Amit Mitra

Bengal govt to provide banks space for opening branches

Amit MitraKolkata: The West Bengal government will provide space to banks in order to set up new branches in Gram Panchayat offices in villages, with the view to promote financial inclusion.

"The government would give space in the offices of Gram Panchayat so that banks could set up brick-and-mortar branches in the rural areas which will promote financial inclusion," state Finance Minister Amit Mitra told reporters on the sidelines of ICC Banking Summit here today.

He said that banks would be offered typically spaces of around 400 square feet.

FICCI distances itself from task force’s report advocating surgical strikes against Pak

FICCI distances itself from task force’s reportKarachi, Dec. 4 : The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Secretary General, Dr Amit Mitra has said that recommendations regarding carrying out surgical strikes inside Pakistan and stopping all imports from the country were suggestions which were made by its task force, and added that FICCI does not support such ideas.

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