Rural development lender Nabard is offering a loan to the sum of Rs 147 crore to promote dairy farming in the country, a senior bank officer said here today.
Addressing a national conference on ‘Dynamics of Sustainable Rural Development’ here, Nabard Chief General Manager P M Ghole said that “at the moment Rs 147 crore loan is given to promote dairy farming.”
Farmers and individual entrepreneurs not only can avail the opportunity of getting loan besides they can also avail 25 to 30 per cent subsidy on the same, he said.
He said that Nabard is promoting various projects such as dairy, producer’s organisation, farmer’s club in order to have sustainable development.
G S Shergill, professor, University of Massey Auckland, New Zealand, on the occasion discussed the various concept of rural development, strategies of sustainable development and the experience which he has in regards to sustainable development in New Zealand.
As many as 87 papers were presented in the conference based on sustainable development. Another topics covered in conference were exploring the potential of rural and eco tourism, role of government organisation in sustainable rural development, financial institutions as harbinger of rural development, contribution of NGO in rural upliftment, empowering rural India SEBI initiatives.