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Nabard to hold awareness programme for bankers

| | Updated on: Feb 23, 2011

A three-day awareness programme on post- watershed approaches for bankers will be held during February 24-26, in the city.

The programme, organised by the Tamil Nadu Regional Office of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) in association with the Regional Training College at Mangalore, is aimed at enabling banks play a catalytic role as there are greater opportunities now for banks to lend and expand their banking activities in watershed developed villages as the perceived risk is minimised or almost eliminated, according to Mr R. Shankar Narayan, AGM, Nabard, Madurai.

He told Business Line on Wednesday that Nabard has been supporting implementation of participatory watershed projects in various States since 1992.

In Tamil Nadu, so far 160 watershed projects have been implemented. Over 15 watershed projects are under implementation in various stages in Madurai.

Branch managers/officers of the Commercial Banks, RRBs and Co-operatives from six southern districts will be participating in the programme and faculty support is being rendered by Mr R. Srininvasan, DGM, Regional Training Centre, Mangalore, and the deliberations will be guided by Mr S. Natarajan, DGM, Nabard, Watershed Project Unit, Madurai. Mr P. Rangaraj, DGM, Canara Bank Circle Office, Madurai will be the guest of honour, he added.

Published on February 23, 2011

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