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Research & Development

R&D Fund

Established by the Bank, in accordance with the provisions of the NABARD Act 1981, the Research and Development (R&D) Fund aims at acquiring new insights into the problems of agricultural and rural development through in-depth studies and applied research and trying out innovative approaches backed up by technical and economic studies.

The R&D Fund is utilised for formulating policies on matters of importance to agricultural operations and rural development, including facilities for training, dissemination of information and promotion of research by undertaking techno-economic studies and other surveys in the fields of agriculture, rural banking and rural development.

Corpus of the R& D Fund is ₹ 50 crore.

Grant support for:

  • Research projects and studies
  • International, National and Regional Seminars/Conferences/Symposia, Workshops, etc.
  • Occasional Papers and cost of other publications
  • Chair Units
  • Providing training for personnel of constituent banks
  • Summer Internship Programme

Training Institutes Supported Under R&D Fund

  • CAB, Pune
  • BIRD, Lucknow, Mangalore & Bolpur
  • IIBM, Guwahati
  • National Institute of Rural Banking (NIRB), Bangalore
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