NABARD engaged in rural development, empowerment of women: Dr Chintala

NABARD President reviews development projects in Patamada, Nimdih

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Jamshedpur/Seraikela, March 4: NABARD Chairman, Dr. GR Chintala on Friday visited several villages in Patamada, Seraikela and Kharsawan to review the implementation of various development projects. He also witnessed the distribution of bank loans worth Rs. 10.69 crore among self-help groups, dairy farmers and agricultural production enterprises in East Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharsawan.

Chintala said NABARD is committed to the development of rural areas and the empowerment of women. Declaring himself satisfied with the progress of the various projects, he assured that he would give priority to providing all possible assistance to those involved.

The NABARD President laid the groundwork for two new water conservation projects, a tribal development program and a climate change project. It also inaugurated a solar-powered spice and pulse processing unit and an FPO in Patamada.

The loans were distributed by Bank of India and Jharkhand State Gramin Bank. More than 1000 beneficiaries were present on this occasion.

Chintala reviewed several projects jointly funded by NABARD and Tata Steel Foundation in some villages of Seraikela and Kharsawan. He inspected a drip irrigation installation on 17 acres of land in Rangamatia village.

The President further inaugurated a community facilities center constructed with a grant of Rs 25 lakh under the Agricultural Producers Organization Scheme for the benefit of 216 handicraft artisans from 11 Nimdih villages in Seraikela-Kharsawan. He said Sabars’ handicrafts are now being sold on various e-commerce platforms.

In Seraikela-Kharsawan, Chintala inspected the Bari project jointly funded by NABARD and Tata Steel Foundation. He visited several villages in Gamharia where large areas are being developed into a horticultural hub. He said increasing farmers’ incomes was the main objective. He sat on a cot to interact with the farmers. He received the traditional welcome at Rangamatia.

Other dignitaries present at the occasion included Sushila Chintala, CGM, MD and CEO, NAB Kisan Privated Limited, Dr GK Nayar, CGM, NABARD, Gautam Kumar Singh, GM, NABARD and others.

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