Bharatiya Mahila Bank (BMB) as part of its initial expansion plan has requested the Finance Secretaries of 17 State Governments, inter-alia, to consider allotting space for setting up of branches of the bank in State Government buildings or State Corporation buildings at a token lease of Rs.1. BMB has received response only from two States i.e. Odisha and Jharkhand. Further, the BMB has also issued advertisements for providing premises in these States. In this context, the Government has also requested certain States for necessary assistance in finding suitable space for setting-up of BMB.