Farmers Clubs are grass root level organizations of local Farming community having strong link with the local people and influencing powers and have knowledge of the local milieu and serve as a strong link between banks and the local community. NABARD has been the driving force behind the initiation of this Scheme in our Bank.
In association with NABARD, Bank has launched a total of 1745 Farmer Clubs of which 35 new Farmer Clubs have been formed during the year.
The functioning of the Farmer Clubs is monitored and guided by the Farmers Club Development Cell constituted by Head Office. The Cell is giving focused attention for active existence of Farmer Clubs, through various extension activities organized at field level in co-ordination with developmental agencies and Branches.
All our Branches have at least one Farmer Club. The objective of the Farmer Clubs is to help the farmers to update knowledge on scientific farming. Our branches are organizing periodical extension activities involving Krishi Vigyan Kendras, Agricultural Colleges, Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Animal Husbandry Departments, Subject experts and successful farmers. These meets aim at creating awareness about the latest scientific farming practices among the farmers.