The Adilabad district unit of the National Bank for Rural and Agriculture Development (NABARD) on Thursday organised a workshop to sensitise unemployed agriculture and horticulture graduates on agri-clinics and agri-business centres. The aim of the workshop was to support agriculture development besides creating gainful employment for agriculture graduates and extending extension services to farmers.

Addressing the unemployed graduates in the subjects of agriculture and horticulture, NABARD Assistant General Manager (AGM) V.S. Gupta said that both the activities envisaged credit-linked assistance to them. He said that the loans comprised of a backhanded subsidy component of 44 per cent for SC, ST and women candidates while others would get a subsidy of 36 per cent. Explaining in detail about the proposed activities, the AGM said that through agri-clinics the graduates could provide advice on modern farming techniques and crop practices among others. “The agri-business centres are commercial units for sale of farm equipment and inputs,” he added.

The aim is to support agriculture development besides creating gainful employment for agriculture graduates