N A B A R D: an Overview-
@ NABARD is an apex institution accredited with all matters concerning policy, planning and operations in the field of credit for agriculture and other economic activities in rural areas.
@ NABARD operates throughout the country through its Head Office at Mumbai, 25 Regional Offices and on Sub-Office, located in the capitals of all the states/union territories. It also has 4 training establishments.
@ It is an apex refinancing agency for the institutions providing investment and production credit for promoting the various developmental activities in rural areas.
@ It takes measures towards institution building for improving absorptive capacity of the credit delivery system, including monitoring, formulation of rehabilitation schemes, restructuring of credit institution, training of personnel, etc.
@ It co-ordinates the rural financing activities of all the institutions engaged in developmental work at the field level and maintains liaison with Government of India, State Governments, Reserve Bank of India and other national level institutions concerned with policy formulation.
@ It prepares, on annual basis, rural credit plans for all districts in the country; these plans form the base for annual credit plans of all rural financial institutions
- It undertakes monitoring and evaluation of projects refinanced by it.
It promotes research in the fields of rural banking, agriculture and rural development.