PM Narendra Modi Asks Banks To Finance 1 Lakh 'Swachhta Entrepreneurs'
BI India BureauJan 3, 2015, 01.32 PM
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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 '
Modi had launched the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan’ on October 2, 2014 to fulfil the