Assn urges SBI to help unemployed youths

ITANAGAR, May 29: The Nyishi Ethnic Students’ of Arunachal (NESA) urged the State Bank of India (SBI) to play a pivotal role in the economic and financial empowerment of the people, particularly the rural communities.
NESA president Biri Chattum on Tuesday met the bank’s Itanagar branch assistant general manager (AGM) Tapan Kumar Ghosh, and urged him to assist the local unemployed youths in setting up micro, small, and medium enterprises in the state.
Highlighting the state’s potential in various sectors, including horticulture, handloom, and handicrafts, the NESA president said the bankers should provide financial assistance for setting up fruit processing and preserving units, and indigenous jewellery units to help develop the industrial sector.
He urged the SBI AGM to organize awareness camps on proper use of ATMs, and employ permanent technicians for repair and maintenance of the ATMs instead of hiring technicians from other states.
He also urged the SBI officials to increase the number of ATMs in the state to meet the demand, and appealed to the AGM to employ ex-servicemen of various security forces as ATM security guards.