Dehra Dun: Expressing concern over the
closure of bank branches in the hills, Uttarakhand Chief
Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank today asked bankers to make
concerted effort for development of all parts of the state.
Presiding over a meeting of state level bankers
committee, Nishank asked banks to disburse more loans through
its branches in rural hilly areas so that the problem of
migration of youths can be checked, an official release said.
Describing the disposal of only 213 applications of
the Virchandra Singh Garhwali Self-employment scheme till
September last year against an annual target of 600
applications as "slow", Nishank asked bankers to expedite the
process and deal with the cases with more sensitivity.
Speaking at the meeting, State Bank of India (SBI)
Chief General Manager Sunil Pant said the state had the
Credit-Deposit Ratio (proportion of loan-assets created by
bank from the deposits received) at 47.31 per cent till
September last year.