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26 June 2019

Mohammed Ishtiyaque

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Bhubaneswar: In its contribution towards rebuilding Odisha after cyclone FANI, Bank of India (BOI) donated Rs 6.61 crore to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund (CMRF) on Wednesday.

MD & CEO of Bank of India, Dinabandhu Mohapatra, met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat here and handed over a cheque of the said amount.

Mohapatra informed that all the employees of the bank have donated their one day salary for the purpose. Besides, the BOI have launched various schemes for upliftment of the farmers and small traders affected by the cyclone.

For the benefits of small traders the BOI is going to provide digital banking services. Along with the 296 branches in Odisha, the BOI is planning to expand its services to reach near people, he added.

He further informed that BOI has introduced a Nandighosha scheme especially for NPA account-holders in Odisha. Through the scheme business owners who are not able to repay their loans for certain reasons can get rid of it easily and apply for fresh loans.

Besides BOI, a contribution of Rs 2.5 crore to the CMRF was donated by Hindustan Unilever Limited. Cheque of the said amount was handed over to Odisha CM by company's General Manager (East India) Amlan Mukherjee.

Similarly, ex-MLA of Chilika Raghunath Sahu donated his four months pension amounting to Rs 1.2 lakh. Further, Rs 43,24,711 was donated by Angul district administration.

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Dinabandhu Mohapatra, MD & CEO, Bank of India