Agartala, Sep. 6 (ANI): Thousands of tribal families turned out to participate in a financial outreach camp organized by the Reserve Bank of India in Pitra village of Tripura.
The camp was organised with the objective of bringing awareness among villagers about banking norms.
"Bank wants to lend for projects which would generate economic activity will lead to development of north east.
So we have to be able to work together. The state government, the banks, the non-governmental organisations, the locals, Panchayati Raj institutions and the Reserve Bank will act like a catalyst to make people come together and work together for economic development," said Usha Thorat, deputy governor, Reserve Bank of India.
Organised on the occasion of Platinum Year celebration of Reserve Bank, the camp witnessed hundreds of villagers gathered at the stalls of different banks for opening of new bank accounts.
The villagers were also informed and familiarized with various banking facilities, security features of currency notes, exchange their soiled and mutilated currency notes, exchange currency notes for coins and also look into their complains with regards to banking facilities.
"In the village there is no banking system and this camp will be of great benefit to us. The villagers had no means of saving but now we think we can save something for our future," Bubantala Jamatia, a villager
Under the model, post offices, cooperatives, NGOs, financial institutions, self-help groups, retired employees of state or central government may act as an agent of the banks and provide services to people. (ANI)