Imphal: Chief Minister N Biren Singh Wednesday inaugurated the State Bank of India (SBI), Yairipok Branch via video conference at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat.
Speaking at the occasion, the Chief Minister said that financial inclusion is necessary for achieving inclusive growth in the region. He appreciated the sincere efforts of SBI towards providing soft loans to thousands of entrepreneurs, individuals, SHGs, etc., in the State. He also expressed his happiness that SBI is providing loans to another 25,000 individuals/beneficiaries soon. The Chief Minister asked SBI to support the entrepreneurs and MSME sectors of the State. He also urged SBI officials to consider opening up their branches in hill and remote areas of the State.
MLA of Moirang AC P Sharatchandra Singh, Chief Secretary Dr Rajesh Kumar, Additional Chief Secretary P Vaiphei, Secretary to CM Ningthoujam Geoffrey, top officials of SBI and others were present during the inaugural function