Manipur State Cooperative Bank branch inaugurated at Jiribam
Imphal, Sep. 9 (EMN): Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh inaugurated the 13th Branch of Manipur State Cooperative Bank Ltd. (MSCB) at Jiribam district headquarters, 220 km west of Imphal on Thursday.
The function which was held via video-conferencing at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat in Imphal was attended by Managing Director A Subhash Singh of MSCB, Registrar of Cooperative Societies Valentina Arambam, Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police, Jiribam district, officials of RBI, Imphal Branch and MSCB.
Speaking on the occasion, N Biren Singh said the Imphal-Jiribam road would be converted into a double lane soon. The State government had received a sum of INR 480 crore for disbursal of land acquisition compensation and the construction of Barak bridge was almost completed and would be inaugurated next month.
The Chief Minister also added that banks play a pivotal role in the successful implementation of schemes through DBT (Direct benefit transfer). He urged the banks to support and encourage the entrepreneurs, farmers, weavers, and artisans etc to expand and improve their business. He lauded the efforts of MSCB towards the development of rural economy and uplifting the lives of the people.
Later in a Facebook post, Singh wrote, “I am truly excited to virtually inaugurate the 13th Branch of Manipur State Co-Operative Bank in Jiribam. We aim to support the marginalized and socio-economically neglected classes with various schemes like Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna (PMJDY).”
“This full-fledged branch will also provide efficient and better banking services to the people of Jiribam. MSCB’s provision for extensive credits for agriculture and SHGs will further benefit the people of Jiribam immensely,” he added.
On the occasion, the chief minister congratulated DC, SP, CMO, Doctors, Nurses, Asha workers etc. of Jiribam district on becoming the first district to achieve 100 percent vaccination with the first dose against Covid-19 in the State. He said the cash reward of INR 2 lakh would be handed over to the deputy commissioner, Jiribam for the achievement.