Post Office Kisan Vikas Patra: Although there are many options available for investment in India, there is no guarantee that your money will be safe everywhere.
This is the reason why the common man of the country always chooses such an option where along with the security of his investment, better returns are also guaranteed. In such a situation, fixed deposit schemes of banks and savings schemes of post offices are the first choice of common people.
Today, the post office is giving tough competition to the top banks of the country in terms of giving hefty returns to the customers. Meanwhile, the post office has also increased the interest rate offered under the Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) scheme.
Your money will be doubled before 5 months
The post office has increased the interest rate on Kisan Vikas Patra Saving Schemes from 7.2 per cent to 7.5 per cent. The new interest rates have also been implemented from April 1. Under the Kisan Vikas Patra scheme, investors’ money doubles after a fixed time. When the post office used to pay 7.2 per cent interest on this scheme, it used to take 120 months to double the investors’ money. But now when the interest rate available on the scheme has increased from 7.2 per cent to 7.5 per cent, then instead of 120, your money will double in 5 months less i.e. 115 months (9 years and 7 months).
KVP account can be opened with as little as Rs 1000
Let us tell you that under the Kisan Vikas Patra Saving Scheme, you can open an account with a minimum of Rs 1000. There is no limit on the maximum deposit in this scheme. This post office scheme can be opened with both single and joint accounts. There is an option of joining a maximum of 3 adults in a joint account. If you want to close your account under the Kisan Vikas Patra Scheme, then it can be closed after 2 years and 6 months from the date of opening the account.