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VFS opening new training centres

Kolkata, Jul 11 (UNI) Village Financial Services (VFS) is opening training centres in Kolkata, Siliguri and Tripura.
Indian micro-finance industry has witnessed extraordinarily high annual growth of about 45 per cent in the last few years, characterized by low defaults, low average operating cost ratios, high flow of funds from the commercial banking system, investment by private equity funds.
Still there are challenges faced by the sector.
The single biggest challenge for microfinance lies in the area of training and capacity development. On the supply side, lack of service providers and comprehensive, integrated and relevant training modules continue to pose difficulties. On the demand side, adequate training for senior management is missing.
To address this issue and challenge VFS has been consistent in its approach and methodology for training and capacity building of its human resource across hierarchy.
In this regard it has put in place training centres at Kolkata and Siliguri and one is in the pipeline in the state of Tripura.
" Plus from this facility we will be providing capacity building, training and skill development support to our customers as well," Dr Kuldip Maity, MD & CEO, VFS, said.
“The strategy adopted would definitely address the issue of capacity building, both at customers level well as at the level of internal resource. This would make the human resource tuned to serve its clientele more professionally and objectively and the customers would also able to utilize the credit in a more meaningful manner," he stated.
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MP CM meets Union ministers to chart out development roadmap

07 Jul 2020 | 2:40 AM

Bhopal, July 6 (UNI) In the course of a two-day visit to the national capital, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had marathon meetings with central leaders and apprised them of endeavours undertaken to scotch COVID-19 on top priority, discussed issues such as wheat procurement, solar project execution, granting of Geographical Indication tag for basmati rice, wheat procured last year to be taken in central pool, issuance of five permits for oil and natural gas exploration plus release of additional urea, it was officially learnt.
Mr Chouhan has been having seamless dialogue with Premier Narendra Modi through videoconferencing. As a direct consequence, the plan process – in terms of allocation of funds and schemes for the state – is likely to witness acceleration.

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MP asks for more urea from Centre

07 Jul 2020 | 1:59 AM

Bhopal, July 6 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday requested Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister DV Sadananda Gowda for immediate additional allocation of 5.75 lakh metric tonnes urea, official sources said.
During the interaction in the national capital, the visiting politician averred, “The requirement break-up is 1.5 lakh MT for July and the remainder for August plus September.”

The central leader assured enhancement of carbamide quota and also consented to increasing rake points.

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Lack of infrastructure, testing facilities responsible for high mortality rate due to corona pandemic in MMR: Fadnavis

07 Jul 2020 | 1:40 AM

Thane, Jul 6 (UNI) Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Assembly Devendra Fadnavis on Monday blamed the lack of coordination between various agencies, lack of infrastructure facilities and low rate of testing facilities for the high rate of mortality due to the corona pandemic in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.

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MP CM urges Centre for permits

07 Jul 2020 | 1:17 AM

Bhopal, July 6 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was in a meeting on Monday with Steel, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan at the latter’s New Delhi abode, it was officially learnt.
“The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited applied for exploration permits in my state and every formality in this regard has been completed by our Mineral Resources Department. I urge you to grant five licenses in this context,” the visiting stalwart averred.

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Assam registers 786 new nCoV cases, tally reaches 12,522

07 Jul 2020 | 1:16 AM

Guwahati, Jul 6 (UNI) With the detection of 786 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, out of which 598 were from Guwahati, the total tally in the state surged to 12,522, State Health Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma informed here.

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