As part of its financial inclusion drive, Bank Asia Ltd has disbursed agriculture loans among 220 marginal women farmers with a view to making them financially solvent.
The private commercial bank lent Tk 1.8 crore at a 4 per cent interest rate to the farmers at an event at the Rajshahi Shilpakala Academy on June 23, under the stimulus refinance scheme of the Bangladesh Bank.
Mohammad Ziaul Hasan Molla, deputy managing director of the bank, presided over the event, while Mirza Abdul Mannan, a director of the Bangladesh Bank, graced the occasion as the chief guest.
Zulfikar Akhter Hossain, district livestock officer in Rajshahi, and Md Mozder Hossain, a deputy director of the Department of Agricultural Extension, Nurun Nahar, director for programme at Heifer International Bangladesh, and Shahnaz Akter Shahin, head of the agricultural credit department at Bank Asia, Tareq Ahmed, head of the Rajshahi branch, and Md Ekram Hossain, head of the Chapainawabganj branch, were also present.
– With The Daily Star input