PM Narendra Modi Asks Banks To Finance 1 Lakh 'Swachhta Entrepreneurs'

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Stressing on the need for banks to take up social causes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked banks to finance cleanliness ventures and help create one lakh 'Swachhta Entrepreneurs' in a year.

"Can we create Swachhta Entrepreneurs? There is immense scope in solid waste management and water treatment," he said at a function to celebrate 60 years of ICICI group.

"Within the financial sector, can we develop a new sector and give it a priority and can banks create one lakh Swachhta Entrepreneurs with the help of bank finance? Solid waste management and waste water treatment is a big business. We can create such entrepreneurs by training and giving finance to our youth. This can be a sustainable in the long-term," he added.

The Prime Minister also dedicated an 'ICICI Digital Village' to the nation. The digital village has been developed by ICICI bank, which has adopted the village in Gujarat.

Modi had launched the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan' on October 2, 2014 to fulfil the Mahatma Gandhi's dream of Clean India.
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