Dharmapuri farmers accuse cooperative credit societies of not giving loans – The New Indian Express

By Express press service

DHARMAPURI: Participants in the monthly grievance meeting on Friday, farmers accused the Primary Agriculture Cooperative Credit Societies (PACCS) of not giving out loans. In addition, they alleged that farmers who applied for loans to buy dairy cattle were mistreated and turned away by employees.

Mr Prathapan, District Secretary of the Tamil Nadu Farmworkers Association, said: “To help maintain dairy animals, especially cows, there is a program in cooperative loan societies where farmers with two cows can get up to 36,000 rupees without any collateral and with low interest rates. ”

“But this scheme is not provided to farmers, in fact any farmer who wishes to apply for this scheme is insulted and driven away. Many farmers who had approached PACCS for such loans had been looked down upon and had not even not allowed to enter the office”. he said.

“Instead of this scheme, staff of cooperative banks only give loans to farmers if they use their land as collateral. PACCS is also corrupt, to avail the schemes we have to pay sometimes up to Rs 3000 for guarantee loans, the application process to prevent malpractice and take action against directors of cooperative banks for mistreating farmers,” he added.

Commenting on the case, representatives of the Cooperative department assured to launch an investigation and take action. Other farmers are also imposing charges against veterinary hospitals under livestock departments.

S Chinnasamy, State Chairman of Tamil Nadu Vivasayigal Sangam, said: “By standards, the veterinary clinic in Tamil Nadu operates between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. However, while the doctors are diligent in dealing with the morning schedule. More than 80% of veterinary clinics remain closed at noon.”

Other farmers also said that most veterinary hospitals in the district do not provide medicine. Breeding officials said they would investigate the matter.

DHARMAPURI: Participants in the monthly grievance meeting on Friday, farmers accused the Primary Agriculture Cooperative Credit Societies (PACCS) of not giving out loans. In addition, they alleged that farmers who applied for loans to buy dairy cattle were mistreated and turned away by employees. Mr Prathapan, District Secretary of the Tamil Nadu Farmworkers Association, said: “To help maintain dairy animals, especially cows, there is a program in cooperative loan societies where farmers with two cows can get up to 36,000 rupees without any collateral and with low interest rates. “But this scheme is not provided to farmers, in fact any farmer who wants to apply for this scheme is insulted and kicked out. Many farmers who had approached PACCS for such loans had been looked down upon and not even allowed to enter the office,” he said. “Instead of this program, staff from cooperative banks n lends to farmers only if they use their land as collateral. The PACCS is also corrupt, to avail the programs we have to pay sometimes up to Rs 3000 to secure the loans. the application process to prevent malpractice and take action against directors of cooperative banks for mistreating farmers,” he added. Commenting on the case, representatives of the Cooperative department assured to launch an investigation and take action. Other farmers are also imposing charges against veterinary hospitals under livestock departments. S Chinnasamy, State Chairman of Tamil Nadu Vivasayigal Sangam, said: “By standards, the veterinary clinic in Tamil Nadu operates between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. However, while the doctors are diligent in treating the morning schedule. More than 80 percent of the veterinary clinics remain closed at noon.” Other farmers also said that most veterinary hospitals in the district do not provide medicines. The officials of the breeding have assured that they will investigate the case.

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