Atma Nirbhar Krishi Yojana (ANKY) is an ambitious scheme launched by the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh with the aim of promoting self-reliance in the agriculture sector. Under this scheme, farmers are provided with financial assistance and support for various agricultural activities. The scheme focuses on scientific land terracing, doubling cropping, farm mechanization, and apiculture among other activities. Farmers can avail loans of up to Rs. 1.60 lakhs without collateral to invest in these activities.
The implementation of the scheme is overseen by a state-level committee headed by the Chief Minister. Various banks participate in providing loans under this scheme, enabling farmers to access financial resources easily.
- Financial assistance for agricultural activities: The scheme provides financial support to farmers for activities like scientific land terracing, doubling cropping, farm mechanization, and apiculture.
- Loan without collateral: Farmers can avail loans up to Rs. 1.60 lakhs without the need for collateral, facilitating access to financial resources.
- Enhanced productivity: By implementing modern farming techniques and practices, farmers can improve their productivity and income.
- Empowerment of farmers: The scheme empowers farmers by providing them with financial resources and technical assistance to enhance their agricultural practices.
- Promotes self-reliance: ANKY aims to make farmers self-reliant by enabling them to invest in various agricultural activities and reduce dependence on external factors.
- Encourages diversified cropping: The scheme promotes the cultivation of different crops, including fruits like apple, kiwi, orange, areca nut, walnut, and persimmon, leading to diversification and increased income for farmers.
- Support for women in agriculture: ANKY provides a platform for women farmers and members of self-help groups to access financial resources and contribute to the agricultural sector.
- The applicant must be a resident of Arunachal Pradesh.
- The farmer should possess the necessary land for agricultural activities.
- Women farmers and members of self-help groups are also eligible to apply under the scheme.
- The applicant must have a viable plan or proposal for the proposed agricultural activities.
- Farmers must meet the specific criteria set by participating banks for loan eligibility.
- Non-agricultural activities: The scheme focuses specifically on agricultural activities and may not cover non-agricultural ventures.
- Ineligible crops: Certain crops or activities may not be covered under the scheme’s purview. Farmers should refer to the official guidelines for a comprehensive list of eligible crops and activities.
- Non-compliance: Farmers who fail to meet the eligibility criteria or follow the prescribed guidelines may be excluded from the scheme’s benefits
Step 1: Visit the official website of the respective scheme or visit the nearest Agriculture/Horticulture Department office.
Step 2: Obtain the application form for the desired scheme.
Step 3: Fill in the application form with accurate details and attach the required documents.
Step 4: Submit the completed application form along with the necessary documents to the concerned Agriculture/Horticulture Department office.
Step 5: The application will be verified by the department officials.
Step 6: Upon successful verification, the loan amount or subsidy, as applicable, will be disbursed to the farmer’s bank account.
- Proof of identity (Aadhaar card, voter ID card, PAN card, etc.)
- Proof of address (ration card, utility bill, driving license, etc.)
- Land documents (ownership proof or lease agreement)
- Bank account details
- Passport-size photographs
- Income certificate
- Caste certificate (if applicable)
- Self-help group registration certificate (for Atmanirbhar Bagwani Yojana)
- Any other specific documents mentioned in the application form or scheme guidelines.