July 12, 2014: National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) today launched RuPay card which is in the nature of ATM cum Debit Card on the occasion of its 33 foundation day. The cooperative bank launched RuPay Kisan Card and RuPay Debit card and with this became the first cooperative bank in the state of Haryana. NABARD expects to improve the customer service with these RuPay cards and expects the service to be made at par with any bank to farmers and other customers.
Speaking on the occasion of launch of these cards and the 33rd Foundation Day, Nabard Chief General Manager (Haryana), D V Deshpande was quoted as saying, “This is the first time that RuPay Card, which is in the nature of ATM cum Debit Card, is being issued by any cooperative bank in the state of Haryana.” Haryana Chief Minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda who was also present on the occasion asked Nabard to work at the micro level for the expansion of these techniques and said it should provide finance for setting up water bodies in the state.
He also stressed on the need of setting up Kisan Clubs in all villages and said that Nabard should extend a helping hand in doing so.