West Bengal cooperative minister said the state govt intends to reactivate Kisan Credit Cards and defunct cooperative societies. The minister was addressing a symposium on how to ensure paddy procurement by cooperative societies.
Govt would undertake a massive paddy procurement drive soon to ensure farmers could avail the minimum support price by selling their produce to cooperatives or to the government, reports UNI.
The state govt. will provide farmers with an additional stipend of Rs. 200 crore to encourage them to take part in the procurement drive, the minister said.