A coordination meeting to provide credit facilities to farmers of West Sikkim

Gyalshing, July 21 (IPR): As per the directions of Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture/Horticulture, & Animal Husbandry Departments, Shri. Lok Nath Sharma, a coordination meeting to provide credit facilities to farmers for strengthening the rural economy by promoting rainbow rooster poultry farming and more egg production was held at the conference hall of State Bank Of India, Gyalshing, West Sikkim today.

The meeting was commenced in the presence of Dr. Narad Mani Cintury, Additional Director(AH & LF, West) accompanied by Mr. Surat Gurung, ADC/Dev, Mr. Devendra Sharma, Gyalshing Nagar Panchayat, President, Mr. I.Y.T Namcho, AGM/RBI, Mr. Ruben Lamichaney, AGM/NABARD, Mr. Gopal Lama, Manager Lead Banks, Mr. Pradip Bhandari, State Loan Consultant, various regional bank managers and dignitaries of Doyen Enterprises.

While addressing, Dr. N. M Cintury, suggested that the beneficiary selection should be conducted in the GPU levels considering only progressive farmers to ensure proper effectiveness of the scheme. He also suggested the company come up with insurance facilities for the beneficiaries in case of any loss caused by the deaths of the poultry chicken. He requested concerning departments, banks and implementing agencies to work in full coordination and cooperation for the effectiveness of the scheme.

During the meeting, Mr. Gopal Lama discussed in detail the scheme under rooster poultry farming presented by the Doyen Enterprise and informed about the procedures of the loan-related facilities. He also said that the banks play a crucial role in the implementation of the scheme and suggested providing adequate support to the aspiring farmers of the region. In addition, he also informed about the proper channeling of bank facilities related to loans.

According to the company, a model project has been already started with 40 families of farmers from each village administration center in which 120 farmers have formed a group. In addition, the company will manage its own market. The company has also ensured to enhance poultry production in the district and make poultry farming more profitable and generate job opportunities for unemployed youths and economically weaker segments of society especially women.

The District Level Committee was also formed today to monitor the proper functioning of the scheme in the District.

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