CANARA BANK has been a pioneer in initiating and implementing multifaceted and innovative programmes aimed at development of people from the lower strata of the society. The Bank has been playing a pivotal role and trying to bring about a socio-economic transformation in the society, particularly in rural areas.
The bank, in its endeavour to promote Rural Development, set up Rural Development Section at Head Office during 1980 and Canara Bank Platinum Jubilee Rural Development Trust during 1982. The Trust was renamed as Canara Bank Centenary Rural Development Trust (CBCRD TRUST) in Banks Centenary year 2006.
Beyond banking, the Bank has launched various promotional and developmental schemes towards rural development.