What We Do

Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM)

The Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Government of India launched the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) by restructuring Swarnajayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana (SGSY) with effect from 01.04.2013 (RBI Circular No. RBI/2012-13/559 dated 27 June 2013).

NRLM was renamed as DAY-NRLM (Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Rural Livelihoods Mission) w.e.f. March 29, 2016 and is the flagship program of Govt. of India for promoting poverty reduction through building strong institutions of the poor, particularly women, and enabling these institutions to access a range of financial services and livelihoods services.

NABARD is implementing the Interest Subvention Scheme for Women SHGs under DAY-NRLM for RRBs and Cooperative Banks in Category-I (250) districts.

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Administering Schemes for Sugar Farmers

a. Financial Assistance to Sugar Mills for Augmentation of Ethanol Production Capacity.

The Government of India introduced this scheme in 2018-19, with a view to increase production of ethanol and its supply under 'Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP)'.The scheme helps in improving the liquidity position of the sugar mills, especially in the surplus seasons, thereby enabling them to clear cane price arrears of the farmers and results in saving foreign exchange. NABARD is the nodal agency for managing the Sugar Ethanol Interest Subvention Scheme of Department of Food and Public Distribution (DFPD), Government of India. Interest subvention at 6% per annum or 50% of rate of interest charged by banks on the loans, whichever is lower, shall be borne by the Central Government for five years. An amount of ₹ 66.05 crore was released to lending banks as interest subvention under the scheme during the year 2020-21.

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b. Sugar Soft Loan Scheme 2018-19

The Government of India introduced the scheme of soft loans to sugar mills to facilitate payment of cane dues of farmers for the sugar season 2018-19. NABARD is the nodal agency for implementing the interest subvention under the scheme. Under the scheme, interest subvention is available for a maximum period of one year at 7% simple interest or at the actual rate charged by banks (whichever is lower) on loans sanctioned by them to sugar mills for clearing the cane due arrears of farmers. An amount of ₹174.44 crore was released to lending banks as interest subvention under the scheme during the year 2020-21.

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