SHOPIAN: National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) conducted a workshop on Agri-Clinics and Agri-Business Centres (ACABC) scheme here on Wednesday, an official spokesperson said.
Programme Co-ordinator, Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Balpora, Shopian, Rekhy Singh was chief guest on the occasion.
Others present were DDM, NABARD Shopian Dr Nisar Ahmad, Principal Boys Higher Secondary School, Shopian, LDM Shopian, FLCC Co-ordinator, scientists from KYK and other Banking heads of the district, besides large number of agricultural and non agricultural graduates, was aimed at spreading awareness about various government sponsored schemes with special reference to ACABC scheme among the students.
Programme Co-ordinator KVK on this occasion laid stress on the Importance and role of extension activities in modern agriculture and said that agriculture extension activities are the life line of modem agriculture keeping in view the new challenges and technologies in this field. He urged students to take benefit of various govt sponsored entrepreneurship development programmes and appreciated role of NABARD in uplifting the modem education and agriculture.
DDM NABARD on this occasion discussed in detail various govt sponsored schemes implemented via NABARD with special reference to ACABC scheme. He urged students to take benefit of different schemes and scholarships aimed at achieving higher education, employment generation and skill development. He said that district posseses a huge potential in the field of Agriculture and allied sectors and various programmes of NABARD need to be pushed in the field particularly agri-clinics centres, farmers clubs, self help groups, joint liability groups.
FLCC Co-ordinator Shopian and LDM Shopian addressed the students regarding role of NABARD and other banks in the field of entrepreneurship development and financial inclusion for the educated unemployed youth.
At the end of programme, Principal of Higher Secondary appreciated the initiatives and role of NABARD for reaching its services both at the grass root levels of farm as well as for the educated youth.