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Small farmers share in farm loans grows to 45pc

Posted on Nov 23, 07:27PM | IBNS

The agriculture credit flow during the year 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 was Rs. 3,84,514 crore, Rs.4,68,291 crore and Rs. 5,11,029 crore respectively.

During this period credit flow to small and marginal farmers was Rs. 1,22,654 crore, Rs. 1,67,739 crore and Rs. 2,27,835 crore respectively which is 32pc , 36pc and 45pc of the total loan disbursed to the farmers during these years.

This information was given by Tariq Anwar, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries, in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha on Friday.

"The Government has taken several measures to improve credit flow to small and marginal farmers," he said.