CM Biren launches State Focus Paper

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Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Wednesday launched the State Focus Paper 2022-23 during a State Credit Seminar 2022-23 held at the Sangai Hall, Hotel Imphal.

The state credit seminar was organised by National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), Manipur regional office, Imphal.

Biren expressed appreciation to NABARD and other banks for their credit support and providing assistance to the people of the state in carrying out varied livelihood activities. Banks have now taken a crucial role in the development of the state, by reaching out to the needs of people and making the banking network accessible.

The state government had recently launched the Sub-Division Development Monitoring Mission to identify needs of the people for ensuring inclusive growth of the entire state. The government would send teams consisting of ministers and senior officials of different departments to hill districts, to provide awareness to the people on ill effects of poppy cultivation and sort out alternative arrangements for poppy cultivators, he said and appealed to NABARD and other banks to join the team and to see if credit support could be provided for carrying out alternative sources of livelihood.

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Biren also sought support of banks in fulfilling the objective of the state government to provide ‘one livelihood in one family’ for around 4.5 Lakh families who either don’t have any member with government job or any proper activities for earning their livelihoods. He asked NABARD to lead other banks in reaching out and providing credit assistance to such families and helping them to carry out new ventures for their living.

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The chief minister also handed over awards of various categories to bankers. Indian Overseas Bank and State Bank of India were awarded in Annual Credit Target and Achievement, Manipur Rural Bank in Self Help Group Financing, Manipur State Cooperative Bank Ltd. in Joint Liability Group Financing and Heingang GPLMPCS was awarded for Primary Agriculture Cooperative Society (PACS) category.

An overview of Credit Potential of Manipur was presented by DGM, NABARD Khai Siamlal Guite. Discussion and interactive session on certain topics including Financing of Agriculture and Allied Sectors, Cooperative Movement and Implementation of Government Sponsored Schemes, Stand up India and MSME in Manipur, National Horticulture Mission and PMFBY, Credit Guarantee Scheme of MSME, Special KCC Campaigning and Agriculture and Banking-IT Role was also held during the programme.

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Additional chief secretary P. Vaiphei, deputy general manager, Reserve Bank of India, Imphal T. Lhungdim, SLBC convenor representative, SBI, Manipur M. Nimai Singh, DGM, NABARD G. Thangchinkhup, representatives of different banks and other officials also attended the seminar among others.

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