Farm Sector Policy Department (FSPD) has been carved out of the erstwhile Development Policy Department with primary focus on formulation of appropriate policies concerning agriculture and allied sector activities, natural resources management, climate change, etc., within the overall policy framework of Government of India.
The important objectives of the policies is towards drawing appropriate operational guidelines for implementation of such policies through credit, promotional and developmental interventions. Towards these objectives, the Department is also rendering necessary technical advisory services in agriculture and allied sectors through Central and Regional Technical Advisory Groups (C-TAG and R-TAGs).
Major functional areas of the Department
A. Policy formulation
- Formulation of policies in alignment with Government policies and programmes
- Review and revision of existing policies concerning agriculture and allied sector development sector
- Policy issues concerning risk mitigation, agriculture crop insurance, etc.
- Framing of appropriate operational guidelines for implementation of such policies through credit, promotional and developmental interventions
- Collaborating with development institutions of relevance.
B. Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
- Policy framework for Natural Resources Management and & climate change adaptation and mitigation
- Functional role as National Implementation Entity (NIE) for Adaptation Fund through Adaptation Fund Board (AFB) for Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) Projects including guiding the Executing Entities (EEs) in designing & submission of CCA projects
- Implementation & monitoring of projects approved by AFB
- Training and capacity building of stakeholders
- Collaboration with other agencies (national and international) like Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF, GoI), Global Environment Fund (GEF), Green Climate Fund / for accreditation and all other issues concerning CCA
- Upscaling of Climate change adaptation and monitoring and pilot projects on climate proofing of watershed projects under WDF
C. Technical Advisory Services
- Identify state / region specific agriculture and allied sectors for promoting investment credit and strategize for utilization of potential through appropriate credit and promotional interventions
- Preparation of model schemes for potential agricultural and allied sector activities and placing the same in NABARD website (https://www.nabard.org), for the benefit of bankers and entrepreneur
- Preparation of national sectoral papers and unit costs for agricultural and allied sector activities and placing the same in NABARD website (https://www.nabard.org), for the benefit of various stakeholders