GUWAHATI: The government of Arunachal on Wednesday held a meeting with the representatives of the public sector banks located in the state and reviewed the implementation of the Atma Nirbhar Bharat loan scheme.
While reviewing the scheme, Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu asked the representatives of the public sector banks to enable hassle-free loans to traders, self-help group and farmers who are badly hit by Covid-19 pandemic.
The state of Arunachal Pradesh has been hit hard by lockdown imposed in order to contain the Covid-19 pandemic that banned import of vegetables leading to unprecedented crisis.
Accordingly, cluster nutritional kitchen garden was taken up by selecting 2000 households in each assembly constituency block-wise with an objective to provide five to 100 hectare area in district.
Referring to the state government initiative to develop cluster agriculture and horticulture farms, the district rural development agency of the government of Arunachal Pradesh asked the block development officers, district agriculture officers, and district horticulture officers to select the farmers in consultation with the respective MLAs and advocated to select crops based on soil health and feasibility accessing loans from the banks.