Government Sponsored Subsidy Schemes under NABARD

1.Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme

The Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries (DAHD&F), GoI launched a pilot scheme titled “Venture Capital Scheme for Dairy and Poultry” in the year 2005-06.  The main objective of the scheme was to extend assistance for setting up small dairy farms and other components to bring structural changes in the dairy sector.

During a mid-term evaluation of the scheme, certain recommendations were made to accelerate the pace of implementation of the scheme. Taking into account the recommendations of the evaluation study and the representations received from various quarters including the farmers, State Governments and banks, DAHD&F decided to make some key changes to the scheme, including changing its name to Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme (DEDS)… more

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2.Capital Investment Subsidy Scheme for Commercial Production Units for organic/ biological Inputs

The increasing and indiscriminate use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides and deteriorating soil health and productivity are concerning people all over the world. Growing awareness for safe and healthy food has underlined the importance of organic farming, which is a holistic system based on the basic principle of minimizing the use of external inputs and avoiding the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides.

In view of this challenge, there is a need in the country to augment the infrastructure for production of quality organic and biological inputs. Accordingly, under National Project on Organic Farming, a Capital Investment Subsidy Scheme for Commercial Production Units for organic/ biological Inputs has been introduced. The scheme is being implemented by the Department of Agriculture & Cooperation through National Centre of Organic Farming (NCOF) in collaboration with NABARD or National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC)….read more


3.Centrally Sponsored Scheme For Setting Up Of Rural Godowns and Storage Infrastructure

It is a well-known fact that small farmers of the country do not have the economic strength to retain their farm produce with them till the market prices become favourable. There has been a felt need in the country to provide the farming community with facilities for scientific storage so that wastage and produce deterioration are avoided and enable farmers to meet their credit requirement without being compelled to sell their produce at unfavourable prices.
A network of rural godowns will enable small farmers to enhance their holding capacity in order to sell their produce at fair prices and avoid distress sales. Accordingly, Grameen Bhandaran Yojana, a Capital Investment Subsidy Scheme for Construction/Renovation of Rural Godowns was introduced in 2001-2002… more


4.Agricultural and Marketing Infrastructure, Grading and Standardization

The Agricultural Marketing Infrastructure, Grading and Standardization (AMIGS) scheme has been formulated to develop marketing infrastructure in the country to cater to the post-harvest requirement of production and marketable surplus of various farm products. An Expert Committee set up by the Ministry of Agriculture has estimated that an investment of Rs. 11,172 crore would be required for infrastructure development in agricultural marketing. A major portion of this investment is expected to come from private sector, for which an appropriate regulatory and policy environment is necessary….read more


5.Agriclinic and Agribusiness Centres Scheme

The scheme aims to promote the establishment of Agri-Clinics and Agri-Business Centres (ACABC) all over the country

Agri-Clinics are envisaged to provide expert advice and services to farmers on various aspects to enhance the productivity of crops/animals and increase the incomes of farmers. Agri-clinics provide support in the following areas:

  • Soil health
  • Cropping practices
  • Plant protection
  • Crop insurance
  • Post-harvest technology
  • Clinical services for animals, feed and fodder management
  • Prices of various crops in the market, etc… more


6.National Livestock Mission for the rearing of Pigs, Poultry, Buffalos and Rabbits.

National Livestock Mission is an initiative of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. The mission, which commenced from 2014-15, has been designed with the objective of sustainable development of the livestock sector.

NABARD is the subsidy channelizing agency under Entrepreneurship Development & Employment Generation (EDEG) component of National Livestock Mission. This includes:

  • Poultry Venture Capital Fund (PVCF)
  • Integrated Development of Small Ruminants and Rabbit (IDSRR)
  • Pig Development (PD)
  • Salvaging and Rearing of Male Buffalo Calves (SRMBC)……read more


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

The Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Government of India has launched the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) by restructuring Swarnajayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana (SGSY) with effect from 01st April 2013 (RBI Circular No. RBI/2012-13/559 dated 27 June 2013). NABARD forwarded the detailed guidelines on NRLM issued by RBI to Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) and Cooperative Banks for effective implementation of the programme. NABARD is also implementing the Interest Subvention Scheme for Women SHGs under NRLM for RRBs and Cooperative Banks in 150 Category-I districts… more





  • National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development
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