CSR initiative for cancer patients: JK Bank seeks land in Mumbai for project

Srinagar: In a major CSR initiative, J&K Bank has approached Maharashtra government seeking allocation of land in Mumbai for construction of accommodation for cancer patients. 

The proposed initiative is aimed to mitigate the hardships of economically deprived patients of J&K in particular, and patients from other parts of the country in general travelling to TATA Memorial Hospital for specialized treatment, the bank in a statement said.

The proposal in this regard was conveyed to the Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis by the J&K Bank Chairman & CEO Parvez Ahmed. The chairman had called upon the Chief Minister to apprise him about the operations of the Bank in Maharashtra especially the country’s financial capital Mumbai, it said.

The Maharashtra Chief Minister has assured the J&K Bank chairman of exploring the possibility of allocating land for the benevolent CSR project of the bank in consultation with the Government of Jammu and Kashmir.

During the meeting, the J&K Bank Chairman Parvez Ahmed highlighted that JK Bank has strategically chosen the city as headquarters for its Treasury Business and Regional Administrative Office to control its Business operations in five states of Maharashtra, Goa, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. 

The bank, he said, was handling sizable investments in Mumbai region and was keen to expand its footprint in the region and requested for empanelment of J&K Bank for handling the Government Business which was one of its core strength as it was handling the Government Business for J&K state over the last seven decades. 

Parvez informed the Chief Minister that J&K Bank was actively involved in facilitating the pilgrims all across the country to visit the famous Shrines of Shri Amarnath in Kashmir and Mata Vaishno Devi in Jammu by extending registration and other facilities through its Business Units.

Chief Minister Fadnavis while commending the role of J&K Bank for economic and social development of J&K state assured all necessary support to the Bank for expansion of its operations in Maharashtra and development of Government Business. 

He advised the Chairman to ensure active participation of the Bank in various upcoming viable infrastructure projects both in public and private sector in Mumbai.

The Chairman in the end expressed his gratitude to the Chief Minister.