Ranchi: On the occasion of 38th Foundation Day of NABARD, Jharkhand Regional Office organized State Level SHG Award Ceremony which was inaugurated by Governor Draupadi Murmu who was the Chief Guest of the function.
In her address the Governor appreciated the role of NABARD in rural development, especially for the interventions on financial inclusion, empowering rural women, natural resource management, rural infrastructure and institutional support. She wished NABARD to take more such steps for enriching rural poor.
Ashish Kumar Padhi CGM, NABARD highlighted NABARD’s contributions for socio-economic development of Rural India and Empowerment of Women. He appraised the house on the role of NABARD for taking forward the journey of SHG movement. NABARD who is the pioneer of SHG movement since last three decades has promoted more than 49000 SHGs in Jharkhand.
SHG Members from Ramgarh, Saraikela, East Singhbhum and Animators of EShakti implemented districts were felicitated. The contributions of various banks viz. JRGB, Bank of India, HDFC and Bandhan Banks implementing the SHG /JLG Bank Linkage Programme were also recognized.
A booklet on “NABARD in Jharkhand” was released during the occasion. A lecture on the theme of “Doubling of Farmers Income in the context of Jharkhand” was delivered by Prof Shailendra Singh, Director, IIM