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Business Initiatives Department

In the year 2010, as part of a repositioning exercise, NABARD initiated steps for finding new business avenues for the bank in the wake of changing economic environment. As a consequence, a new department named, Business Initiatives Department (BID) was formed to provide direct credit support under new business initiatives to various clients, which extended assistance for rural development.
Accordingly, the business products being dealt by BID at present are:

NABARD Infrastructure Development Assistance (NIDA)

NIDA is a line of credit for funding rural infrastructure projects under the following three channels:

  • Funding rural infrastructure projects directly to State Government and State-owned Institutions.
  • Funding PPP infrastructure projects in rural areas, developed directly or through Special Purpose Vehicles promoted by State-owned Institutions, Co-operatives, Producer Organizations, Corporates etc.
  • Funding non-PPP, rural infrastructure projects developed by Registered entities like Companies and Co-operatives.

Achievements:

Since inception in 2010-11 till 31 December 2023, cumulative sanction and disbursement under NIDA stood at ₹71684.61 crore and ₹39142.46 crore respectively.

Progress during current year and last 5 years is indicated below:

(₹ in crore)

Year Sanctioned Disbursed
2018-19 7362.76 2500.05
2019-20 4382.30 3727.09
2020-21 22767.75 7506.08
2021-22 8125.27 7136.26
2022-23 3581.71 6329.48
2023-24 (as on 31 December 2023) 2253.30 2876.60

Since launch of the product, NABARD has sanctioned 133 projects under NIDA covering following sectors

  • Power transmission
  • Renewable energy (wind)
  • Renewable energy (solar power generation)
  • Restoration of power distribution
  • Roads and bridges
  • Warehousing/Storage
  • Development of Market Yard
  • Irrigation
  • Drinking water
  • Sanitation/Sewerage
  • Rural Tourism
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Agri Market Infrastructure
  • Health Infrastructure
  • Other Social Infrastructure

Direct Refinance Assistance (DRA) to Co-operative Banks

Implementation of the revival package recommended by Vaidyanathan Committee has enabled District Central Co-operative Banks (DCCBs) to raise financial resources from any financial institutions regulated/approved by RBI.

In response, NABARD has designed a short-term multipurpose credit product for financing directly to DCCBs and StCBs for expanding their lending business under specified activities.

Achievements:

Since 2010-11 till 31 December 2023, cumulative sanction and disbursement under DRA to Co-operative Banks stood at ₹114171.05 crore and ₹98406.29 crore respectively. The year wise progress during current year and last 5 years is given below:

(₹ in crore)

Year Sanctioned Disbursed
2018-19 7799.20 6498.50
2019-20 8932.00 9199.88
2020-21 11890.00 7373.49
2021-22 18521.00 17573.67
2022-23 21434.96 18179.41
2023-24 (as on 31 December 2023) 10505.15 12828.51

The important activities funded by DCCBs covered under direct lending include:

  • Crop loans above ₹ 3.00 lakh (above interest subvention limit)
  • Working capital loans for non-farm sector activities
  • Procurement operations through Primary Agricultural Credit Societies (PACS)
  • Financing against pledge of sugar stock
  • Post harvesting and marketing activities
  • Storage/grading/packaging of produce

Credit Facility for Federations (CFF)

CFF was launched with the objective of providing short-term loans to State Marketing /Co-operative federations and Corporations involved in procurement and marketing of Agricultural commodities and supply of agricultural inputs like fertilizers, pesticides etc.

Generally, CFF is extended for working capital loans towards procurement of agricultural and allied commodities, procurement of milk, supply of agricultural inputs, supply chain management, value addition etc.

Achievements:

As on 31 December 2023, cumulative sanction and disbursement under CFF stood at ₹2,44,371.87 crore and ₹2,76,258.12 crore respectively.

