Guwahati, June 17 (IANS): Tata Trust President Ratan Tata and Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswasara inaugurated the first 28 branches of North-East Micro Credit Bank (NESFB) yesterday.
Speaking on the occasion, Tata said, "If India becomes a prosperous place, we need to create opportunities and entrepreneurs."
Investor organization, through the RNT Association, Tata Trust's chairman, has invested Tk 40 crore in the bank.
"Most of us who have seen growth and prosperity in India have acknowledged that fundraising is easy for borrowers. But there are a large number of people in India who do not get jobs and are not provided with money.
"I would like the bank to succeed and Tata Trusts will participate and spread prosperity to millions of people. Who will not get the opportunity of funds and opportunities," said Tata.
RGVN (Northeast) Microfinance Limited received the license from the Reserve Bank of India on 31st March 2017. It is mandatory to operate banking services in remote and "unselected" areas of eight states in the northeast. A public limited company called West Bengal and Northeast MicroBrank Bank Limited Registered.
"We're starting with 28 branches and will add more 80 branches soon." (Banking Managing Director Rupali Kilita) said at a press conference at the beginning of the day. Said also after this we will plan to have branches in all northeast states.
Encourage funding from a net-based domestic and foreign investor of Rs 300 crore of Northeast Micro Credit Bank Limited.
"In the years of operation, RGVN (NE) MFL Exhibit Investments and India's Small Industrial Development Bank (CDB), North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Limited, Opportunity International, Australia (DAYA Development Capital Private Limited (India), Brahmaputra Community Development Trust, Norwegian Nordic Microfinance Initiative and Oico Credit Netherlands, "A Yankera official said.
To strengthen the banking company, new equity CDBs and CDB Venture Capital, RNT Associates Private Limited, Pi Ventures LP, Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Company, Nordic Microfinance Initiative, and Dia Development Capital are available to strengthen the capital market.
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