Bhubaneswar: The Odisha chief minister, Naveen Patnaik, urged the bankers to support in restoring the State economy which has been badly hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Patnaik was addressing the State Level Bankers Committee (SLBC) meeting, here on Thursday.
”My Government is very serious about restoring economy both at State level and at individual household levels. For this I have three important interventions where I need your unstinted support.,” said Patnaik adding the Bankers to support the farmers, Women SHGs and MSMEs.
”We are providing more than Rs 600 crore for interest subvention to facilitate farmers get loan at ‘Zero percent’ up to 50 Thousand rupees and at 2% up to Rupees 3 lakhs. We also have our ‘Balaram’ Scheme to help our Share Croppers.”
”In case of Women Self-help Groups, Mission Shakti, My Government is providing 100% interest subvention up to Rs.3 lakhs making it interest free.”
Similarly for MSMEs State has designed some interest subvention to boost the sectors. I would be closely monitoring Credit Flow to these three crucial sectors and have a district wise review with Collectors and bankers jointly by the end of November.
Best performing banks would be awarded with Chief Minister’s award for Champion banks. I would also inform about the performance to the Union Finance Minister.
As I said earlier if doctors have a major role in saving lives, Bankers have a major role in saving livelihoods. I am sure all of you will raise to the occasion in helping the poor and needy. Esp.- Women, Farmers, and MSMEs.