NABARD asks bankers to implement government sponsored schemes in Himachal

Shimla: NABARD has asked regional rural banks (RRB), leading commercial banks, cooperative banks to play a proactive role in implementing government sponsored schemes formulated for weaker sections of society.

Speaking a day long workshop here today, AD Ratnoo, CGM NABARD Shimla asked the participating banks to action plan for the coming year, which needed to be submitted to NABARD so that targets set out could be monitored.

The branch managers of banks were asked to ensure that they were equipped with the guidelines and instructions of RBI, NABARD and central government sponsored schemes such as Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme, Integrated Development of Small Ruminants, Rabbits Self-Help Groups and Joint Liability Groups.

At the workshop NABARD officers made presentations on Capital-cum-Refinance Scheme for Installation of Solar Off-grid (Photo-voltaic thermal) & Decentralized Applications schemes.

Besides the bankers, the workshop was attended by representatives of various government departments and some selected NGOs, a NABARD spokesman disclosed.

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