Small, cottage industry network will be laid from village to village: CM
BHOPAL: Terming banks’ role as vital in success of
schemes, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, said that a
network of small and cottage industries will be laid from village to village in
Addressing a meeting of state level bankers advisory
committee here on Thursday, the chief minister said that targets of women’s
self-help groups would be doubled every year. A campaign will be launched to
provide credit cards to cent percent weavers and credit cards of remaining
farmers will also be prepared.
The Chief Minister asked the bankers to extend
creative and enthusiastic contribution in making Madhya Pradesh number one
state in the country. He asked the banks to provide loan facility to small and
cottage industries equal to big industries.
He said that Madhya Pradesh will be developed as
manufacturing hub of Make in Madhya Pradesh to realise Prime Minister’s dream
of Make in India. Madhya Pradesh will become driving force of Indian economy.
As many as 10 lakh houses will be constructed for the poor in next 5 years
under Mukhyamantri Grameen Aawas Mission. Attention will be paid to industries
also along with agriculture for making Madhya Pradesh a pioneer state.
The state has immense potential in food processing,
organic farming, tourism and construction sectors. During last 8 years, Madhya
Pradesh’s growth rate has been about 9 percent. This year state’s growth rate
of 11.08 percent is the highest in the country. Agriculture growth rate of
24.99 percent is also the highest in the country. Excellent work has been done
in previous years in infrastructure sector pertaining to power, water and
Madhya Pradesh is power-surplus while a number of
states are gripped by power crisis. Power is being supplied 24X7 in villages,
cities and industries. Chouhan also urged banks to extend cooperation in
state’s ambitious schemes.
The Chief Minister said that climate of investment has
improved in the state following recent Global Investors Summit. Schemes like
Mukhyamantri Yuva Udyami Yojana and Mukhyamantri Karigar Swarozgar Yojana have
been launched in the state, which are bringing about a revolution in Madhya
Pradesh. The state government has instituted venture capital fund to promote
and motivate innovative entrepreneurship ideas.
Bankers should keep
trust in youths and make available loans to them for higher education and
industries. It was informed that 38 lakh accounts have been opened in the state
under Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana, which is maximum in the country. Chouhan
desired banks’ cooperation in opening cent percent bank accounts under the
scheme. He asked the bank to take serious note of complaints regarding loan
sanction and release of amounts under schemes. A transparent mechanism should
be evolved for dealing with schemes for which applications are presented in
excess number. He also suggested to make lump sump payment for housing schemes.