Recently, on National Youth Day, 82 best Agripreneurs who were trained under the Agri-Clinics and Agri-Business (AC&ABC) Scheme were awarded for their significant contribution to farmers through agri-clinic and agribusiness services.
What are Agri-Clinics and Agri-Business Schemes?
- This is a mega flagship Scheme of Govt. of India implemented in the country in collaboration with NABARD since 2002.
- Aim: To transform unemployed youth into self-employed Agripreneurs through a 45-day free residential training in different parts of the country with a provision for availing loans and subsidies from the banks.
- It is being implemented by the National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad in different states in the country with a network of 136 Nodal Training Institutes (NTIS) spread across all the states.
Q1) What is the mission of NABARD?
The mission of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) is to Promote sustainable and equitable agriculture and rural development through participative financial and non-financial interventions, innovations, technology and institutional development for secure prosperity.