The National Small Savings Department collected Rs. 205 crore as small savings during the 2010-11 financial year in the district. This task was made possible by the coordination between State government agencies, Postal Department, Reserve Bank of India and State Bank of India, according to Assistant Director, NSS Department, P. Bhaskar.

Disclosing the figures relating to the NSS at the agents meeting here on Monday, he said that training camps were being conducted to promote the NSS schemes and to encourage people to save small amounts.

The NSS Commissionerate has also been conducting World Savings Day and International Women's Day to create awareness on the significance of savings. The Government of India, as part of its efforts to encourage savings, was paying commission for its schemes through post offices, he said.

The District Revenue Officer V. Ashok Kumar called upon the agents to work with dedication to fulfil targets given to them. This year, farmers were happy as they had bumper harvest of paddy and turmeric, he said and suggested to the agents to inculcate the habit of savings among students through savings schemes at schools and colleges.

The NSS Tahsildar B. Gangadhar and agents' welfare association secretary B. Kistaiah spoke at the meeting.