National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has launched development projects in Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
The projects worth Rs 44 lakhs aims to strengthen the concept of Atmanirbhar Bharat through rural entrepreneurship. Under this, there would be focus on the formation and skill development of Self-Help Groups (SHGs) to promote rural entrepreneurship at micro level.
As part of the initiative, NABARD will conduct 385 village-level programmes and also offer training to leaders of newly formed SHGs with a sum of more than Rs 10 lakh. Training for Mushroom Cultivation and Bamboo Handicrafts making will be provided to the women attached to SHGs in Little Andaman. It will also include training programme for tour and travel agents in Swaraj Dweep. NABARD will also conduct agricultural programmes in association with Centre of Agriculture Research Institute (CARI).