Agriculture current affair
In Andaman and Nicobar Islands, NABARD has launched development projects worth rupees 44 lakhs in order to strengthen the concept of Atmanirbhar Bharat through rural entrepreneurship.
AIR correspondent reports, NABARD has recently launched development projects worth 44 lakh rupees for Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It includes the formation and development of Self-Help Groups, SHGs. Skill development of SHGs members will be taken up to promote rural entrepreneurship at micro level.
NABARD will conduct 385 village-level programmes and provide training to leaders of newly formed SHGs with a sum of more than 10 lakh rupees. Women attached to SHGs in Little Andaman will be trained for Mushroom Cultivation and Bamboo Handicrafts making. A four -month long training programme for tour and travel agents in Swaraj Dweep is also listed in the schedule.
In addition to this, a yearly Micro-Entrepreneurship Development Programme will be carried out for 150 members of various SHGs in Mayabunder in Middle Andaman. NABARD has also tied up with Centre of Agriculture Research Institute, CARI for conducting agricultural programmes with an amount of 20 lakh rupees.
To make Atmanirbhar Bharat a reality, the Bank is also providing a platform for sales of local products by financing Rural Haats in Gram Panchayats. Total 7.6 lakhs rupees have been released to establish one such Haat in Namunaghar Panchayat of South Andaman.