As the Centre is determined to put in place Aadhaar-enabled online payment system to reach benefits of welfare schemes without any hassles, the Prakasam district administration is working overtime to open bank accounts for each and every unbanked household in the district.

District Collector Anita Rajendra announced formation of Mandal level Financial Inclusion Review and Monitoring Committee during the third District Consultative Committee meeting on Tuesday.

Chairing the meeting, the Collector urged bankers to popularise the comprehensive crop insurance scheme and ensure that the benefits reached the non-loanee farmers too.

She asked them to provide institutional credit to more tenant farmers and expedite sanctioning and grounding of all government-sponsored welfare schemes with special focus on implementation of action plans for targeted groups from SCs, STs, BCs and minorities. She wanted bankers to realise their corporate social responsibility(CSR) and chip in with funds liberally for improving amenities in state-run schools and hostels.

RBI AGM K. Hariharan, SBI Regional Manager K.S.R.Murthy, were among those who attended the meeting.