Srinagar, 27 March: The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), Srinagar today organised a one-day programme to celebrate ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, the festivities of which will continue for 75 weeks until 15th August 2023.
On the occasion, contribution of NABARD was highlighted vis-à-vis boosting rural economy by providing focused attention to the development and credit related issues of farmers and rural poor.
Surinder Singh, Deputy General Manager, NABARD Srinagar Cell was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Officers from Banks, faculty from SKUAST-K, representatives from FPOs/OFPOs and NGOs participated in the programme.
Speaking at the event, the DGM NABARD Shri Surinder Singh highlighted various initiatives of NABARD to promote sustainable and equitable agriculture and rural development. On the occasion, he congratulated the members of Dal Lake Lotus Stem FPO-Srinagar promoted by NABARD for being appreciated by Honorable Prime Minister in his recent Mann Ki Baat.
He also mentioned about the different interventions of NABARD through RIDF projects, scheme on Farmers Producer Organizations (FPOs) and hassle free institutional credit to farmers through KCC and JLGs at concessional interest and projects on technology transfer and various initiatives/ programmes implemented by NABARD in UT of Jammu & Kashmir and in district Srinagar.
Later, interactions were held with the participants with the objective to transfer the benefits of different developmental schemes of NABARD for boosting rural economy.
On the occasion, Dr. Asif Ahmad Bhat, DDM NABARD Srinagar appreciated the support of all the Departments, Bankers, NGOs, etc. in grounding various schemes and programmes of NABARD and helping in achieving its objectives.