23,000 KCC, Rs 50 crore provided to 10,000 families in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Apr 4 (UNI) The Central Cooperative Bank (CCB) would pay an advance of Rs 50 crore to about 10,000 families of three north Kashmir districts of Baramulla, Kupwara and Bandipora.

The bank has also provided 23,000 Kissan Credit Cards (KCC) and will provide 20,000 LPG connections in these districts during the current fiscal, General Manager of the bank Bashir Ahmad Lone said.

He further said the bank has an ambitious programme of providing 20,000 LPG connections during the current fiscal.

It has also provided 23,000 Kissan Credit Cards till ending March 2008 and such cards are being issued to farmers, Mr Lone said.

About last financial year's achievements, he said Rs 35 crore were granted under these schemes besides Rs five crore under government sponsored schemes.

The bank has mobilised Rs 40 crore as deposits wherear advances made by the bank has reached Rs 150 crore till the ending of March 2008.

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