DCC Bank should gain public faith, says MLA

DCC Bank should gain public faith, says MLA

Ramesh Kumar says it should be limited to just farmers and sericulturists

Legislator K R Ramesh Kumar advised the District Central Cooperative (DCC) Bank to open a hospital in the bank as private nursing homes are extorting money from common man in the name of service.

He was speaking at the ‘DCC Bank on the path of Progress’ programme organised at T Channaiah Rangamandira here on Saturday.

He said, “Government hospitals have failed to meet the expectations of poor patients. Some private nursing homes are taking advantage of it. They are charging heftily for treatment. It is better if the DCC Bank understands this and thinks about running a hospital in the bank itself.”

He also advised the bank management to ensure that middlemen do not enter the bank.

Ramesh Kumar said the bank should be a public institution, not just a bank for farmers. The bank should launch a one-year campaign to make 75 per cent of the total farmers’ families in the district to be its members.It should not be limited to just farmers or sericulturists. It should gain public faith and become a trusted institution to end the menace of unofficial moneylenders. 

He said KC Valley Project would be started on April 25. This project would supply 50 per cent water to 126 lakes in the district. Awareness should be created among them who are fighting against this project, he added.

He said people, who do not know about water projects, should not interfere in the
Yettinahole issue.

The MLA said farmers should not pay bribe to government officials to utilise services. DCC Bank Chairman M Govindagowda said Reserve Bank of India, Apex Bank and Nabard, which were earlier looking at the bank with suspicion, are now treating it with respect.The bank has become a model bank in the state, he observed.

Gowda said the bank which had lent Rs 23 crore has the capacity to lend Rs 123 crore today. The credit goes to the bank’s management.

Ramesh Kumar distributed free autorickshaws on the occasion.

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