Kisan Credit Cards (KCC) for Fisheries Schemes, 2020-21

Fisheries. , , .


No. 639-Fish/C-V/1P-13/2000 Dated, Kolkata, 05.03.2020

From: The Additional Secretary to the Govt. of West Bengal
To: The District Magistrate

Sub: Kisan Credit Cards (KCC)


Increased importance is being given to enhancing the capacity of the fishermen in your districts to avail loans through KCC. For the same, the Deptt. has come up with a guideline and also a format for Monthly Progress Report and District wise Annual target of KCC for Fisheries sector 2020-21. This would enable you to review and to monitor issuance of KCC, loan sanctioned under the scheme by the banks etc. in your districts on a regular basis in the DLBC meetings. The MPR should be duly filled and submitted at the mail id given in the table below by 5th of every month or the next working day. Director of Fisheries has been entrusted to monitor the progress of the same at the state level.

Dr. Saptarshi Biswas, Deputy Director of Fisheries (SPU) of this Department has been nominated to act as the Nodal Officer of this Department for the said purpose.

Contact details of the Nodal Officer are given below:

Department of Fisheries, Aquaculture, Aquatic Resources and Fishing Harbours at 31, G.N. Block, Benfish I. T. Building, Kolkata-700 091.Mobile 8910520288ddfspu@gmail.com

Your timely intervention would enable us to reach out to maximum number of fishermen and enable them to work for their better livelihood.

Additional Secretary
to the Govt. of West Bengal
Encl: As stated.


Fisheries Schemes to be Implemented Under KCC (2020-21)

Background of the Scheme:

Features of the Kisan Credit Card:

  1. All farmers including small and marginal farmers, share croppers and tenants are eligible for the Kisan Credit Card.
  2. It simplifies the loan as it requires onetime documentation, and all subsequent documentation is based on the farmer’s declaration of crops to be raised etc.
  3. Offers flexible repayment schedule after the harvest season and enables rescheduling of payments in case of a bad crop season.
  4. Farmers can use it to take loans.
  5. Acts as a single credit facility for the farmer for all aquaculture requirements.
  6. Any number of withdrawals subject to credit limit. Repayment- only after harvest and marketing.


The KCC scheme aims at providing adequate and timely credit support from the banking system under a single window with flexible and simplified procedure to the fish farmers for their working capital requirements towards fresh water fish/prawn culture (including cold water), Brackish water shrimp/fish/crab culture, fish/shrimp/prawns/crabs/seed rearing, capture fisheries in fresh water and marine, any other fishery activities may be considered in addition to these activities.



A) Inland Fisheries & Aquaculture-

i) Fishers, Fish farmers (individual & groups/partners/share croppers/tenant farmers), Self Help Group, Joint Liability Groups & Women Groups,
ii) The beneficiary must own or lease any of the Fishery related activities, such as, pond, tank, open water bodies, raceway, hatchery, rearing unit, posses necessary license for fish farming and fishing related activities and any other fisheries activities and allied activities.

B) Marine Fisheries-

Beneficiaries listed as other who own or lease registered fishing vessels/ boats, possess necessary fishing license/ permission for fishing in estuary and sea, fish farming/ mariculture activities in estuaries and open seas and any other fisheries and allied activities.

Credit Limit for interest subvention and prompt repayment incentive:

Scale of finance:

A) The scale of finance for KCC including fisheries activities will be fixed by the District Level Technical Committee (DLTC) based on local cost. The scale of finance may be worked out on per acre/ per unit etc, basis.

B) Fisheries Recurring cost towards seed, feed, organic and inorganic fertilizers, lime/ other soil conditioners, harvesting and marketing charges, fuel/ electricity charges, labour/ lease rent (if leased water area), insurance etc. for capture fishery working capital would include the cost of fuel, ice, mooring, landing charges, other labour charges, etc. may form part of the scale of finance.


(Ref. F/N0.25-1(07)/2018-AHD (COORD), Govt. of India, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries Plan Coordination Unit dated-11.02.19)

Beneficiary/ candidate selection:

1. As KCC is a relatively a new feature in fisheries sector, it has to be widely discussed in all the block/ district meeting, so that the fishers get to know about it.

2. (a) The list of beneficiaries/applicants may be collected and sponsored to the banks for issuance of KCC.
(b) List of beneficiaries/applicants can also be collected from the Fishermen Association/ Cooperative/SHG and sponsored to the bank.
(c) All beneficiaries covered under different fisheries schemes (state plan/CSS/) may also be brought under KCC coverage.
(d) Individual beneficiaries can also submit the application to the bank through the block FEO.
(e) The PRI authorities may be kept informed about disbursements in this regard.

Repayment Period:

Against this backdrop the current schemes have been devised for KCC considering the interest subvention.

The present proposal includes:

1. The synopsis of 11 schemes:

2. Sheet showing the calculation of bank interest with interest subvention- to be reconciled with bank/ DLBC. Annexure I

3. The details of the schemes- Annexure II

4. The KCC form- Annexure III



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