Innovations in Rural and Agricultural Finance - page 11

Bankers Institute of Rural Development (BIRD)
Bankers Institute of Rural Development (BIRD), at Lucknow, India, a Society promoted by National Bank
for Agriculture and Rural Development, is a premier institute for providing training, research and
consultancy services in the eld of agriculture and rural development banking in India and the Asia Pacic
BIRD provides training support to supplement Human Resource Development efforts of Banks
(Commercial Banks, Cooperative Banks and Regional Rural Banks), Micronance Institutions (MFIs),
Government Departments, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) by organizing training
programmes. Based, on specic requirements of the organizations concerned, customized programmes are
also conducted by the Institute. BIRD has been conducting training programmes for ofcers of Indian
Administrative Service (IAS), aswell as Indian Economic Service (IES).
BIRD offers consultancy services and conducts Applied Research and Studies for gaining insight into the
development process of rural banking and related elds for suggesting alternative policy measures. BIRD
also participates in collaborative ventures with other training institutes, research organizations within and
outside India.
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