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Banking service finally reaches this river island 75 years after independence – the New Indian Express

Express news service

SAMBALPUR: It took 75 years of independence for the banking service to reach the people of the river island Kud Gunderpur under the Dhankauda block with the opening on Monday of a customer service point (CSP) in the gram panchayat.

This island was connected to the mainland after a bridge was built over the Mahanadi River in February of last year. The Utkal Grameen Bank CSP was opened by Odisha Livelihood Mission (OLM) with the support of the Sambalpur District Administration.

Dhankauda’s Block Development Officer (BDO) Basanta Hati said earlier that the island’s residents depend on Goshala, Burla and other nearby places for banking services and, as a result, face many challenges. many difficulties. The CSP has solved a long-standing problem with the panchayat. It will provide financial services to around 10,000 residents, he said.

District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) Project Director (PD) Sambalpur Sukanta Tripathy said Kud Gunderpur was behind in health care, education and communication due to lack of connectivity with the continent.

Kud Gunderpur, located about 35 km from the city of Sambalpur, is a plot of land surrounded by Mahanadi. The panchayat includes six villages of Kud Gunderpur, Kud Tabda, Kud Jampali, Kud Amlipali, Kud Mahada and Kud Patakhai. “Since the government is now focusing on the economic development of general practitioners, the CSP has been opened here. Villagers would now benefit from banking facilities such as opening bank accounts, depositing, withdrawing money for loan repayment nearby, ”he added.

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