employment Training Institutes (RSETIs)
    • Sanjeevani
    • Sbi Krishak Uthaan Yojna
    • Scheme For Debt Swapping of Borrowers
    • Scheme For Financing Farm Machinery Where Tangible Assets are Created
    • Scheme For Financing Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs) / Non-Government Organisation (NGOs)
    • Scheme For Financing Private Cold Storage / Private Ware Houses for On lending to Farmers
    • Scheme For Financing Seed Processors
    • Scheme To Cover Loans For General Purpose Under General Credit Card (GCC)
    • Scoring Model For Tractor Loans
    • Setting up of Agri Clinic and Agri Business Centres
    • Stree Shakti Tractor Loan (SSTL)

    FAQs on SBI Kisan Credit Card

    1. Does State Bank of India have exclusive rural branches to address the needs of branches?

      Yes, State Bank of India has 428 Specialized Agricultural Development Branches along with 18 Agri Commercial Branches to offer credit facilities to farmers for crop production.

    2. Can SBI Kisan credit card holders get additional insurance cover when they enroll under the scheme?

      Yes, along with the Kisan credit card, SBI also offers personal accident insurance, asset insurance and crop insurance.

    3. What are the types of crops that will be covered under the crop insurance offered?

      The crop insurance will cover all types of eligible crops cultivated by the farmer.

    4. Can customers check the status of their SBI Kisan credit card application online?

      Yes, customers can easily check the status of their Kisan credit card applications on the SBI website.

    News About SBI Kisan Credit Card

    • SBI Kisan Credit Card Offers Crop loan at 4%

      The farmers who have a KCC can now get a loan from SBI at an interest rate lower than 4%. Under this scheme, the individual landowners, and joint cultivators, can also avail loans. The rate of interest on Kisan Credit Card is 9%. However, for the convenience of all farmers, a 2% subsidy has been given by the government.

      23 July 2020

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