District Collector Neetu Prasad has urged bankers and officials to work in coordination for effective implementation of the schemes earmarked for the tribal people.

Addressing a meeting held here with officials and bankers on Thursday, the Collector suggested bankers to provide loans to the tribal people in time. She discussed various issues like welfare schemes and loan distribution with officials.

The Collector said it was the duty of the officials to enhance the living standards of tribal people by providing loans to them as early as possible for the welfare schemes linked to bank loans. She asked the bankers to open new branches in the tribal areas to extend their activities.

Ms. Neetu Prasad called upon the bankers to release loans immediately after contribution of the beneficiary and the subsidy from the department was sanctioned.

The Collector directed the officials to make sure that all the units sanctioned during 2012-13 should be grounded. She further said that Indira Kranthi Patham should tie up with ‘Sthree Nidhi’. She suggested that the tribal youth who have formed groups should be encouraged through group activity programmes.

The Collector asked ITDA project officer to take steps to hire the vehicles from tribal people after providing them with vehicles on rent through subsidies from TRICOR and the District Industries Centre with the cooperation of bankers.

Incentives

Ms. Neetu Prasad asked medical officers to ensure opening of bank accounts for every pregnant woman registered in the ITDA limits in order to give the incentives of ‘Janani Suraksha Yojna’ scheme directly to the beneficiary. She suggested to bankers to open more bank accounts in Indukuru Peta and Gangavaram keeping the requirement in mind.

She explained that 287 pucca buildings were arranged for anganwadi centres and another 52 buildings would be constructed.

The Collector said that the protected drinking water was being provided to 350 habitations out of 644 through Satya Sai Water Scheme and for 30 habitations through IAP. For 156 habitations, she said schemes worth of Rs. 62 crore were sanctioned on Pamuleru stream and Musurumilli project.