Agartala, Sep 06 (IANS): The Tripura Gramin Bank (TGB), which had earlier secured the fifth position amongst India's 56 regional rural banks (RRBs) in terms of its business and growth, on Thursday felicitated its 107-year-old customer.
TGB Chairman Mahendra Mohan Goswami felicitated Snehalata Shil, who is perhaps the oldest woman in Tripura, at a small function at her residence at Amlighat in southern Tripura.
"Shil, whose farmer husband died 31 years ago, has been our customer for more than 15 years. Other members of her family are also customers of the bank," Goswami told IANS.
Shil, a mother of three daughters and a son, is still active in her domestic works.
"The Gramin Bank helps us a lot by giving financial support and various banking services in many ways, not only to my family but also to the residents of my village," Shil told IANS over phone from Amlighat, 140 km south of Agartala.
The 42-year-old TGB posted a net profit of Rs 44.14 crore in the last fiscal (2017-18).
"The bank in which the central government has a 50 per cent stake, United Bank of India (UBI) 35 per cent and the Tripura government 15 per cent, has been notching up profits for the past 17 years," Chairman Goswami said.
According to the bank chief, the TGB, which topped amongst the eight regional rural banks in seven northeastern states, has been providing all modern facilities to its customers including computerised, online financial transactions and mobile banking.
The bank currently has 159 branches including 15 ultra small branches (USB) across Tripura.
The TGB grew its volume of business in the last financial year (2017-18) to Rs 8332.11 crore, which is 13.06 per cent more than the corresponding period of previous financial year (2016-17).