KARNATAKA

Scheme for rural artisans

MANGALORE, FEB. 26. The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has formulated a model scheme for rural artisans and other small entrepreneurs as announced by the Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, during his speech to the nation on Independence Day. The bank has issued a circular on the guidelines to be followed while implementing the scheme to all regional rural banks and cooperative banks.