GUWAHATI, July 12 - National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) celebrated its 38th foundation day at its Regional Office in the city today.
Minister for Agriculture Atul Bora attended the function held on the occasion as chief guest. A number of dignitaries from the State government and other stakeholders also attended the function.
Welcoming the guests, SS Saha, Chief General Manager, NABARD asserted the bank�s commitment and pledge in continuing with its efforts to achieve rural prosperity of the nation, especially in Assam.
NABARD�s role in empowerment of rural women, promoting financial inclusion in rural areas, creation of rural infrastructure, formation of farmers� producer organisations for collective bargaining, in boosting rural credit and encouraging entrepreneurship among rural youths, particularly among women, institutional development of rural financial institutions and providing critical resource support for enhancing ground level credit flow were highlighted at the function.
Inaugurating the NABARD celebrations, Minister Bora congratulated NABARD on its glorious journey in the service of the nation.
Bora lamented that the North East in general and Assam as its gateway still remain to find their rightful place despite bountiful natural resources. He emphasised the commitment of the State government to transform the image of the State by harnessing all its potential with special focus on agriculture and rural development.