An increased demand for fisheries development in the country attracts people from all sectors rather traditional fisherman and people from coastal belt. Adopting new technologies, like aquaponics, backyard fish ponds / tanks are allowed us setting up fisheries activities even in a restricted little spaces. Some of the banks are providing fisheries finance in which activities included inland fisheries, marine fisheries and brackish water scheme.
A majority of Agricultural loans operate within 18 months of repayment period which commonly known as Seasonal Agricultural Operations (SAO). Farmers seeking loans facilitating "long term loans" with repayment period of upto 15 years may give immense opportunities to invest in diversified fields like Dairy Farm, Farm Mechanisation, Minor Irrigation, Lift Irrigation, Horticulture, Land Developments, Sheep / Goat / Piggery / Poultry Farm, Inland fisheries, Sericulture, Rural Godowns, Farm Plantations / Forestry Plantations and other activities.
SBI Agriculture Loan For Financing Of Second Hand / used Tractors Schemes (SBI - Mahindra Vishwas & SBI TAFE Nayaroop) enable farmers with smaller land holdings to mechanise their farms. Individual farmer or a group of farmers not exceeding three in number (as co- borrowers) owning minimum 3 acres of perennially irrigated agricultural. Tractors which are more than 7 years from the original purchase date shall not be financed.
SBI Agriculture Loan For Financing Power Tractor (Scoring Model For Tractor Loans) to provide finance for purchase of new tractors, accessories and implements. The earlier Tractor Plus scheme stands withdrawn.
SBI has a unique financial Scheme For Financing Private Cold Storage / Private Ware Houses For On lending To Farmers who has agricultural commodities to be stored in the third party warehouses or cold storages. All private cold storages/warehouses if the promoters are of good repute and Integrity, capacity of the cold storage more than 5000 MT, registered post-tax profits for the last 3 years, all their existing accounts classified as Standard asset. New cold storages can also be considered with the permission of the controlling authority.
SBI Has two bank loan schemes for Dairy related agricultural projects. The first one named -SBI Scheme For Dairy Societies- aims to provide finance for creating infrastructure like Construction of Milk house or Society office, Purchase of Automatic milk collection system, transport vehicles, Bulk chilling unit; and the second named SBI Dairy Plus Agriculture loan scheme to finance milk producing members of AMUL pattern societies recognized private milk dairies posting profit in the past two years.
SBI Agriculture Loan for Tractor Upgradation (Sanjeevani) provides Finance For Repairs, Maintenance And Addition Of New Implements Etc. (to Tractors) to assist the farmers, who are regular in their repayments for repairs / maintenance of tractor and for purchase of additional implements.
SBI Agriculture Loan For Financing Power Tillers to farmers or a group of not more than 3 farmers owning 2 acres of land. Farmers owning lesser acreage also become eligible for availing Power tiller loans provided Debt Service Coverage Ratio (DSCR) work out to 1.75 and above, Income from Custom hiring adequate, farmers adopting intensive cultivation practices.
Combine Harvester is a farming device which can reduce the crop loss compared to traditional methods and can tackle the peak time labour shortage. This device combines the activities of harvesting, threshing, winnowing and collection of grains. Combine harvesters are becoming popular among farmers as the time required for harvesting, threshing and winnowing operations are very much reduced. It cuts the standing crop in the field, feeds the cut crop to the threshing unit, threshes the crop and cleans the grain, freeing it from the straw.
Farmer's Land Purchase Scheme is to assist Small & Marginal farmers, Tenants Cultivators, Share Croppers and landless agricultural labourers for purchase of land. The borrowers should have a record of prompt repayment of the loan for at least two years. Good borrowers of other Banks may also eligible provided they liquidate their outstanding to other banks.
SBI provides agriculture loan for Setting Up Of Agri-Clinic and Agri Business Centres as the part of self employment opportunities to technically trained persons. Persons having technical degree in Agricultural or allied to agriculture like horticulture, animal husbandry, forestry, dairy, veterinary, poultry, pisciculture and other activities. The subsidy would be admissible only in respect of agricultural graduates trained under ACABC scheme on or after 1st April, 2004.
SBI Gramin Bhandaran Yojana Capital Investment Subsidy Scheme For Construction or Renovation Of Rural Godowns is designed to create scientific storage capacity in the rural areas to meet the requirements of farmers for storing farm produce. To prevent distress sale of produce by farmers immediately after harvest by promoting pledge financing and marketing credit.
The objective of SBI agriculture loan scheme For Financing Micro Finance Institutions (MFI) or Non Govt. Organisations (NGO) is to enable the Bank to lend to MFI / NGO for on lending to SHG / JLG / Individuals and to increase the outreach by financing large number of SHG in cost effective manner, supplementing the efforts of in financing SHG.
The objectives of SBI Financing Cold Storage is to promote setting up of cold storage and reducing post harvest losses. Eligible Organisations are: Individuals / Farmers, Group Farmers / Growers, Companies, NGOs, Partnership / Proprietary Firms, Corporations, Cooperative Agricultural Produce Marketing Committees, Marketing Boards / Committees and Agricultural Industries Corporations.
Objective of SBI's Capital Investment Subsidy Scheme For Commercial Production Units Of Organic Inputs Under National Project On Organic Farming is to promote organic farming in the country by making available the organic inputs such as bio-fertilizers, vermicompost and fruit & vegetable waste compost and thereby better return for the produce.
SBI provides two bank loan schemes to seed processors in which first scheme enables loan against seed processor receivables due to them from the seed growers and the second one as SBI Mortgage Loan furnishing mortgage of property of adequate value.
Objective of Farmers Easy Empowered Loan (FEEL) or KRISHI KALYAN is to provide timely and adequate credit to farmers to meet production and consumption expenses. To reduce the multiple process of separate application, documentation & EM creation for availment of KCC and PML, thereby reduce the time for delivery of credit.
The objective of SBI Agriculture Produce Marketing Loan is to help farmers avoid distress sale of their produce. To offer the facility of loan against the stocks stored in farm houses, in addition to loan against warehouse receipts.
SBI Arthias Plus provides financing commission agents against their receivables from farmers. Eligibility (under Agriculture segment): Commission agents enjoying good reputation and holding a valid license from the market yard/ board and are in the line of business for the past 3 years, having receivables from farmers only, functioning in rural and semi urban markets/mandis.
Objectives of Financing Joint Liability Groups Of Tenant Farmers (JLG) are to augment flow of credit to tenant farmers cultivating land either as oral lessees or sharecroppers and small farmers who do not have proper title of their land holding through formation and financing of JLG.