CUTTACK: Cuttack district has topped the State in self-help group (SHG) Credit-linkage under Odisha Livelihood Mission achieving the highest ever credit disbursal at Rs 52.52 crore during 2014-15 fiscal.
The Odisha Livelihood Mission had fixed a target of providing Rs 55 crore credit linkage to 5500 self-help groups against which Cuttack has facilitated extension of loans worth Rs 52.52 crore to 4,386 groups. Credit support has been extended for varied activities like paddy processing, groundnut cultivation, vegetable and mushroom cultivation, handloom, spices, agarbatti making and poultry.
The performance has drawn appreciation from the State Panchayati Raj Department, which has termed it exemplary. A commendation letter was handed over to Collector Nirmal Chandra Mishra and project director DRDA Trilochan Pradhan by Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC) Bikash Chandra Mohapatra on Thursday.