₹10,000-cr. scheme for agricultural cooperatives to set up health infra in rural areas
The coronavirus pandemic has changed the situation for many sectors, including the agricultural sector. With Covid-19 at the centre, the shortage of health facilities in rural areas is clearly visible and in response to that the National Cooperative Development Corporation, an autonomous body, initiated the Ayushman Sahakar scheme to extend term loans worth ₹10,000 crore to cooperatives for the next five years. “Our primary objective is access to healthcare for farmers in rural areas. That driving spirit gets amplified because of COVID-19. The pandemic has re-emphasized the gaps in healthcare”, said NCDC Managing Director .