The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) today organised a one-day programme here to celebrate ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ on completion of 75 years of Independence.On the occasion, contribution of NABARD was highlighted vis-à-vis boosting rural economy by providing undivided attention and pointed focus to credit related issues linked with rural development.
The programme was attended by farmers and representatives of FPOs. Officers from Agriculture Department, Banks and representatives from NGOs participated in the programme.Speaking at the event, the DDM NABARD Rouf Zargar highlighted various initiatives of NABARD to promote sustainable and equitable agriculture and rural development through participative financial and non-financial interventions, innovations, technology and institutional development for securing prosperity.
He mentioned about the efforts of NABARD to energize rural credit, empowering women by starting SHG-BLP since 1992, skill development and livelihood programmes for SHGs and rural youth, development of rural infrastructure through RIDF projects, timely and hassle free institutional credit to farmers through KCC at concessional interest, implementation of watershed/springshed projects, Farmers Producer Organizations (FPOs) of Mushqbudji, vegetable, honey and trout fish in the district.
Zargar also gave details about skill development initiatives of NABARD in the district and bank aided projects on technology transfer and various initiatives/ programmes implemented by NABARD in UT of Jammu and Kashmir and in district Anantnag in-particular.