Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated computerization of PACS and launched RuPay Kisan Cards in a State level function organized here on Saturday.
Speaking on the occasion, he stated that Odisha is the first State to implement an integrated Core Banking Solution Project covering all the three tiers of the Short Term Cooperative Credit Structure i.e. State Cooperative Bank, District Central Cooperative Banks and 2,708 Primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies. With computerization of the PACS, the farmers are now able to draw their sanctioned loans from the ATM network of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) having 2.14 lakh ATMs of all banks across the country.
Patnaik also distributed micro ATM for dispensation of loans at the doorsteps of the farmers. He further stated that his Government is keen to address all the requirements of the farmers by converting the PACS as one stop shops.
A Bank on Wheels flagged off by the Chief Minister in September, 2015 dispensed cash to the farmers through RuPay Kisan Cards in the premises of the Jayadev Bhawan.