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Bank launches special card for dairy farmers

Staff Reporter

TIRUCHI: The Union Bank of India has launched the Union White Card scheme for extending credit to dairy farmers in Tiruchi and Perambalur districts.

Dairy farmers could avail of the scheme, which provides credit for construction of cattle sheds, purchase of milch animals and necessary equipment and utensils, and the capital requirement of dairy units. About 575 dairy farmers were given loan sanction advices under the White Card scheme, at an outlay of 138 lakhs covering four branches in Perambalur district and one in Tiruchi, at a function organised recently at Padalur near Perambalur to mark the launch of the scheme. Beneficiaries were also handed over 20 milch animals on the occasion.

The Project Officer of the DRDA, L.Raja, the Bank's Field GM, Chennai Zone, R. Viswanathan, DGM, Coimbatore, M.K. Ravivarma and the Deputy Registrar for Milk Development, Aavin, N. Ramadoss participated.

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