Farmers of a poor state like Jharkhand, who were badly affected by drought for past several years, needed help, Singh said while speaking at a function organized by NABARD (National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development) here.
He said the state has taken initiative to extend all possible assistance to them and if NABARD supports them by distributing Kisan Credit cards among them and extends the limit of credit, it would help them as well as the state.
The Kisan credit card should be distributed among maximum farmers and extending the loan limits for them, he suggested.
Appreciating the initiative of NABARD, the minister said the state government has focused on inclusive farming and making effort to link other sources of income.
Saying that the Raghubar Das-led dispensation was a government of the villages, the poor and the farmers, Singh said it aimed to extend all assistance to the farmers with the co-operation of NABARD.