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NABARD assesses Odisha's credit potential of Rs 66,500 crore

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

The has assessed a credit potential of Rs 66,500 crore for under the priority sectors, based on which, the state has directly prepared the targets for credit deployment for the banks, said minister S B Behera.

Behera, who attended a function marking 36th of National for Agriculture and Rural Development, lauded the role of in the state. He urged the to take awareness programmes on financial management, water and soil conservation in a proactive manner.

The Minister said the economy of is striding through a growth trajectory in the recent years and the state has been able to achieve respectable growth rates, raising the per capita and the human development index.

He also emphasised on the growth of connectivity, rural development, SHGs linkages and other similar economic indicators.

"NABARD has performed well in the field of creation of infrastructure, development of the irrigation projects, strengthening of cooperative institutions in the construction of godowns, SHG Linkage programmes, tribal development programmes and support to improve the livelihood," Behera said.

The NABARD has assisted substantially for rural connectivity like roads and bridges, irrigation and agriculture in the state, Behera said.

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First Published: Wed, July 12 2017. 21:07 IST