JCCB Debt Swap
Under its ambitious project 'JCCB Debt Swap' JCCB has adopted 958 villages in Jalandhar District for total clearance from Private Money Lenders or Shahukars etc. Purpose of the Project is to save the farmers from exploitation of private money lenders arhtyias by providing bank finance to clear burden of costly debt. Beneficiary of this project are Small and marginal farmers who have availed loan from private money lender are ready to clear the same with will to never get trapped in the private money lender's net in future.
Kisan Club Programme
Under the aegis of NABARD JCCB has taken an agressive implementation of 'Kisan Club Programme' in the Jalandhar district. Bank has planned to cover 958 villages in the Jalandhar district under this programme. The Programme was launched by NABARD in November 1982 to propagate the five principles of “Development through Credit”.
The Five Principles of Farmer's Club
Credit must be used in accordance with the most suitable methods of science and technology.
The terms and conditions of credit must be fully respected.
Work must be done with skill so as to increase production and productivity.
A part of the additional income created by credit must be saved.
Loan instalments must be repaid in time and regularly so as to recycle credit.
What are Farmer's Clubs
Farmer's Clubs are grassroot level informal forums of farmers. Such Clubs are organised by rural branches of banks with the support and financial assistance of NABARD for the mutual benefit of the bank and the village farming community/rural people. With the enhancement of the programme, other agencies like NGO, VAs, KVKs, SAUs etc. are also now included as agencies included in the formation and promotions of FCs.
Functions of Farmer's Clubs
Emerging Role of Farmer's Clubs
The broad objective of setting up Farmer's Clubs would be to achieve prosperity for the farmer's with overall agricultural development in its area of operation by facilitating credit counselling, technology counselling and market counselling. Over the years, the vision of Farmer's Clubs has undergone a change and the role expected to be played by Farmer's Clubs have been enlarged to enable them to facilitate transfer of technology, propagation of seed village concept, strengthen agricultural extension services, undertake collective purchase and distribution of inputs, production and marketing, capacity building of members, to act as Business Facilitators (BFs)/Business Correspondents (BCs) for banks, formation of Self Help Groups (SHGs), Joint Liability Groups (JLGs), Producers Groups/Companies, Federations of Farmer's Clubs, undertake community related works, and assume the role of a leader.