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VST Tillers Tractors Ltd and Axis Bank Partners to Offer Credit Facility to Farmers

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24 May 2024, Bengaluru: VST Tillers Tractors Limited (VST) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Axis Bank to offer financial solutions to the farmers for purchasing tractors and Farm Mechanisation products. As per the agreement, Axis Bank will provide financial solutions to VST’s prospective customers through its extensive network of 5370+ branches spread across geography.

The MOU was signed by Mr. Antony Cherukara, CEO of VST Tillers Tractors Ltd, and Mr. Rajesh Dhage, Business Head of Farm Mechanization, Axis Bank, in the gracious presence of Mr Ramasawmy Gopalakrishnan, Head – Retail Assets for Bharat Banking, Axis Bank, and Mr. V T Ravindra, Managing Director of VST Tillers Tractors Ltd.

As per the MOU, both companies will leverage their extensive footprint to reach out to the farmers’ community to ensure that they have easy access to credit facilities for adapting farm mechanization. This partnership will enable farmers to avail hassle-free, affordable, and flexible credit facilities to transform the agricultural sector. The Bank will offer flexible repayment options, swift sanctions, and special benefits on EMI options to encourage the farmers to opt for adapting farm mechanization. 

Speaking on the occasion of signing the MOU, Mr Antony Cherukara, CEO, of VST Tillers Tractors Ltd. said “We are delighted to partner with one of the leading Banks in the country and make our innovative farm equipment more accessible and affordable to farmers. Our partnership is aligned with our joint goal of enabling farmers in rural India to mechanize farming and thereby increase productivity. At VST, it is our constant endeavour to facilitate ease of farming, by bringing down the overall time and cost of farming and improving output and farm income. We are sure that this MoU will especially help small and marginal farmers in availing hassle-free credit facilities for buying our products.”

Mr. Munish Sharda, Executive Director, and Head – Bharat Banking, Axis Bank, said, “It has been our constant endeavour to engage and empower rural communities and marginal farmers by providing them with the most suitable financial solutions. By partnering with VST Tillers Tractors Ltd, we have combined forces to address various financial challenges faced by these communities, while encouraging them to adopt effective farming techniques. As we strengthen our alliance with numerous partners and pioneers from rural India, we are confident of making a positive and meaningful impact in the lives of millions of farmers across the nation.”

Both organizations share a common vision of empowering the farmer community by providing hassle-free solutions and encouraging entrepreneurship in the agricultural sector. Axis Bank will offer easy finance options, with minimal documentation, to encourage farmers to adopt innovative techniques for enhancing their productivity and thereby, increasing their income. This collaboration is an important step towards supporting and empowering the agricultural sector.

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