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Corporate Planning Department

1. Genesis

The Corporate Planning Department (CPD) of NABARD undertakes the key responsibility of integrating various functional departments of the organisation. It is the window through which NABARD interfaces with the Government of India on policy related matters and with various international bodies for funding of developmental projects. The analysis undertaken by the department helps the organisation in presenting macro perspectives about policy- related issues to the Government besides helping NABARD in undertaking annual credit planning and budgeting exercises. The macro thrust of the department is towards improving the quality of decision-making of the organisation through a consultative mechanism while minimising the risks.

2. Core Functions of the Department:

Preparing the Annual Business Plan of NABARD

The department coordinates with other departments within the organisation to formulate the Annual Business Plan of NABARD.

Facilitating Resource Allocation for Agriculture and Rural Development Sectors

CPD, through a mechanism of consultation and research, identifies the gaps in the sector and proposes the need for allocation of resources by the Government of India in its annual budgetary process.

Liaising with various Ministries of Government of India, State Governments and the NITI Aayog

CPD discusses and coordinates with various Ministries of the Government of India and the NITI Aayog on matters related to agricultural credit, rural development and related matters. This facilitates a more grounded and MIS-backed policy formulation.

Interacting with Reserve Bank of India

CPD interacts with the RBI on issues related to agriculture and rural development, credit planning, monitoring, and operational issues. It coordinates with RBI for problems related to the supervisory process and interventions in Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) & Rural Co-operative Banks.

Negotiating with International Development Agencies

CPD negotiates with various international agencies to implement innovative development projects in agriculture and rural development.

Tackling Parliament-related Matters

CPD is the nodal department for furnishing information on matters for discussion with the Parliamentary Committees. It also furnishes inputs/information to various ministries in the Government of India towards replies to questions raised by Members of Parliament on subjects related to agriculture and allied sectors and rural financial institutions.

Credit Planning and Monitoring

The Department formulates policy guidelines for preparation of Potential Linked Credit Plans for every district of the country which helps to identify infrastructure and linkage support requirements. These plans form the basis of the Annual Credit Plan prepared by Banks in the respective districts.

Issuing Guidelines for Preparing State Focus Papers (SFPs)

CPD issues guidelines for State Focus Papers which are prepared for every state. The major focus is to highlight infrastructure and linkage support requirements for facilitating smooth flow of credit. The SFP is essentially an aggregation of the district level PLPs and support the State Level Bankers Committee (SLBC) in its annual credit planning and budgeting.

Coordinating the functioning of District Development Managers (DDMs).

CPD guides and supports District Development Managers (DDMs) across the country in areas of credit planning, monitoring and coordination. The DDM is entrusted with the prime responsibility of credit planning, monitoring and co-ordination and evolving a coordinated approach for credit deployment in the respective district, in coordination with banks, stakeholders and other development agencies. As on August 31, 2020, there were 418 DDM offices covering 726 districts including nine union territories in the country.

Addressing Credit and Developmental Issues related to Northeast States

CPD addresses credit planning, monitoring and developmental issues of the North Eastern Region of the country.

Facilitating periodic consultations with Banks

CPD organises periodic meets with Priority Sector Heads of Banks for discussing issues related to agricultural credit and initiatives needed for stepping up of credit for agriculture and other rural sectors.

Acting as the data warehouse for Agricultural Credit

CPD monitors and collates data related to ground-level agricultural credit provided by various financial institutions. CPD makes this information available to the Government of India, Reserve Bank of India, etc.

Attending to Grievances and Complaints

CPD attempts to resolve grievances/complaints forwarded by the Government of India or received directly against client banks.

Organising Seminars:

CPD conducts seminars on thematic issues of national importance related to agriculture and rural development.

3. Projects with External Agencies:

Externally aided projects are conceived, designed, implemented and monitored jointly by NABARD and Bilateral Development Agencies such as KfW, GIZ and Multilateral Development Agencies such as IBRD, ADB etc. These projects provide useful development initiatives to the hinterland of the country as the expertise and international experience of such agencies provide critical inputs. In addition to rich experience sharing, these projects also augment the capacities of all partners and enhance institutional capacities. In the past, NABARD has closely partnered with the Swiss Development Cooperation, Asian Development Bank, World Bank, European Union and the German Development Cooperation.

NABARD has been partnering with KfW and GIZ for more than three decades. It utilises the support/assistance from external agencies such as GIZ and KfW to test models of development in various sectors in the domain of agriculture and rural development. Based on such pilots/models/experiments in development, it brings the successful and impactful interventions using its resources to the mainstream. Some of the projects currently being implemented with KfW and GIZ support are provided hereunder:

Sr. No Project Name Objectives
1 KfW-Adivasi Development Programme, Gujarat II The aim of the project is to secure the economic base and sustainably improve the overall living conditions of at least 4,700 Adivasi families in the Programme area in Dang and Valsad districts of Gujarat. The programme was implemented until December 2020.
2 KfW-Umbrella Programme for Natural Resource Management-II (Accompanying Measures) The Programme aims to provide funds to enable NABARD to finance Natural Resource Management (NRM) projects in order to develop holistic and participatory approaches to NRM and to further mainstream these approaches into policy frameworks and financial instruments.The Pan-India programme has been extended until June 2021.
3 KfW-Integration of Watershed Development for Rehabilitation of Degraded Soils & Climate Change Adaptation (SEWOH-I) The basic objective of the programme is to minimise risks of climate change and increase productivity and income in rural areas. The project is being implemented in about 123 completed watersheds covering five states namely, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha and Chhattisgarh. The project had avalidity till December 2019 and was implemented until December 2020.
 4 KfW-Integration of Watershed Development for Rehabilitation of Degraded Soils & Climate Change Adaptation (SEWOH-II) The aim is to reduce vulnerability to climate change of small scale farmers in selected watersheds through stabilisation, enhancement and sustainable use of soil and water resources.The project is being implemented in 55 completed watershed projects of Kerala and Jharkhand states. The programme is under implementation and is valid until December 2022.
5 KfW-Integration of Watershed Development for Rehabilitation of Degraded Soils & Climate Change Adaptation (SEWOH-III) The aim of the programme is to reduce vulnerability to climate change of small scale farmers in selected watersheds through the stabilisation, enhancement and sustainable use of soil and water resources.The project will be implemented in 48 watersheds in three states, viz., Bihar, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.The validity of the programme is until December 2024.
6 GIZ – Soil Protection & Rehabilitation for Food Security in India (ProSoil) The objective of the programme is promotion of soil conservation measures in about 43,000 ha of land in the states of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh to improve crop productivity.The extended phase envisaged additional 10,000 ha to be taken up in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The programme had validity until December 2017 and is extended up to September 2021.

For more details on the projects currently being implemented with the support of KfW and GIZ, please see the following link:

Ongoing projects under implementation

Contact Information

Shri T Ramesh
Chief General Manager
2nd Floor, 'C' Wing
C-24, 'G' Block
Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bandra (East)
Mumbai 400 051
Tel: (91) 022-26530106, (91) 022-26539199
E-mail Address: cpd@nabard.org