BUDGAM: National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) organized a workshop on agriculture business at Town Hall, here on Saturday.
The participants were mainly agriculture graduate students and progressive farmers from the Budgam district, an official spokesperson said.
This camp was attended by Additional District Development Commissioner, Budgam, Ijaz Ahmad Bhat, District Development Manager (DDM) NABARD Budgam, Zubair Wasil, Financial Literacy and Credit Counselling Centre (FLCC) Coordinator, Lead District Manager, Budgam; Chief Agriculture Officer and Director, Rural Self Employment Training Institute (RSETI).
The Camp was inaugurated by DDM NABARD with an introduction about NABARD genesis and its scheme in development of rural economy. He made aware students and other persons who were present about self-employment and banking facilities for common people in district Budgam. The initiation of developmental activities and the benefits of financial literacy and its impact of economic activities were stressed by him.
FLC Coordinator AH Rafique attended the workshop and spoke on the occasion about banking facility and its various facilities provided by banking system for growth of economy.
DDM, NABARD, Budgam introduced the concept of Agri-clinic and Agri-business scheme and its benefits to participants. There is a loan along with subsidy available to agriculture student who are interested in forming ACABC centre. This will boost agriculture and self-employment in district. Budgam is hub for vegetable cultivation and agriculture activities, so ACABC Centre will boost these all activities and people will get latest and modern technology and products at their own district with the help of ACABC Centre. He explained in detail the concept Self-Help Group, Benefit of forming the Self-Help Groups, various central sponsored schemes and other facilities in farm and non-farm sector which include Kissan Credit Card and Swarojgar Credit Card.
The LDM stated that the banking machinery was geared up to address the challenge of financial literacy and financial inclusion and was involving all stakeholders in the process.
DDM/APM NABARD also stress on financial awareness and basic banking facilities for an individual. He stress to people that if they feel any issue related to banking they can come to NABARD office which is opened now in Budgam.
The camp was concluded by Additional District Development Commissioner, Budgam with vote of thanks and thanks NABARD for organising such camps to aware about various schemes available for common people.