Research and 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.

  1. Number of seminars/workshops/conferences sanctioned
  2. Number of research projects sanctioned during 2012-13, 2013-14 and April-October 2014
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