Gramin Bank of Aryavart

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The Gramin Bank of Aryavart (Hindi: ग्रामीण बैंक ऑफ आर्यावर्त) (Urdu: اریارت گرامین بنک‎) (GBA) is a regional rural bank (RRB) in Uttar Pradesh established in 2013.[1] The bank was formed by the amalgamation of Aryavart Kshetriya Gramin Bank and Shreyas Gramin Bank. It currently has 651 branches and 11 regional offices[2] in rural areas of Uttar Pradesh, around Lucknow. It functions under Regional Rural Banks’ Act 1976 and is sponsored by Bank of India.

Bank structure[edit]

The Head Office is located at Lucknow.[3] Regional Offices of the Bank are located at:

  • Barabanki
  • Lucknow
  • Farrukhabad
  • Hardoi
  • Kannauj
  • Unnao
  • Mainpuri
  • Aligarh
  • Agra
  • Hathras
  • Etah

Area of operations[edit]

The Gramin Bank of Aryavart has the unique distinction of having had as many as 10 different RRBs earlier functioning in different parts of Uttar Pradesh, merged with it at various points of time. The bank operates in the following districts:

  • Lucknow
  • Barabanki
  • Farrukhabad
  • Hardoi
  • Kannauj
  • Unnao
  • Faizabad
  • Mainpuri
  • Firozabad
  • Aligarh
  • Etah
  • Hathras
  • KashiRam Nagar
  • Mathura
  • Agra

Schemes[edit]

Following are schemes being run by the bank:[4]

  • Rural Housing Finance Scheme
  • Solar Home Lighting System
  • General Credit Cards
  • Vermi Compost Hatchery Unit Scheme
  • Farm Mechanisation
  • Financial Assistance To Farmers For Purchase Of Two Wheelers
  • Financial Assistance To Farmers For Purchase Of Land For Agriculture Purpose
  • Education Loan
  • Scheme For Solar Water Heater System
  • Kisan Credit Card
  • Advance Against Insurance Policies
  • Financial Assistance For Mediclinics For Qualified Medical Practitioners
  • Housing Loan
  • Scheme Of Agriculture Graduates For Establishing Agri Clinics And Agri Business
  • Amra Krishak Card
  • Capital Investment Subsidy Scheme Of Rural Godowns / Cold Storage
  • Financial Assistance Against Storage Receipt
  • Kisan Credit Card For Tenant Farmers / Oral Lessees / Joint Liability Groups (Jlgs)
  • Small Road Transport Operator Scheme
  • Swarojgar Credit Card Scheme
  • Annapurna Scheme – A Consumer Loan Scheme For Salaried A/C Holders
  • Acharyhit Yojna – Scheme For Retired Teachers
  • Mahila Udyami Credit Card
  • Grah Laxmi Yojna For Women
  • Kisan Samadhan Card

Awards[edit]

On 19 June 2008 Aryavart Gramin Bank received Ashden Award 2008.[5] This award was for an innovative scheme to make available finance for Solar Home Lighting Systems (SHS) with a slogan "Ghar Ghar Me Ujala" (Light in every house) mainly to provide ambient light at home to improve living standard, education, health and welfare of the people residing in rural, semi urban and even in urban areas beset with frequent power cuts.

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