140th SLBC meet held: Tripura CM asks Banks to step forward for Tourism sector development

Agartala, Aug 04, 2022, ENEWSTIME Desk

SLBC-meet-Tripura-CM-TourismTourism sector in Tripura has immense potentiality in ensuring growth of the State – the Banks need to step forward for the development of the Tourism in Tripura, said Tripura Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha on Thursday (Aug 4).


Banks need to play positive role in ensuring disbursement of more loans under the PM Mudra Yojana and Start Up India schemes as these schemes aim to make the youth self reliant, Dr Saha commented while chairing the 140th State-Level Bankers’ Committee (SLBC) meeting at the Secretariat in Agartala today.


He also pointed out the banks need to be aware of the state government’s priority sectors; it would help the banks make specific plans for the state’s financial growth.


Chief Secretary J.K. Sinha stressed on organizing loan recovery camps by the banks in more numbers. He assured all possible assistance from the state government in this regard.


enewstime-SLBC-meet-Tripura-CM-TourismTaking part in the discussions, DGM of Punjab National Bank Anand Kumar highlighted the detailed programmes of the SLBC.


He said, the banks have set a target for 100 percent disbursement in the primary and other sectors under the Annual Credit Plan 2022-23.


He informed the meeting that the banks had already disbursed Rs. 1131.36 crore in primary sectors including agriculture, micro, small and medium industries till June in the current year. Besides, as many as 12,170 farmers (KCC card holders) have been given loan of Rs. 77.72 crore.


He also said, till June of the Financial year 2022-23, 21 SC and ST beneficiaries have been given loan of Rs. 2,10,96,000 and 38,021 bank account holders have been given loan of Rs. 228.82 crore under the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana.


Finance Secretary Brijesh Pandey, Principal Secretary of Revenue department Puneet Agarwal, chief executive officer of PNB- Atul Kumar Goyal, general manager of PNB- Sakshi Gopal Saha, general manager of RBI Agartala Satwant Singh Sahota and other SLBC representatives were present in the meeting.