Reserve Bank of India (File Photo)
Reserve Bank of India (File Photo)

Financial Literacy Week to commence from June 3-7, says RBI

ANI | Updated: Jun 02, 2019 13:09 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], June 1 (ANI): Financial Literacy Week 2019 will be observed from June 3-7 on the theme of "Farmers" and how they benefit by being a part of the formal banking system, said a press note from Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Saturday.
"Financial Literacy Week is an initiative of RBI to promote awareness on key topics every year through a focused campaign. Growth in agriculture is necessary for the overall economic growth and finance is an essential enabler for the same...RBI is actively involved in formulating policies that enhance the flow of credit to the farming community," read the press release.
"In recent years, the Bank has undertaken several initiatives to strengthen credit delivery mechanism and financial inclusion," it added.
In order to build awareness and disseminate financial literacy messages to the farming community, "focused content in the form of posters and leaflets have been prepared for dissemination. Banks have been advised to display the posters and content in their rural bank branches, Financial Literacy Centers, ATMs and websites," he further added.
The RBI will undertake a centralized mass media campaign during the month of June on Doordarshan and All India Radio to disseminate essential financial awareness messages to farmers.
"It is RBI's endeavour to reach out to the farming community and all stakeholders are requested to co-ordinate and make this financial literacy campaign a success," the press release said. (ANI)