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RTI – Section 4(1)(b)

Department of Storage and Marketing (DSM)
Information required to be published under Section 4 (1) (b) of the RTI Act
 
Sr.No. Particulars Information
(i) Particulars of its organisation, functions and duties Organisation/Department :
NABARD/ Department of Storage and Marketing (DSM), Head Office, Mumbai,
Tel : 022 26524207
Fax:022-26523895
e-mail :dsm@nabard.org 

Functions and duties: 
 
Warehouse Infrastructure Development
  • Providing financial support for creation of Scientific Storage Infrastructure (Dry and Wet) for Agricultural Commodities out of Warehouse Infrastructure Fund.
  • Financing APMCs for construction of marketing infrastructure within the APMCs.
  • Facilitate accreditation/ registration of Storage structures by WDRA.
  • Capacity Building of Stakeholders in Agriculture commodity storage and marketing sector.
Support for creating Infrastructure and Promoting Food Processing Industries
  • Provide credit for establishing infrastructure in Designated Food parks and processing units in these designated food parks.
  • Formulate policies / strategies for argumentating the processing infrastructure losses, creating awareness for value addition, and developing forward linkages for the farmers produce directly.
  • Promote modernization of existing processing units in the designated food parks resulting in technology upgradation, automation, increase in efficiency, improvement in product quality, reduction in cost etc.
  • To assist MOFPI, Government of India, in effective implementation of Mega Food Park Scheme and the scheme for Cold Chain, Value Addition and Preservation Infrastructure by being a member in the Inter Ministerial Approval Committee.
(ii) The powers and duties of its officers and employees
Sanctioning Committee, which is a sub-committee of the Board of Directors sanctions the projects having loan amount above Rs.50 crore. Projects with loan amount upto Rs.50 crore are sanctioned by Internal Sanctioning Committee constituted by the Management. The Proposals involving financial sanction are scrutinised as per the board approved guidelines.
(iii) Procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability
  • Policies related with the various activities of the department are formulated at Head Office level.
  • Sanction of projects for financial assistance is accorded by the Sanctioning Committee, which is a sub-committee of the Board of Directors.
  • Post sanction activities including disbursement of loan, monitoring of projects, review of progress, etc., is carried out by the Regional offices.
(iv) Norms set by it for the discharge of its functions Sanctions are accorded as per the guidelines set by GoI / RBI and as per the rules and regulations of utilization of the funds.
(v) Rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions. All financial transactions are subject to NB Expenditure Rules 2008 and delegation of powers approved by Chairman and as per the extant loan policy.
(vi) A statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control Documents relating to projects of a given state are kept in the respective Regional Offices, while those related to multistate projects are kept at HO.
(vii) Particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with or representation by the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof Public opinion is taken into consideration based on feedback received from public during monitoring and evaluation studies. The same is taken into consideration for policy formulation. Further, the considered views and suggestions received from the representatives of public such as Members of Parliament, MLAs, various Committees, stakeholders such as collateral companies, commodity exchanges, warehouse owners, farmers, etc. are duly considered for bringing about refinements in the policies and procedures to the extent feasible and considered necessary in consultation with GoI and RBI.
(viii) A statement of the boards, councils, committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advice, and as to whether meetings of those boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public
Not Applicable
(ix) A directory of its officers and employees As at the url Directory of its officers and employees
(x) The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations As at the url Monthly Emoluments - Staff & Top Management
(xi) Budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made
GoI through budgetary announcement has created two special funds viz. Warehouse Infrastructure Fund (WIF) during 2013- 14 and 2014- 15 with a corpus of Rs 5000 crore for each year for providing financial assistance to warehousing sector and Food Processing Fund (FPF) during 2014-15 with a corpus of  Rs.2000 cr. The corpus, sanctioned amount, disbursements etc., as on 30 June 2017 are as below: 
                                                                                               (Rs. Crore)
Name of Fund Corpus Sanctions Disbursement
Warehouse Infrastructure Fund 2013- 14 5000 3255 1739
Warehouse Infrastructure Fund 2014- 15 5000 5601 1491
Food Processing Fund 2014-15 2000 464.49 91.20
                
(xii) Manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes
The projects for creating warehousing infrastructure are sanctioned to State Governments, State Government undertakings, Public and Private sector. Warehouse projects complying with the guidelines of Grameen Bhandaran Yojana (GBY)/Integrated Scheme for Agricultural Marketing (ISAM) of Department of Agriculture and Corporation, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt of India, are eligible for subsidy as per extant guidelines.
(xiii) Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorisations granted by the organization Not applicable
(xiv) Details in respect of the information available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form All information relating to sanction and release of fund are available and held in soft form.
(xv) Particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use Not applicable
(xvi) The names , designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers
Information is available on the public domain www.nabard.org at below link
(xvii) Such other information as may be prescribed and thereafter update these publications every year -