griculture and animal husbandry plays a major role in the country’s economy. India has the second largest arable land in the world and thus tremendous production advantages in agriculture. Animal husbandry acts as a major alternative source of income for the farmers and helps them cope financially with the vagaries of monsoon. The central and state governments are undertaking and implementing large scale development projects that require consultancy services at all levels. NABCONS(NABARD Consultancy) is the premier consultancy service provider in the agriculture and animal husbandry domain in India. “The advisory services provided by NABCONS help in facilitating proper implementation of the schemes as well as in identifying needs and assessing impacts on communities”, says K Venkateswara Rao, Managing Director, NABARD Consultancy.
NABARD offers consultancy and advisory service with a focus on the strategic spheres of Agriculture & Animal Husbandry(AAH), Food Processing & Storage (FPS), Third Party Monitoring & Infrastructure (TPM), International Business & Climate change (IB & CC), Skills for livelihood, Banking & Finance(B & F), Socio economic Studies (SES). The expertise services offered by NABARD Consultancy Services are Baseline survey, feasibility study & market research, need assessment survey, diagnostic study, DPRs, perspective plan, techno economic appraisal, evaluation or assessment, project formulation, PMA, capacity building, PMC, transaction advisory, RSA, exposure visits to best practices and many more. K Venkateswara Rao states, “NABCONS provide guidance for the adoption of suitable irrigation technologies and it’s up gradation in diversified conditions, also monitoring and evaluation of all types of irrigation projects, including government sponsored programs, standardization and
modernization of designs.”
NABARD as a parent organization has Pan India presence with its corporate office at New Delhi, Zonal Offices at Mumbai, Hyderabad and Guwahati and 29 Principal Consultant’s offices, one in each State Capital. NABCONS enjoys a long standing partnership with concerned ministries of GOI, All State Govts. Banks, Corporates and International Agencies such as APRACA, OFAD, JICA, UNDP, GIZ, SDC and many more. NABARD has crossed worth of Rs. 600 Cr value of assignments contracted and completed over 2200 assignments until 2018-19. Also has contracted a prestigious international assignment Setting Up of India Africa Institute of Agriculture and Rural Development(IAIARD) in Malawi, a contract of net worth Rs. 47.87 crores in the year 2019.
In tune with NABARD’s mission to bring about rural prosperity, NABCONS has more than just commercial interest in the assignments it undertakes
NABCONS has served numerous major clients over years in various sectors in various countries such as Thailand, Manila, Uganda, Vietnam, and Srilanka for organizations like FAO, DFID, IFAD, ADB, APARCA, SDC, GIZ, and many other International Banks. Under the Government of India, NABCONS has offered services to Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperation, Ministry of Rural Development, Ministry of Food Processing, Ministry of Labour and Planning Commission, Minister of Textiles and many other statutory bodies, corporations and agencies serving underthe government sector. Apart from international and domestic industries, NABCONS has also served various public sector commercial banks and private banks namely, RBI, SBI Union Bank of India and many others. Other than these NABARD offers consulting services to the major corporates of India such as Jindal Steel, SAIL, DCM Sriram, HUDCO, HINDALCO and many more. “To emerge as the leading organization in providing consultancy and advisory services for facilitating development of agriculture and rural sector in India and developing world, is our vision at NABCONS. In tune with NABARS’s mission to bring about rural prosperity, NABCONS has more than just commercial interest in the assignments it under takes”, concludes K Venkateswara Rao.