DC South visits Tinik Chisopani as part of EFFD

Gangtok, 23 Mar:

Under “Each Friday, Field Day”, a team led by District Collector, South and accompanied by Joint Director, Human Resource Development Department, Sub Divisional Magistrate, Jorethang, Deputy Director, HRDD, Block Development Officer, Jorethang, Bank Manager, Sikkim State Cooperative Bank Ltd [SISCO] and other field staff visited Tinik Chisopani in South Sikkim to oversee the progress of the works under District Administration’s Adopted Village [DAAV].

A press release received from the office of the DC South informs that the team inspected Chisopani Government Junior High School where satisfactory repair and restoration works were going on. The students were assessed on Mathematics and English reading. It was noted that there was a need for conducting remedial classes. An adult literary class was also being undertaken in the school. The repair and restoration of Mid Day Meal kitchen and stairs was sanctioned under DLRC in convergence with MGNREGA.

At Tinik Chisopani Gram Panchayat Kendra, a meeting was conducted with the public and the Panchayat. The SDM Jorethang informed the gathering about the agenda of the meeting.

Official from SISCO Bank informed that SISCO will be presenting Kisan Credit Card [KCC]. Loan of about Rs 18 lakh was sanctioned for 45 beneficiaries under KCC loan. He informed that SISCO Bank will also be helping Self Help Groups through loan. KCC loan will only be made available to farmers. The rate of interest for farmers will be 4%, he added.

ATM cards were also made available to the beneficiaries. The card will work in all ATMs of all Banks anywhere.

The District Development Manager, NABARD, informed that KCC was for a short term loan. If loans on short term basis will be provided and if the entire loan is paid again, a short term loan will again be made available, he added.

He urged the farmers to pay their loans on time to avail loan again. He informed that NABARD provides loan only to the government and not to an individual. He further added that loan for purchase of cow will also be made available by Banks if the farmer is a progressive one.

The SDM Jorethang urged the villagers to opt for quality heifer cows which were available at Jorethang Heifer Centre and to pay loans on time.

The DC South handed over water purifiers and reading materials, weighing scale of 3 varieties, wall painting ink, height chart and pre-school materials to the staff of all ICDS under Tinik Chisopani GPU.