To boost the country’s agriculture sector and increase the income of farmers, the government has established the Agri Clinic and Agri-business Centers across the states. Moreover, Agri-business is growing up as the most profitable business not only in India but across the globe where the chances of loss are very less. Meanwhile, the government has been taking several measures to fulfil all aspects of agriculture including post-harvest management, soil health, cropping system, plant safety, post-harvest storage, treatment facilities for animals and employment to boost India’s agri-scenario. As per the report, NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) is going to give loan up to 20 Lakhs to Agripreneurs and farmers who want to start a profitable Agri-business but facing shortage of money.
If you are one of them, you can start with a fresh idea of agri-business where NABARD will fund you up to 20 Lakhs. Let’s know how to apply for Agri-Clinic & Agribusiness Center Scheme.
What is Agri-Clinic & Agribusiness Center Scheme (AC&ABC)?
The scheme aims to promote the establishment of Agri-Clinics and Agri-Business Centres (ACABC) all over the country. In order to give a boost to the agriculture sector, the government has launched the Agri Clinic and Agribusiness Center (AC&ABC) Scheme for Agriculture Graduates to Higher Secondary pass (12th pass) students who want to pursue a career in agriculture. As per reports, interested people are trained for 45 days under this scheme. To fulfil this aim, many centres have been established across all the states. Farmers can easily get all the information by visiting this link http://www.agriclinics.net/
As per reports, all these training centres have been linked with the National Agricultural Extension Management Institute (MANAG) Hyderabad, which comes under the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India.
Objectives of AC& ABC Scheme
- To supplement efforts of public extension by necessarily providing extension and other services to the farmers on payment basis or free of cost as per the business model of agripreneur, local needs and affordability of target group of farmers
- To support agricultural development
- To create gainful self-employment opportunities for unemployed agricultural graduates, agricultural diploma holders, intermediate in agriculture and biological science graduate with Post Graduation in agri-related courses.
NABARD to Give Loan up to 20 Lakhs under AC& ABC Scheme
After the training, the applicants will be provided full help to take a loan from NABARD to start a business related to the farming area. NABARD will allow loan up to 20 Lakhs to the applicants (entrepreneurs) and up to Rs 1 crore to a group of five persons. Moreover, NBARD is offering 36 per cent subsidy to general category applicants and 44 per cent to applicants belonging to scheduled castes, Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST) and women.
How to Apply for Training under AC& ABC Scheme?
Before starting an Agri clinic and Agribusiness, one has to apply online for training. Applicants can choose training centres as per their convenience. For more information, the farmer can also call this toll-free number 1800-425-1556.
To apply, visit this link:-https://www.acabcmis.gov.in/ApplicantReg.aspx
The applicant should keep the Aadhaar card number, e-mail ID, educational qualification, photo and bank account passbook document with them while applying online.
For more information click http://www.agriclinics.net/
SOURCE: Krishi Jagran