State Credit Seminar of Gujarat was organised on 31 January 2015. It was inaugurated by Hon’ble Chief Minister Smt Anandiben Patel. Hon’ble Finance Minister, Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretary (Finance), various Principal Secretaries and Secretaries of Govt., Regional Director, RBI and controlling heads of various banks were present. The programme was organized in the conference hall of the Chief Minister.
In her address, after releasing the State Focus Paper, the Chief Minister, made a major announcement that State Government will launch a campaign with banks to cover all farmers in the State by Kisan Credit Card (KCC) before next Kharif season. This announcement preceded vigorous efforts by regional office to convince the State Govt. on this issue. Thus, Gujarat may be the first State where all farmers have KCC as well as the Soil Health Card.
After this, she flagged off a bus of State Transport Corporation carrying various messages on financial literacy, JLGs, PMJDY etc.
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