It is the responsibility of all bankers to link all the beneficiaries of the Prime Minister's Krishi Samman Nidhi Yojana (PMKSNY) with Kisan Credit Card (KCC), to do this special campaigns should be conducted, said General Manager State Level Banking Committee (SLBC), Ravindra Kumar Das on Thursday during 70th review meeting of the committee.
Speaking on the occasion Planning and Finance Secretary Government of Jharkhand, Sunil Kumar said that many schemes are going on for the uplift and development of the State. “Banks need cooperation in extending the benefits of the schemes to the villagers. Banks should easily provide loans to promote farmers and MSME sector. Loans are most needed by farmers and the MSME sector,” he added.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion Principal Secretary, Rural Development Department, Avinash Kumar said that SHGs contribute to strengthening the economy. “Banks should provide loans on time. If you choose good farmers and SHGs and encourage them, the result will be pleasant. Those farmers who are not getting the benefits of KCC, should benefit the KCC. Branch managers should meet with common people in their area,” he added.
Speaking on the occasion Department of Financial Services, Joint Secretary Madnesh Mishra said that the dilution should encourage transactions. “Banks should encourage more and more people to transact through digital medium. It is a safe and simple medium. The pension scheme should also be promoted,” he added.
NABARD Chief General Manager AK Padhi said that the Central Government has taken several steps in the budget for the benefit of farmers. “Instructions have been issued to all the beneficiaries of the PMKSNY to be linked with the KCC. All banks should set up special camps to provide benefits of KCC to the farmers associated with the scheme to make it successful in Jharkhand,” he added.
Reserve Bank of India Deputy, General Manager Neeraj Kumar said that Financial Literacy Week is being observed in the State. “Under this, all banks should make the MSME sector aware that many schemes of the bank are being run in their interest. The branches of the bank should organize special camps and make the common people aware,” he added.
On this occasion, Industry Secretary Praveen Kumar Toppo, SBI GM AK Sahu, Allahabad Bank GM BK Sarangi, United Bank GM Praveen Sharma, Bank of India Ranchi Zonal Manager Tejeshwar Patnaik, SLBC Deputy General Manager Sanjeev Sarkar, Deputy General Manager of NABARD. Head of several banks including PK Das, AGM RBI, RR Tiwari, LDM, representative of the Government department and others were present.