FROM  CHAIRMAN

Chairman

Dr.Harsh Kumar Bhanwala

CHAIRMAN, NABARD

Recognising the need for imparting necessary entrepreneurial skills, NABARD has supported the training of more than 8.71 lakh unemployed rural youth through 33,812 REDPs/SDPs with grant assistance of more than Rs. 135.45 crore as on 31 March 2019.

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What we do for Off Farm Sector

We are guided by our mission “TO EVOLVE PRODUCTS, CHANNELS AND POLICIES FOR OFF FARM SECTOR TO GENERATE LIVELIHOOD AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE RURAL POPULATION.”

Over the last three decades, NABARD has designed several refinance and promotional schemes for development of rural off farm sector and has been making constant efforts to broad base and refine them in response to field level needs. The focus has been on greater credit flow to the sector, provision of credit to the unreached and ensuring linkages for small, cottage and village industries, handloom, handicrafts and other crafts in the rural areas.

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Our role in microfinance initiatives in the country:

We have continued with our role as the facilitator and mentor of microfinance initiatives in the country. The overall vision is to facilitate sustained access to financial services for the unreached poor in rural areas through various microfinance innovations in a cost effective and sustainable manner.

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News & Events

  • A workshop on Agri Startup & Incubator ecosystem was organized by OFDD at Head Office

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    Workshop on “Agri Startup & Incubator ecosystem”
  • The third meeting of the Taskforce on Handloom was held on 12 November 2018 at NABARD,

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    Meeting of the Task Force on Handlooms
  • Inauguration of Skill development Training Programme at Ambuja Cement Foundation

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    Inauguration of Skill development Training Programme at Ambuja Cement Foundation Training Centre, Amarwara ( Dist. - Chhindwara), Madhya Pradesh on 21 April 2018.
  • Shri Hemant B Songadkar, Chief General Manager, Off Farm Development Department addressed

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    Shri Hemant B Songadkar, Chief General Manager, Off Farm Development Department addressing the artisans sponsored by NABARD during the valedictory function of Mahalaxmi SARAS 19 held on 04 February 20
  • NABSKILL an online skill portal was launched by Dr Harsh

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    NABSKILL an online skill portal was launched by Dr Harsh Kumar Bhanwala, Chairman in the presence of Shri R. Amalorpavanathan, DMD and CGMs d on 29 November 2017
  • Mahalaxmi SARAS 2019 - Exhibition-cum-Sale of handicrafts, handloom and other products

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    DMD Shri R Amalorpavanathan during the inauguration of NABARD sponsored stalls in Mahalaxmi SARAS 2019