The year-wise progress during current year and last 5 years is given below:

(₹ in crore)

Year Sanctioned Disbursed
2018-19 24435.32 29679.82
2019-20 25071.00 37206.56
2020-21 40160.00 47852.62
2021-22 36435.80 46434.31
2022-23 40606.75 31437.21
2023-24 (as on 31 December 2023) 31600.00 25037.50

Dairy Processing & Infrastructure Development Fund (DIDF)

As announced in the Union Budget 2017-18, Government of India (GoI) instituted a Dairy Processing and Infrastructure Development Fund (DIDF) with a total corpus of ₹ 8004.00 crore for a period of 5 years (2018-19 to 2022-23) in NABARD. The objectives of the scheme are modernization and creation of additional infrastructure for milk processing, value addition by producing more dairy products and to help the producer owned and controlled institutions to consolidate their market position in the organized liquid milk market and to ensure optimum price realization to the primary produce. Further instructions from GoI on continuance of the scheme beyond 31 March 2023 are awaited.

Achievements:

During the operational period of the scheme, 32 projects were sanctioned with cumulative loan amount of ₹3015.60 crore and cumulative disbursement stood at ₹2,231.57, as on 31 December 2023.

The year-wise progress during the currency of the scheme is given below:

(₹ in crore)

Year Sanctioned Disbursed
2018-19 1216.81 440.00
2019-20 351.24 670.00
2020-21 1083.55 120.70
2021-22 364.00 118.66
2022-23 0.00 735.26
2023 -24 (As on 31 December 2023) 0.00 146.95

Fisheries & Aquaculture Infrastructure Development Fund (FIDF)

In the Union Budget 2018-19, Government of India had announced the creation of Fisheries and Aquaculture Infrastructure Development Fund (FIDF) with a total corpus of ₹ 7522.48 crore for a period of 5 years (FY 2018-19 to FY 2022-23). NABARD will fund the public infrastructure components to State Governments/Union Territories for various fishery-based infrastructure activities such as establishment of Fishing Harbours, Fish Landing Centres, Integrated Cold Chain, Modern fish markets, Fish processing units and other infrastructure facilities. Further instructions from GoI on continuance of the scheme beyond 31 March 2023 are awaited.

Achievements:

As on 31 December 2023, NABARD cumulatively has sanctioned term loan of ₹3248.27 crore for 82 projects to 8 State Governments (Tamil Nadu - 64, Maharashtra - 5, Gujarat - 4, West Bengal - 3, Andhra Pradesh - 3, Goa - 1, Himachal Pradesh - 1, and Kerala - 1). Further, till date cumulative amount of ₹ 665.39 crore has been disbursed so far to 06 States viz., Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, West Bengal, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, and Kerala.

The year-wise progress during current year and last 4 years is given below:

(₹ in crore)

Year Sanctioned Disbursed
2019-20 348.00 0.00
2020-21 0.00 193.77
2021-22 912.28 171.93
2022-23 1987.99 225.67
2023-24 (as on 31 December 2023) 0.00 74.02

Rural Infrastructure Assistance to State Governments (RIAS)

NABARD launched a new product Rural Infrastructure Assistance to State Governments (RIAS) with an initial corpus of ₹ 15000 crore, with an aim to provide financial assistance to State Governments in Eastern Region, for creating infrastructure that supports rural livelihoods, hinging on 5-J approach – Jan (human being), Jal (Water), Jameen (land), Janwar (livestock) & Jungle (forest). In other words, RIAS would fund all activities that promote “Atmanirbharata” (Self-Reliance) and “circular economy” which eliminates wastes and promotes continual use of precious resources.

The progress during current year and last year is given below:

(₹ in crore)

Year Sanctioned Disbursed
2022-23 1065.00 0.00
2023-24 (as on 31 December 2023) 0.00 0.00

Contact Information:

Shri Partho Saha
Chief General Manager
2nd floor, 'A' Wing
C-24, 'G' Block
Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bandra (East)
Mumbai 400 051
Tel : (91) 022 68120018
E-mail: bid@nabard.org

Information under RTI - Section 4(1)(b)

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