JORHAT, Aug 30 - The State Bank of India (SBI) yesterday opened its second branch in the Majuli island.
Majuli Deputy Commissioner Deba Prasad Mishra inaugurated the SBI branch at Kamalabari, which is the commercial hub of the Brahmaputra island.
The SBI has another branch at Garmur, the district headquarters of Majuli.
Jorhat-based SBI Regional Manager Madan LS, who was present during the opening of the branch, told The Assam Tribune today that the DC, in his address at the inaugural function, welcomed the bank�s expansion in the island.
Mishra reportedly said the SBI opening another branch in Majuli is a positive sign, indicating a bright business potential in the island and also extension of banking services for the benefit of the inhabitants here.
Madan said the Kamalabari branch has started its operation with three employees headed by a branch manager. He said the decision to increase the strength of staff will be taken depending on the scale of business the branch registers in the coming months.
The Garmur SBI branch has about seven employees, the regional manager said, adding that the new branch will implement various government programmes for the benefit of the farmers, economically backward people, SHGs, etc.
Majuli Superintendent of Police Hitesh Rai, several government officials and leading citizens of the area were present on the occasion.
It may be mentioned here that after the Sarbananda Sonowal-led government came to power at Dispur, a series of schemes and projects have been announced and initiated for the development of this river island.