Tuesday, 21 September 2021 | PNS | Dehradun
The CM flags off five ‘financial literacy vehicles’ of the Gramin Bank.
Chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has said that the Gramin banks should organise camps to provide loans to the people under different schemes. He was speaking at a programme organised to release the ninth annual report of Uttarakhand Gramin Bank at his residence on Monday. He also flagged off five ‘financial literacy vehicles’ of the Gramin Bank on the occasion. These vehicles are equipped with ATMs and are funded by NABARD. Appreciating the concept, the CM said that the effort is in the direction of promoting financial inclusion and digital India mission of Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi. He said that these vehicles would help in increasing financial literacy and increase the digitisation by the ATMs. Dhami said that special camps should be organised by the bank in all the districts for disbursal of loans to the beneficiaries under different schemes. He directed the officers of the bank to ensure that the maximum number of loans is disbursed in these camps.
The chief general manager of NABARD Gyanendra Mani said that the banks play an important role in the economic development of the state. He said that NABARD provides different types of financial help to increase the participation of banks in financial inclusion. He claimed that NABARD’s priority is to provide banking services to the people of the state.
The chairman of the Gramin Bank Rajesh Teji said that the Bank is making maximum use of the services provided by NABARD’s financial inclusion fund.