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State Credit Plan 2012-17 released

Posted on Jan 30, 10:37AM | UNI

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 29 : Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy today released the 'State Credit Plan for XII Plan' prepared by NABARD

A copy of the credit plan envisaging a potential of Rs 83,472 crore for the year 2013-14 was handed over to Finance Minister K M Mani

Mr Mani also released the CD on the State Focus Paper

Agriculture Minister K P Mohanan released the brochures in Malayalam on the GoI subsidy schemes and support to Producers' Organisations

NABARD has chosen the theme of "Development of Rural Infrastructure for accelerating inclusive growth" for this year's State Focus Paper in consonance with the development goals of the state

Top most priority for next five years as per NABARD is self sufficiency in Fruits and Vegetable, Milk production and Total Financial Inclusion

In his inaugural address, Mr Chandy lauded the NABARD in bringing out such a comprehensive document through mapping potentials of priority sectors

He also assured that the state government would closely associate with NABARD in implementing various schemes for Rural Infrastructure projects and that the government is very keen to work out a strategy for the various suggestions/action points proposed by NABARD in the document

Mr Mani, in his key note address, highlighted the various initiatives taken up by the Government like promotion of high tech farming and establishment of rice and coconut bio parks in the State

He emphasised the need for value addition activities at the farmer level to realise better price for their produce and urged banks to support such endevour of the farmers