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Thursday, December 21, 2006

Geeta Jeevan commissions various civic amenities in Tuticorin

The Minister for Animal Husbandry, P. Geeta Jeevan, inaugurated a milk booth and a computer-cum-copying centre at `Poomalai' marketing complex operated by the District Rural Development Agency at Tuticorin on 14th December.

The milk booth will be run by Vasuki women self-help group, and the copying centre by Arivoli women SHG. Both the groups are based in Tuticorin taluk.

While Indian Bank extended a credit of Rs. 2 lakh for the milk booth, Canara bank disbursed a loan of Rs. 3 lakh for the computer centre.

At the inaugural function, Ms. Jeevan gave away loans amounting to Rs. 17.17 lakh to 16 women self-help groups under a direct linkage scheme. Of the total loans, Rs. 9.67 lakh was disbursed by Pandian Grama Bank, Rs. 4.5 lakh by Indian Bank and Rs. 3 lakh by Canara Bank.

S. Somasundaram, branch manager, PGB, said the Tuticorin branch of his bank would extend credit to 300 women SHGs during this financial year. "Of the target envisaged, we had credit-linked 160 groups to the tune of Rs 150 lakh."

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