Integrated Tribal Development Programme

1 min read
Integrated Tribal Development Programme Blog Image

About Integrated Tribal Development Programme: 

  • It is a flagship programme of NABARD for sustainable tribal livelihoods.
  • It is based on ‘wadi’ model of tribal development, which has evolved with the support of national and international development agencies.
  • Projects under this programme are funded through Tribal Development Fund.
  • The objective of the Fund is to:
    • create replicable models of integrated development of tribal families on participatory basis, through adoption of sustainable income generating activities based on potential of the area and the tribal needs;
    • build and strengthen tribal institutions, which would enable the communities to be partners in policy formulation, execution of programs and improve social and economic status; and
    • build and strengthen producers’ organizations

Key facts about NABARD

  • It is a financial institution that was set up by the Indian government to promote sustainable agriculture and rural development in the country.
  • It is the main regulatory body in the country’s rural banking system.
  • Formation:
    • It was established in 1982 as a central regulating body for agriculture financing and the rural section. 
    • The government of India established NABARD under the outlines of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Act 1981.
  • Objective: Promoting agriculture and rural development through participative financial and non-financial interventions, innovations, technology and institutional development for securing prosperity. 
  • Activities undertaken by NABARD for rural development include: Provision of refinance support, Improving rural infrastructure and Supervision of Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) and Cooperative Banks etc.

Q1: What is Sustainable agriculture?

It is farming in such a way to protect the environment, aid and expand natural resources and to make the best use of nonrenewable resources.

Source: NABARD to launch integrated tribal development programme in Kulathupuzha