As many as 200 small and marginal farmersgot agri loan from a local reputed organization-GanaUnnayan Kendra (GUK) yesterday.
The objective of the loan distribution is to help the farmers of the samities formed by the organization boost production of agri crops and conduct agri relating business so that they could change their lots economically and be self-reliant as well.
The loan was disbursed to the selected farmers in cooperation with Premier Bank Ltd.
On Sunday, a function on cheque distribution organized by GUK Was also held on the premises of KobiSufia Kamal Anandalok School under Sadarupazila in the district.
Managing director(MD) and also chief executive officer(CEO) of the bank M. Reazul Karim formally handed over the cheques of loan to the beneficiary farmers as the chief guest.
Speaking on the occasion, MD and CEO Md. Reazul Karim in his speeches urged the farmers to utilize the loan money properly to be self-reliant economically.
Each of the farmers received loan of taka ranging from one lakh to 6 lakhs.
Executive director of Bangladesh Bank Saiful Islam Khan, senior executive vice president of Premier Bank Limited and SME and agri loan divisional head Md. Imtiaz Uddin, manager of Rangpur branch and first vice president Md. Rezaul Karim, executive chief of GUK Md. Abdus Salam and director of GUK Abu SayemJannatunNurRishatincluding local elite were present on the occasion.