Imphal, Sept 29:
Chief Minister N. Biren Singh today inaugurated State Bank of India (SBI), Yairipok Branch via video conference at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that financial inclusion is a necessity for achieving inclusive growth in the region. He appreciated the sincere efforts of SBI towards providing soft loans to thousands of entrepreneurs, individuals, SHGs etc., in the State. He also expressed his happiness that SBI is providing loans to another 25,000 individuals/beneficiaries soon. The Chief Minister asked SBI to support the entrepreneurs and MSME sectors of the State. He also urged SBI officials to consider opening up their branches in hill and remote areas of the State.
MLA of Moirang AC P. Sharatchandra Singh, Chief Secretary Dr. Rajesh Kumar, Additional Chief Secretary P. Vaiphei, Secretary to CM Ningthoujam Geoffrey, top officials of SBI and others were present during the inaugural function.