Tag: Crop loan disbursement to farmers

TAMILNADU AFFAIRS – Crop loan disbursement to farmers

Crop loan disbursement to farmers For the first time the crop loan disbursement has crossed Rs.10 thousand crores.  In the last financial year, 14.84 lakh farmers have been given crop loans of Rs.10,292.02 crores.  So far this year, 8, 44, 082 farmers have been granted loans of Rs.6,341.89 crore. In 2022, 1,40,722 new people were added and 1,12,000 were given loans of Rs.741.78 crore.   1,54,847 farmers have been given loans of Rs.1022.57 crore through 697 Primary Agricultural Cooperative Credit Societies in Delta districts. Google Pay and Paytm facilities have been introduced in Tamil Nadu State Chief Cooperative Bank. Out of 34,790 fair price shops across Tamil Nadu, 33, 487 shops are under the control of Cooperative Department. Screening programs to detect diseases The state health department has launched special screening programmes for nearly nine different ailments like heart health, blood diseases, diabetes, rheumatism, cancer, infertility etc. at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital. This is the first time that a separate screening programs have been introduced according to the nature of the diseases. There are three standard tests under the master health programme. The gold test is offered at 1,000, the diamond scheme is offered at 2,000 and the platinum at 3,000. They offer tests such as mammograms, Dexa scan (bone density test), thyroid profiles, ECHO and HbA1c(diabetes). Comprehensive master health check-up was introduced in 2016 at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, Chennai.   Infrastructure and medical equipment were installed at a cost of Rs.4 crore.   Disease related special tests are available at Rajiv Gandhi Hospital.