Dungarpur, Rajasthan, Oct 1 (UNI) Marking its centenary operational year, public lender Bank of Baroda (BoB) today adopted Dungarpur district, a backward district in the country, as part of its efforts to promote financial inclusion in rural unbanked areas.
BoB has said it will extend a variety of banking services to all category of people in the district and will also help the fraternity to increase the income levels by adopting new avenues for vegetable growing, high value crops and dairy development.
Dungarpur district has more than 800 villages with population over 11 lakhs, predominantly tribal community, and has a literacy level below 25 per cent.
As part of the project, the bank will also establish more than 400 Farmers' Clubs and nearly 300 new Self Help Groups(SHG) in the district besides training over 4000 rural youth and women through Bank's Baroda Swarojgar Vikas Sansthan (BSVS) for employment generation.
Extending scholarships to tribal girls with an outlay of Rs 25 lakhs and organising health camps for farmers are also on cards.