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Strategic Planning and Product Innovation Department

1. Genesis

Strategic Planning and Product Innovation Department (SPPID) was set up as a new department on January 1, 2020 to bring in incremental innovation in the existing products as also launch innovative new products in tune with changing financial sector landscape, clientele needs and the emerging rural landscape as per the mandate of NABARD.

In order to provide sustainable solutions to the agriculture and rural development related issues, there is a need to design and develop suite of credit and credit plus products and services for NABARD, its subsidiaries and banking sector at large, which will enhance NABARD’s engagement with stakeholders and visibility.

This Department will provide critical insights into the environment, create a visible focus, reinforce proficiency and realise shared sense of purpose besides helping the Bank in taking informed decisions.

2. Core functions of the Department

Strategic Planning Functions

  • To ensure synergy among goals, objectives and action plans of NABARD with its primary tasks and responsibility
  • To review the vision and mission statements and formulate short/medium/long term plans
  • To integrate new products into existing product lines based on the external and internal business environment
  • To evaluate the performance, culture, communications, etc., and carry out necessary refinement
  • To conduct stakeholder interactions, Town Hall meetings, Seminars and Conferences on topical subjects to gain greater insight
  • To use private sector finance knowledge and deep sovereign relations of NABARD to deliver innovative products and solutions to effectively respond to the clients’ needs

Product Innovation Functions

  • To conduct market research on financial products and development activities and develop conceptual framework for product development
  • To examine the scope of expanding collaboration with new and emerging partnerships with corporate and philanthropic foundations
  • To conduct updated analyses on critical market constraints, improve the products and instruments to provide tailored support to public and private sector clients by deploying tools of data analytics
  • To scale up developmental facilitation and promotional initiatives of NABARD into business proposition
  • To work in coordination with all the business departments of NABARD besides offering solutions based on research and analytics

3. Achievements

  • Formulated a guidance note covering inputs on technical, business, risk mitigation aspects for credit evaluation of a FPO together with a Rating tool to guide and encourage banks for financing FPOs
  • Designed a Model Scheme for financing Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) activities keeping in view the need to protect human health during infectious disease outbreaks, especially in the times of the on-going Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Spearheaded the task of incorporating Nabsanrakshan Trustee Private Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of NABARD under Indian Companies Act, 2013 to manage and administer multiple credit guarantee funds. The company has been established with an authorised capital of ₹ 100 crore and paid up share capital of ₹ 50 crore

Contact Information

Dr. P. Selvaraj
Chief General Manager
4th Floor, 'E' Wing
C-24, 'G' Block
Bandra-Kurla Complex,
Bandra (East)
Mumbai-400051
Tel: (91) 022 -26530051
E-mail Address: sppid@nabard.org

Information under RTI – Section 4(1)(b)