By K M Dayashankar
SIDDIPET: Minister for Finance T Harish Rao had formally inaugurated the Union Bank of India (UBI) branch on the premises of Horticulture University in Mulugu of Siddipet district on Monday.
Speaking on the occasion, he called upon the bankers to provide crop loans and Rythu bandhu pensions on time without any delay and appealed to them not to deduct any amount in the crop loans. Expressing concern over the prevailing situation following the pandemic virus for the last 17 months, he urged the bankers to extend financial assistance and loans liberally for restoring the normal economic activities. He also informed the bankers to avoid any inconvenience to the beneficiaries of Rythu bandhu and Aasara pensions.
He also said that Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao was contemplating transforming the existing Forest college in Forest University. He also instructed the Horticulture university authorities to allocate space for setting up UBI ATM on the premises for the benefit of the people. Earlier, he had also planted saplings on the premises. University Chancellor B Neeraja Prabhakar, TS Forest Development Corporation chairman Vanteru Prathap Reddy, UBI field general manager Kabeer Battacharya, DGM regional head G Shankar Lal, Collector Venkatram Reddy, Additional Collector Muzammil Khan, District lead bank manager Lakshmi Prasad, branch manager Surya Anuraag and others were also present.