Kisan Vikas Patra is a saving scheme that was announced by the Government of India that doubles the money invested in eight years and seven months. The Directorate of Small Savings Government of India, sells these saving bonds through all Post Offices in the country so that the scheme can be accessed by citizens from all over the country. A KVP can be encashed after two and a half years from the date of issue at the value it has been bought and the interest accrued for the period.
The “kisan” in Kisan Vikas Patra does not mean that only farmers can buy these saving certificates but means that the revenue mobilized by this scheme will be used by the Government of India in welfare schemes for farmers. Any individual can safely invest and save their money in the form of Kisan Vikas Patra.
How to Invest
Kisan Vikas Patra can be purchased from any Post Office by filling a form and depositing the amount in cash or by cheques or demand drafts with the filed form and your photographs. The Post Office will issue a Certificate called Kisan Vikas Patra with your name, amount, date of maturity and amount on the date of maturity.
Who Can Invest
You can invest in Kisan Vikas Patra if you are a citizen of India and an adult; in your own name, or on behalf of a minor. A trust is also eligible to invest in KVP. Two adults can jointly buy KVP.
Who is not Eligible
Kisan Vikas Patra is not for business entities such as a company or institutions. NRIs or HUF (Hindu Undivided Family) are also not eligible to invest in KVP.