Off-Farm Development Department

OFDD of NABARD works in the direction to expand the off-farm employment opportunities and promote income generation through sustainable livelihoods in rural areas.

Off-Farm Development Department

OFDD of NABARD works in the direction to expand the off-farm employment opportunities and promote income generation through sustainable livelihoods in rural areas.

Off Farm Producers Organizations (OFPOs)

Cluster based integrated development of Rural Off Farm Enterprises

Off Farm Producers Organizations (OFPOs)

Cluster based integrated development of Rural Off Farm Enterprises

Skill Development

Equipping the rural youth with entrepreneurial abilities and promoting job opportunities

Skill Development

Equipping the rural youth with entrepreneurial abilities and promoting job opportunities

Rural Marketing Initiatives

Melas, Marts , Haats - Market linkages and more

Rural Marketing Initiatives

Melas, Marts , Haats - Market linkages and more

Incubation Centres

Ideation to Commercialisation - Support for Agristartups through Incubation Centres

Incubation Centres

Ideation to Commercialisation - Support for Agristartups through Incubation Centres

Incubation Centres

Ideation to Commercialisation - Support for Agristartups through Incubation Centres

Geographical Indications (GI)

Tracing the crafts and Tagging the products

Geographical Indications (GI)

Tracing the crafts and Tagging the products

Innovation

Rural Innovation for Rural Prosperity

Innovation

Rural Innovation for Rural Prosperity

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FROM CHAIRMAN

Over the last three decades, NABARD has designed several refinance and promotional schemes for development of Rural Off-Farm Sector and has been making constant efforts to broad base and refine them in response to field level needs. The focus of Off farm Development Department of NABARD is to evolve products, channels and policies for off farm sector to generate livelihood and employment opportunities for the rural population by ensuring market linkages for small, cottage and village industries, handloom, handicrafts and other crafts in the rural areas.

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Dr. G. R. Chintala
Chairman, NABARD

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Functions of OFDD

OFDD sector assumes significance in the context of the ever pressing need for reducing rural India’s over dependence on agriculture for income by encouraging alternate livelihood options. Development of this sector also helps in arresting large-scale migration of small and marginal farmers and agricultural labourers to urban areas in search of livelihood opportunities on account of unemployment/ disguised employment in the agriculture sector.

RO's Corner

Cr
Amount spent on development
Lakh
No Of Rural Youth Trained
Incubation Centres Supported
Rural Marts
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Rural Haats
Cr
Spent On Exhibitions
No of OFPOs developed
No of beneficiaries of Cluster

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