Zonal managers of the Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank were urged to maintain farmers-friendly banking for boosting the grassroots economy.
Speakers viewed this while addressing a daylong half-yearly performance evaluation meeting of all the zonal managers and others concerned at the training institute of the bank in Rajshahi on Thursday.
They also urged them to speed up farmers-level lending activities for boosting agricultural production to meet the national food demand.
All credit programmes of the bank should be need-oriented and emphasis should be given on taking the services to the farmers’ doorsteps to achieve the aim.
Chairman of the bank’s board of directors Nazrul Islam addressed the conference as the chief guest while its director Professor Rustam Ali Ahmed attended as the special guest. Managing director Kazi Alamgir was in the chair.
Senior bankers laid stress on bringing all existing potential sectors and sub-sectors of agriculture and its processing under qualitative and quantitative financing for making the country’s northwest
region economically vibrant.
They said that pro-farmers banking at the bank must be ensured to achieve the desired development of the region after the best use of its existing natural resources.
Chief guest Nazrul Islam urged the branch managers to execute their duties with utmost sincerity and honesty to speed up the ongoing farmers-level lending activities.
Quality banking and lending activities could be effective in boosting agricultural production to meet the gradually increasing food demand in the country.
‘There is no alternative to making all credit programmes need-oriented and time-befitting. Emphasis should be given on taking the banking services to the farmers’ doorsteps collectively,’ he said.
Nazrul Islam urged the participants to promote different innovative ideas for making the banking services more client-friendly.
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