Kathmandu, July 9
The Nepal SBI Bank Ltd has launched its “Digital Village Initiatives” at Jaharsinghauwa village in Shankharapur Municipality in Kathmandu district.
With the initiatives, the bank wants to ensure that 100 per cent villagers have bank accounts and the village has secured free Wi-Fi connection.
Nepal Rastra Bank Governor Chiranjibi Nepal and the State Bank of India Chairperson Arundhati Bhattachrya jointly launched the project amid a function held in Kathmandu on Saturday.
“Under the initiatives, the Bank has deployed various alternate/digital channels, such as ATM/CRM (cash recycler machine), internet banking kiosk, PoS machines and a high speed secured Wi-Fi for free uses of internet,” says the bank.
“The initiatives also offer deprived sector loans to the small farmers and micro enterprises.”
Meanwhile, the bank, as a part of its corporate social responsibility, also distributed sanitary kits to girls of Grade 11 and 12 and school bags to students upto Grade 5 at local Kalika Sharan Higher Secondary School.
Lawmaker of the constituency Dipak Kuinkel and Shankharapur Mayor Suwarna Shrestha were also present on the occasion.