A three-day exposure programme on joint liability groups (JLG) for bankers organised by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard), got under way in the city from Monday.

Inaugurating the programme, Mr S. Natarajan, Deputy Genral Manager, Nabard, said that bankers should promote JLGs among share croppers, oral lessees and the landless farmers in addition to micro-entrepreneurs.

There are lot of opportunities especially in the agricultural sector to form such groups and Nabard’s Farmers Clubs could be effectively used as a platform.

Mr R. Shankar Narayan, Assistant General Manager, Nabard, Madurai, said that the bank wanted the groups to eventually federate as producer companies to command better price realisation for the farmers and producers.

(This article was published on July 11, 2012)
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