Jharkhand to turn digital soon; every month 1,000 villages will be made digital
Source : NewsBharatiDate : 08-Sep-2017
Ranchi, 8 September: Jharkhand is on the road to development as CM Raghubar Das tries hard to change the state’s face. From Momentum Jharkhand to organizing Khadi Mela, Das has made sure that there’s enough employment in the state for the people to work and earn. Perhaps, it could take more time than we think to fully transform the situation in Jharkhand, but however, CM Das yesterday said that the work is on to make Jharkhand digital and provide better facilities to the people.
He also called for a time line to make villages digital, adding there are more than 3000 bank branches and every month 1000 villages should be made digital. With Digital India already paving its way through the traditional banking style, Das promised to create PM Modi’s dream of new India a reality.
There are many clusters of small villages in the state. Stating that the state is observing ‘Garib Kalyan Varsh’ this year, Das said the government is running several schemes for the welfare of the poor and called upon the bank to participate in it. The government is giving subsidy for purchase of bus services, he said and asked to speed up disposal of loan applications. He also added that loan must only be given to the deserved ones like small industries.
Besides this, the chief minister asked to take early decision on loans for women self-help groups, Mudra Loan. He said the government is with the bankers at every step and that more than 3,000 bank branches will turn into a digital space.