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Manipur holds grand loan distribution mela

By Sobhapati Samom Updated: Sep 28, 2021 10:44 pm
A beneficiary receiving loan during the loan distribution mela in Imphal on Tuesday.

Our Correspondent
Imphal, Sep. 28 (EMN):
A grand loan distribution mela under North East Economic Revival Plan was organised by State Bank of India, Imphal region at Chief Minister’s Secretariat in Imphal on Tuesday.

Speaking at the event, Chief Minister N Biren Singh stated that the Manipur government would pay no heed to any obstruction, raised by self interest groups while working for the welfare of its people.

Stating that the government would continue its Go to Hills 2.0 in all districts of the state and take up developmental programmes to bring inclusive progress in all sectors, he added that the government is concentrating on import and export of certain consumables and has started taking up steps for import substitution to make the state self-reliant.

Informing that a combined team consisting of representatives of state government and State Bank of India would be constituted to conduct a survey on various micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) operating in the state, he said the team would collect data and formulate whether an MSME unit has already availed loan, needed financial support, or advised on what could be done for growth and expansion of the unit. Regarding the loan distribution mela of State Bank of India, he informed it targets to provide loans to 10,000 beneficiaries incurring an amount of INR 22 crore for the financial year and out of the targeted beneficiaries, loan for around 450 had been sanctioned so far.

Stating that the government aims to provide services for better health of all people, he announced that a scheme for doorstep health testing service would be launched soon. Under the scheme, free health testing service would be made available to everyone and medicines would be provided free to those with minor health problems under Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana. Apart from this, Ayushman Bharat and Chief Minister-gi Hakshelgi Tengbang cards would also be distributed to eligible beneficiaries if they have not availed it, he added.

In his address, Chief General Manager of SBI North East circle, Ramesh expressed that SBI was privileged to enhance the credit flow of Manipur as a part of the North East Economic Revival Plan. He continued that 414 beneficiaries had been identified under PM Street Vendor’s Atmanirbhar Nidhi (PM-SVANidhi), Agriculture and MSME beneficiaries under MUDRA etc., with a total amount of INR 11.34 crore. He added that such distribution of loans would help in employment and income generation in the state. During the function, 104 beneficiaries were provided loans with varying amounts of INR 30,000 to INR 5,00,000.

By Sobhapati Samom Updated: Sep 28, 2021 10:44:57 pm