From our Staff Correspondent
Dibrugarh, June 1: A town hall meeting on Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) related issues was conducted by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Guwahati, here, recently at the RSETi auditorium. The meeting was chaired by the Deputy General Mager (DGM), RBI, Guwahati, Aridaman Kumar, while Deputy Commissioner Laya Madduri attended as the chief guest of the event. The other dignitaries who took part were DGM, SIDBI; DGM , State Bank of India (SBI) and DGM, United Bank of India (UBI), Lead District Mager, Director RSETI, branch heads of the banks functioning in Dibrugarh and Industry Associations. About 125 participants who included entrepreneurs, NGOs, and women self-help groups amongst others also attended the meeting.
Prior to the Town Hall meeting with a view to understand the issues and difficulties faced by participants, two presentations were made during the meeting, the first one was on the findings of a survey that was conducted amongst the entrepreneurs in Dibrugarh and its adjoining areas as the district is an important centre of tea industry with agglomeration of several MSME units. One more presentation on the framework for the revival and rehabilitation of MSMEs was made for the benefit of the bankers and entrepreneurs during the later half of the meeting.
For the benefit of the participants, an interactive session was held during which a few number of queries were responded to, by the stakeholders concerned on matters relating to banking services and infrastructure and the like. During the meeting, it was assured by the banks that they would contribute their best towards increasing the flow of credit to this sector. Moreover, as part of the credit linkage, 31 loan sanction letters were handed over to MSE borrowers by the dignitaries who were present during the meeting. The meeting was well appreciated by the participants, a press release of RBI stated.