Imphal, Oct. 20: Chief Minister N. Biren Singh handed over loans worth Rs. 46,50,000 to nine skilled self-employed persons of different districts at Chief Minister’s Secretariat today.
The loan assistance ranging from Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 10 lakh was provided under Manipur State Co-operative Bank Ltd.
It may be mentioned that the bank authority identified these enterprising persons for providing loan after they pleaded for assistance to the Chief Minister on different Meeyamgi Numits.
Out of these nine persons, three are from Imphal West, two from Imphal East and one each from Ukhrul, Thoubal, Bishnupur and Tengnoupal districts.
National awardee in Pottery, Machihan Sasa of Longpi Kajui village, Ukhrul district and mobile phone mechanic Nongmeikapam Suvangko of Samurou Mayai Leikai, who is a differently-abled person, were also included among the beneficiaries.
N. Biren said that he met all these persons, who received loan today, on different Meeyamgi Numits.
He asked the loanees to repay loans regularly and maintain good relation with the bank so that they may avail bigger loans in future.
Stating that some of the banks deny loans to deserving persons, the Chief Minister said that the new Government has started withdrawing money from such banks.
He opined that banks should give loans to needy but deserving persons instead of helping the well-to-do section alone.