By - Ajay

A Programme on ‘Credit Aspects in Rural Development’ was organized by BIRD, Lucknow at Mahabaleshwar from 3 to 7 March 2014. A total 31 officials from State Government, Banks including Commercial Banks, RRBs and Cooperative Banks and NGOs, representing four States viz., Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh. The main aim of the programme is to facilitate convergence and team building amongst the stakeholders for Rural Development. During the programme, the participants were given various inputs through participatory training methods and were exposed to various interventions through interface and field visits including visit to Satara DCCB.

The programme was highly appreciated especially for the successful interventions by NABARD learnt by the participants during their field exposure to Nidhal Watershed and Tapola Agro Tourism Producer Company Limited.