CHANDIGARH,23.07.22-State Bank of India has launched a unique campaign ‘Mera Gaon, Mera Bank’ to strengthen its association with farmers. Under the campaign the senior officials are visiting the villages and meeting with the farmers directly.

In first phase of the campaign, Sh. Vinod Jaiswal, CGM SBI Chandigarh Circle,Sh. SumitPhakka, General Manager, along with DGM Module and Regional Managers of the Bank, met farmers of Shahidgarh Village (BassiPathana) in a ‘Kisan SamparkProgramme’ organized at the ITI Ground, on 22.07.2022.

S. Rupinder Singh, MLA Bassi Pathana and Smt. Parneet Shergill Deputy Commissioner, Fatehgarh Sahibalso attended the program. S. Rupinder Singh while addressing the gathering lauded SBI officials for the initiative. Smt. Shergillelaborated upon various central & state government initiatives launched for the benefit of farmers.

Senior officials of the Bank discussed with farmers their needs for Banking Services and provided comprehensive information on KCC, Crop Loans, Tractor Loans, Agri-Equipment loansand other services provided by the Bank to the farmers. They shared that Loans for new crops and allied agricultural activities including pisciculture, shrimp farming etc. are also available. They also highlighted other schemes like CSP Banking, Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana, and Cyber security.

More than 400 farmers attended the program. During the event, sanction letters of Rs 2.00 Crores were given to beneficiaries of SHGs, PMMY and SUI programmes. As part of the Bank’s CSR initiative for Youth, Sports and Entrepreneurship development, 50 Hockey sticks were donated to Hockey Coach of ITI BassiPathana and 5 Sewing machines were donated to Village Panchayat Shahidgarh for starting a mini-tailoring unit for the women.A cultural program was also organized to mark the occasion, followed by Dinner of the community members with Bank officials.

“State Bank of India, the country’s largest bank, is the largest lender for the farm and rural sectors. Farmers’ income doubled in four years from 2017-18 to 2021-22 for certain crops, like soyabean in Maharashtra and cotton in Karnataka, while in other cases, it rose 1.3-1.7 times, according to the latest report of State Bank of India’s Economic Research Department (ERD). SBI is also leveraging Digital Technology to change the way farm loans are disbursed and renewed through its YONO Krishi platform. SBI is the first Bank to make a mobile app‘YONO Krishi’ forfarm credit and Banking services. YONO Krishi is also one of the largest platform for agri. gold loans, which are available at very low interest rates. With four clicks on the app, farmers can now renew their Kisan Credit Card (KCC) loans”, said Vinod Jaiswal, Chief General Manager, SBI.

Through ‘Kisan SamparkKaryakram’, the Bank will be setting up chaupals in many villages of the Chandigarh Circle which comprises Bank’s operations in the States of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and UTs of Chandigarh, Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, with 2000+ Branches/ Offices. Several customerswerehonoured and felicitated during the Kisan SamparkProgramme, including Dr. N.S. Bawa (Bawa Nursing Home, BassiPathana), for having the Nursing Home’s account with SBI BassiPathana for the last 100 years.

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