Staff Reporter

MADURAI: The 11th training programme on agri-clinics and agri business centres conducted by the Voluntary Association for People Service drew to a close on Wednesday.

The 60-day course was supported by MANAGE (National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management), an autonomous society under the Union Ministry of Agriculture, and National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development (NABARD). Those completing the course can avail themselves of loan up to Rs.10 lakh under various subsidy components of NABARD.

Addressing the valedictory session, V. Sundaramoorthy, Chief Manager, Lead Bank Department and State Level Bankers Committee, Indian Overseas Bank, urged the trainees to immediately start agri-clinics. They could avail themselves of bank finance and NABARD subsidy.

NABARD Assistant General Manager R. Srinivasan explained the subsidy-linked schemes that could be availed for agri-clinics.