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. Agricultural Term Loans (ATL) fulfil the whole requirement through various banking institutions under strict regulation of RBI / NABARD.
SBI Agriculture Loan For Financing Of Second Hand / used Tractors Schemes (SBI - Mahindra Vishwas & SBI TAFE Nayaroop) enable farmers with smaller land holdings to mechanize their farms.
Eligibility for Agriculture Loan For Financing Of Second Hand / Used Tractors
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 purchasing of new tractors, accessories and implements as Agricultural Term Loan that can be availed by Agriculturists (individually or jointly). There must be minimum of land holding 4 acres of perennially irrigated land. Applicants should score of 56 under the scoring model of the bank. Proposals with credit score of 26 & above but upto 55 will be considered after credit enhancement.
Kisan Credit Card Scheme: The Kisan Credit Card (KCC) Scheme was a model agriculture loan scheme prepared by NABARD in August 1998 and RBI advised to implement the same by all commercial banks in India in 1998. After series of request from farmers, NABARD and RBI revised the whole KCC Scheme to suit the farmers' current needs. As per RBI directives, revised KCC scheme shall be referred to as the "Scheme to cover term loans for agriculture and allied activities under Kisan Credit Card Scheme".