NABARD Officials Interact with Farmers in Kalliyoor, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Led by the NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development), an interactive session with the farmers of Kalliyoor Grama Panchayat was organised in Kalliyoor on 2 Aug 2018. Farmers, who are members of the Farmers’ Clubs functioning under the aegis of the Thiruvananthapuram-based Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action (CISSA), participated in the interactions.
Apart from the NABARD Officers from Assam, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Kerala, officials from the commercial and co-operative banks and also the Reserve Bank of India were part of the interactions.
Sri. Sreepathy Kalkura S, Deputy General Manager, NABARD Mangalore, and Sri. M. K Venugopal, AGM, NABARD Thiruvananthapuram, led the delegation and interactions with the farming community. The team was received by Smt.R. Jayalakshmi, President, Kalliyoor Grama Panchayat President; Sri. Kumar, Vice President, Kalliyoor Grama Panchayat; Dr. C Suresh Kumar, General Secretary, CISSA; and Dr. C. S Raveendran, Vice President, CISSA.
After the formal sessions, the officers also interacted with the farmers, enquiring about details of their activities ranging from cultivation to the distribution of their agricultural produce. The authorities cleared the doubts of the farmers and explained to them various agricultural loan options offered by the banks. As many as six Farmers Clubs function in In Kalliyoor Grama Panchayat under the supervision of CISSA.