Nahan: National Agriculture Bank and Rural Development (NABARD) will set up two pasteurization milk plants in the state to be to improve the rural economy in the state.
This was stated by Chief General Manger NABARD D.K Ratnoo delivering a lecture on rural development during concluding day of three day Bharat Nirman Jan Suchna Abhiyabn organised by Press Information Bureau, Shimla along with other media units of Information & Broadcasting Ministry. He said that milk pasteurization plant has been set up at Prola in Hamirpur district, which was being started by self help group, while another pasteurization plant is being proposed to set up in Sirmour or Solan district.
He disclosed that NABARD was financing Pt. Deen Dayal Poly House Scheme and Dood Ganga Yojna in the state, which were being started to create assets and the infrastructure for rural area. He said that against Rs 3300 crore annual plan, NABARD has proposed total outlay of Rs 6500 crore for coming years 2010-11 while it had utilized Rs 1000 crore during previous years. NABARD is also financing to set up vetenary clinics by the self help groups in the state. He said that Bank has made the provision of Rs 120 crore to develop small poly houses in Snow prone areas for which loans have been given on easy interest rate of four percent.