The Rupali Bank Limited (RBL) today disbursed loans around Tk50 lakh among the farmers in Jashore, who were hit hard during the Covid-19 pandemic.
A total of 80 farmers who incurred losses cultivating flowers were given such loans ranging from Tk50,000 to Tk1 lakh.
On the occasion, a loan disbursement programme was organised at Panisara union of the district, which is a hub for flower cultivation. SM Road branch, Navaran branch and Baghachra branch of the bank organised the programme.
Chaired by deputy general manager of Rupali Bank M Iman Ali, the function were addressed, among others, by general manager of the agriculture, rural loan and microcredit department M Mozibur Rahman, deputy general manager Zebu Sultana and SMR Road branch manager M Shahidul Islam.
Speaking on the occasion, Mozibur Raman said that the Rupali Bank has stood beside the Covid-19 affected farmers across the country.
"We've been providing loans to farmers on soft terms alongside giving them various suggestions so that the agricultural production is not hindered," he added.