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ZTBL to enhance agri-loans for modern farm practices.

ISLAMABAD, January 26, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Zarai Taraqqiati Bank Ltd. (ZTBL) is poised to develop agriculture and alleviate rural poverty by enhancing agri-loans for modern farm practices in the country. This was stated by President ZTBL Zaka Ashraf in a meeting with farmers of Sindh. He was on a visit to new district of Benazirabad in Sindh province and met with the farmers and banks executives, said a press release issued here on Wednesday. Zaka Ashraf said that Agriculture was the mainstay of economy and ZTBL was playing pivotal role to finance entire value added chain of agriculture sector for rapid economic growth and its sustainability. The bank has increased its agriculture lending coupled with innovative technology, which would help in increasing field per acre production and small farmers income, said Zaka Ashraf. He said that in line with the vision of the President for uplift of small farmers and agriculture through farm mechanization, ZTBL has been assigned the task to turnaround the agriculture sector through rural development and improve the small farmers lot. The representatives of farmers from Sindh province apprised the ZTBL President about their problems needing immediate attention. Zaka instructed the Banks officials to extend full cooperation to the farmers and said that all complaint or grievance must be addressed promptly. He advised that any leniency or wilful negligence by the bank officials will be dealt strictly. Zaka alongwith banks officials also visited district Benazirabad to review the potential areas of agriculture investment there.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Jan 26, 2011
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