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NABARD to Host Mango Festival Today to Showcase Produce of Tribal Farmers

During the festival, tribal farmers who are part of NABARD's WADI programme will sell their mangoes with the help of farmers producers organizations (FPOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Shivam Dwivedi
Mango lovers must definitely attend this festival
Mango lovers must definitely attend this festival

An official from the National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) said on Wednesday that the 5th state-level mango festival will be held here on June 10 to showcase the produce of tribal farmers. 

During the festival, tribal farmers who are part of NABARD's WADI programme will sell their mangoes with the help of farmers' producers organizations (FPOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

According to the official, the NABARD has implemented the WADI project to encourage tribal farmers to engage in horticulture, agriculture, and farm forestry activities in order to increase their income and prevent migration.

"WADI is a model project for tribal farmers and their families." "Through this project, tribal farmers are able to increase their family income by implementing various horticulture, agriculture, and farm forestry activities in their native areas, which aids in preventing migration," the official explained.

According to him, the WADI project has benefited at least 75,176 tribal families.

Different varieties of mangoes are produced in Madhya Pradesh by tribal farmers, and the NABARD has been organizing a mango festival every year at its regional office in Bhopal since 2018, according to an official.

Several Madhya Pradesh mango varieties, including Kesar, Langra, Dashahari, Amrapali, and others, will be sold at the festival, he added.

About NABARD:

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development [NABARD] is a peak development finance institution fully owned by India’s Government. The bank has been saddled with matters concerning policy, planning, and operations in the field of credit for agriculture and other executing Financial Inclusion.

Functions of NABARD:

NABARD is the most powerful institution in the country which looks after the development of cottage industry, small-scale industry and village industry, and other rural sectors. NABARD also reached out to national economies and supported and promoted integrated development.

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