"Kisan clubs" to financially support the farmers in South Bihar

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Aurangabad, Feb 3 (UNI) At least 60 "kisan clubs" has been set up in Aurangabad and Arwal districts of the state to financially support the farmers in south Bihar.

These were set up by the Madhya Bihar Grameen Bank, in collaboration with the National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development(NABARD).

Regional Manager, Madhya Bihar Grameen Bank, Lekhraj Sharma here today said that the bank is committed to supporting the farmers and has chalked out several schemes to strengthen their deteriorating condition. The formation of Kisan clubs is a step towards their empowerment by benefitting them from the various schemes of the bank, he added.

He maintained, ''We will launch a training programme very shortly to educate the farmers of the area on various aspects of agriculture, including how to cultivate medicinal plants and other commercial crops, which would support them financially. He said the club in Aurangabad was formed with the help of Vama Welfare Society, a SHG.

He also added that the bank has already sanctioned the loan of Rs 50 and Rs 16 crores respectively for the farmers of Aurangabad and Arwal districts this year which would help them immensely in redressing their grievances.


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