Bankers Institute of Rural Development, Kolkata
National Meeting of Consumer Advisory Committee
Raipur (thestates.news) | Chhattisgarh model has once again ruled Kolkata, West Bengal’s capital. Delegates of cooperative banks from many states praised the “Chhattisgarh model” as a model for development. Mr. Baijnath Chandrakar, Chairman of Chhattisgarh Apex Bank, provided thorough information regarding the ‘Nyay Yojana’ being implemented in Chhattisgarh and the efforts being made to develop the rural economy. Representatives from 15 states attended National Consumer Advisory meeting.
Mr. Baijnath Chandrakar stated in the conference, referring to the “Chhattisgarh model,” that the growth of villages, farmers, agricultural laborers, tribals, women, and other agriculture-related activities has continued to flourish. Farmers have benefited from the effective execution of policies, programs, and schemes. Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana, Godhan Nyay Yojana, Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Bhoomiheen Krishi Mazdoor Nyay Yojana and the purchase of 65 types of forest produce at support prices have given prosperity to the communities, strengthening the rural economy.
In regard to this, Farmers in Chhattisgarh are receiving interest-free agricultural loans from co-operative banks based as per their needs. Reorganizing the primary agricultural credit cooperative organizations resulted in the formation of 725 new primary agricultural credit cooperatives. These committees were provided with basic resources. Chhattisgarh has established a new record in crop output by giving farmers with free and subsidized electricity for irrigation pumps. This year, 107.53 lakh metric tonnes of paddy were purchased at the support price from 23 lakh farmers in Chhattisgarh. The Government of Chhattisgarh sent a payment of Rs 21 thousand 946 crore directly to the farmers’ bank accounts via co-operative banks. Chhattisgarh is progressing in a positive direction.
In the meeting, Chairman of Chhattisgarh Apex Bank Mr. Chandrakar while discussing the role of banks and its importance in giving impetus to the rural economy said that customer service is paramount. NABARD CGM Mumbai, NABARD CGM West Bengal, BIRD Director Mr. Malik ji and Director of Bankers Rural Institute Kolkata Mrs. Archana Singh were present in the meeting of the National Consumer Advisory Committee