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Top 10 Banks Providing Agriculture Loans to Farmers

Several Banks in India offer agricultural loans are loans to farmers for various agricultural purposes like the purchase of land, seeds, tools or machinery, crop insurance, maintenance of the farm, etc. Here are the Top Indian banks offering agricultural loans to farmers at attractive interest rates.

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Banks Providing Agriculture Loans at Attractive Interest Rates
Banks Providing Agriculture Loans at Attractive Interest Rates

Agriculture Loans: A farmer may need financial support for many things like buying tractors or harvesters, quality seeds or fertilizers etc. and keeping all these things in mind many banks in India provide easy loans facility for them. Today in this article we will be talking about the top 10 banks that provide loans to farmers.

Banks in India Providing Loans to Farmers

Here are some banks that offer easy loans to farmers. Let's know about them in detail;

SBI Agri Loans

State Bank of India (SBI) is the pioneer and market leader in Agri financing. It has a vast network of 16,000 branches all over India, which covers more than 1.01 crore farmers. Their services include the whole range of agriculture and related activities with some of exclusive features like:

  • Low-interest rates

  • No intermediaries

  • No hidden cost

  • Quick loan sanction and disbursement

SBI Agri loan covers the entire range of agricultural activities from the Farm to the Fork. It offers loans for crop production in the form of ACC / KCC. The loan covers crop production costs, post-harvest expenses, emergencies, etc. the Kisan Credit Card (KCC) is available in the form of an electronic Rupay Card, through which the farmer can withdraw money directly from ATMs, buy items like fertilizers through PoS. SBI also provides loans for the purchase of machinery like Tractors, Power Tillers, Combined Harvesters, etc.

The bank gives loans to other agricultural activities or allied activities like Poultry, Dairy, and Fisheries, etc.

ICICI Bank Agriculture Loans

Through the ICICI Bank agriculture loan, the farmers can purchase farm animals or agricultural equipment. The farmers can pay back these loans over a period of 3 to 4 years in -monthly/half-yearly/ yearly installments as per their convenience. The ICICI loan is hassle-free as it requires easy documentation, has convenient repayment options, and has no additional charges. To avail this loan, the farmer needs to submit a general application form, KYC documents, land documents, and post-dated cheques.

In addition, ICICI Bank also provides a Kisan Credit Card/Kisan Card (KCC) to farmers. The farmers can use this card at any ATM across the country.  To avail the KCC, you just need a piece of farming land and must be 18 to 70 years of age.


HDFC Agri Loans

HDFC is the leading Indian private sector bank, which is fully committed to ensuring that the benefits of world-class banking reach all sectors and parts of the country, particularly in the rural areas and agriculture sector. HDFC Bank gives required agricultural loans of varying tenors to all credit worthy customers engaged in farming of staple and cash crops, horticulture, plantations, poultry, animal husbandry, dairying, seeds, warehousing, etc.

The bank also funds supplies of various Agri inputs such as seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, micronutrients, and micro-irrigation tools.

The bank has identified storage, transportation, food processing, and other agriculture commodities as a thrust area and thus offers working capital and term loans of varying tenors to suitable processors, based on their financials and on the strengths of underlying commodities.  The bank is increasing its rural presence speedily in order to deliver these products efficiently at the doorsteps of their valued customers, at reasonable prices.

Axis Bank Agriculture Loans

Axis Bank for years has helped the farming community through its diversified financial products such as tractor loans, gold loans, Kisan Credit Card, warehouse receipt financing, loans for rural godowns, etc.

The Bank also provides a product called Contract Farming, in which loan agreements are made between the farmers and corporates. The amount is given by the lender immediately for the production and supply of the product and all of it is managed by the Fair Practices Lending Code.

Axis Bank also offers a Pisciculture Loan - made to fulfill timely and adequate loan requirements of the farmers who are in the business of Fresh/brackish water fish/prawns cultivation.


PNB Agri Loans

Punjab National Bank has numerous financial products related to the farming sector. For instance, a person can take loans from the PNB to set up biogas units or minor irrigation apparatus, develop wastelands, etc. Moreover, those who are interested in pursuing a career in apiculture (beekeeping) can also contact the bank for financial support.

PNB also provides financing for warehouse receipt along with insurance coverage and monetary support to growers in the event of crop failure, due to natural disasters, pests, and diseases. The scheme is known as Pradhan Mantri Faisal Bima Yojana. All of this is added to the regular financial services offered to farmers like Kisan Credit Card, debt swapping.

Allahabad Bank Farm Loans

Allahabad Bank is yet another nationalized bank in India that provides Kisan Credit Card (KCC) under its Akshay Krishi scheme. Akshay Krishi scheme is an exclusive scheme to provide adequate and timely financial support under a single window to the farmers. Facilities given under this scheme are:

  • Crop loan Component - Cash Credit

  • Allied activities component - Cash Credit - Working capital for activities allied to agriculture

  • Term loan Component - To meet Capital requirements

Its Potato Growers Credit Card Scheme is a unique scheme that provides adequate and timely credit support under a single window to the farmers for their agriculture and other needs.

Allahabad Bank also provides loans for machinery like Tractors/Power Tillers. Farmers living permanently in the control area of the Bank’s branches with a good reputation in the local area are eligible for this loan.

OBC Agri Loans

Oriental Bank of Commerce provides the Kisan Credit Card-Oriented Green Card (OGS) to qualified farmers for the purpose of meeting their working capital needs and crop production requirements concerning all farm activities, consumption needs, equipment repairs, etc. via the credit card. The bank also offers term loans against the card to meet their investment needs. The Oriented Green Card is given to – farmers, cultivators, and artisans who are engaged in farm and non-farm activities.

Other Agri banking products offered by OBC are:

  • Model Scheme for Financing Coconut Farming

  • Advance against Warehouse Receipts to Farmers

  • Purchase of Land for Agriculture Purposes

  • Agriculture Clinic and Agriculture Business Centers

  • Scheme for Financing Working Capital Requirement of Cold Storage

  • Scheme for Financing Timber Merchants and Saw Mills

  • Agricultural Loan against Security of Gold Jewelry

  • Financing Two Wheelers / Three Wheelers to Farmers

  • Scheme for purchase of Tractor

Indus Bank Agriculture Loan

Through the Indus Kisan scheme, the Indus Bank is enabling farmers involved in agricultural & allied activities to meet their short-term as well as long-term financial requirement through a single window system. It provides an easy and hassle-free banking experience thus instilling trust & faith in its customers.

How to Apply for Indus Bank Agriculture Loan?

Indus Kisan Facility is currently available at select branches of Gujarat, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Chhatisgarh, Punjab, Maharashtra, Haryana, and Rajasthan. To know more visit the nearest IndusInd Bank branch.

Karur Vysya Bank Agri Loans

Karur Vysya Bank provides many schemes specially designed to meet the needs of people involved in the farm sector. The bank offers a number of loans covering a range of businesses & catering to various needs. Starting from production loans to daily agricultural expenditure loans, Karur Vysya Bank provides different types of agri loans

Indian Bank Agriculture Loans

Indian Bank or Allahabad Bank also gives various types of loans to farmers and those involved in the agriculture sector. Some of them have been listed below;

  • Agricultural Godowns / Cold Storage

  • Financing Agriculturists for Purchase of Tractors & Other Farm Machinery

  • Kisan Credit Card (KCC)

  • Agricultural Jewel Loan Scheme

  • Dairy Loan

  • Agri Clinic and Agri-Business Centres

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