Kisan Vikas Patra
Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) is a savings plan that was reintroduced on 18-Nov-2014 by the Government of India. It is to encourage people to save their money and not invest in fraudulent schemes. The plan offers current interest rate of 7.6 per cent. It doubles an investment in 113 months (9 years, 5 months). Finance Minister Arun Jaitley started the plan. The Directorate of Small Savings Government of India, sells these saving bonds through all Post Offices in the country. A KVP can be cashed in after two and a half years from the date of issue at the purchase amount plus interest. However, there is no tax break for investors in KVPs.
Purchasing[change | change source]
When an investor buys a KVP the Post office issues a certificate of deposit. It has the investors name, the amount and date of maturity. KVPs are available in amounts of 1,000, 5,000, 10,000 and 50,000 Rs.. Anyone can invest in Kisan Vikas Patra if they are an adult and a citizen of India. 
References[change | change source]
- "Kisan Vikas Patra Relaunched: 10 Facts". NDTV. 18 November 2014. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
- Chandralekha Mukerji (18 November 2014). "Kisan Vikas Patra: Should you junk gold and invest in KVPs?". The Economic Times. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
- "Kisan Vikas Patra". kisanvikaspatra.com. ND. Retrieved 18 November 2014. Check date values in: