Union Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is set to kick off a pivotal three-day visit to Sikkim starting tomorrow. Reports suggest the agenda for the trip includes an in-depth assessment of financial projects, dialogues with border villages, and initiatives led by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).
Commencing her visit at Manan Kendra, Gangtok, Sitharaman will spearhead a significant credit outreach program aimed at boosting financial inclusion and accessibility to credit facilities, fostering economic growth in the region. Enthusiastic participation is expected from diverse stakeholders across various sectors, anticipating collaborative efforts to uplift Sikkim’s financial landscape.
A key highlight of the Finance Minister’s itinerary is her visit to the strategically crucial border village of Kupup in East Sikkim. Simultaneously, the Finance Minister will actively participate in a credit outreach program orchestrated by NABARD, addressing the financial requirements of rural populations and aligning with government objectives for inclusive growth.