FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
KOKRAJHAR, Feb 17: An awareness programme on Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yoj (PMMY) for the border population was conducted at BOP, Dadgiri on Wednesday and at BOP, Saralpara on Friday under 16th Bn.SSB, Ranighuli.
Sources from the SSB said the guest speaker from SBI, Kokrajhar main branch Sahab Dutta (P.O.), SBI, Kokrajhar Branch, Jak Basumatary, Special Associate (CIF), Bijoy Kalita, AM (SBI Life Insurance, Manish Khagaria delivered speech on PMMY.
In addition they also delivered lecture on other government initiatives such as Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yoj, Pradhan Mantri Surksha Bima Yoj, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yoj etc. The response of the public was also observed to be very active.
Around 250 persons from BOP, Dadgiri area and 270 persons from Saralpara village area including male, female and border youths attended and interacted with Bank Staff and clear their various doubts through interaction.
The programme was also attended by Amit Kumar, DIG SHQ, Bongaigaon at BOP, Dadgiri and in his speech, he expressed his gratitude for interest shown by people to unit and make necessary request to the Nodal Agency of bank to open a branch at the Dadgiri at same time his support will also be extended whenever required be it interacting with district administration or other.
Jasbir Singh, Officiating Commandant 16th Bn. also expressed that the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yoj will surely support and empower the needy and poor border people and their small business.
As the banking services are not available in the remote areas, the people those who are in need of money, usually take loans from money lenders at a very high interest. The money lenders also exploit them as those poor people cannot do anything. This surely affects the upliftment of the small business sectors in the remote areas and to overcome this type of problems, Central government has initiated this type of programme which will surely make a difference in their livelihood and hence the economic condition of the border people.