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NABARD Consultancy Services (NABCONS)

NABARD Consultancy Services (NABCONS)

NABARD Consultancy Services (NABCONS) is a subsidiary that is wholly-owned by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD). It is engaged in offering consultancy services in every sphere of significant sectors such as Agriculture, Rural Development, and with particular focus on Banking, Multidisciplinary Projects, Institutional Development, Infrastructure, Training, and much more. NABCONS is registered under the Company’s Act of 1956 with an authorised capital of INR 250 Million, and a paid-up capital of INR 50 Million. It functions in parallel to the mission that NABARD thrives on, to bring about rural prosperity. This article talks about the various aspects of NABARD Consultancy Services (NABCONS).

Vision

The following is the vision of NABARD Consultancy Services (NABCONS).

To emerge as a leading organisation in offering consultancy and advisory services for facilitating the development of agriculture and the rural sector in India and the developing world.

Overview

NABCONS has contracted over 1000 consultancy assignments within a very short timespan. The Planning Commission, along with various Ministries of the Government of India and various State Governments, have taken the initiative to offer assignments directly to NABCONS with its excellence in experience and credibility.

It takes advantage of NABARD’s core competence in the sectors such Agriculture, Rural Development and with particular focus on Banking, Multidisciplinary Projects, Institutional Development, Infrastructure, Training, and much more, internalised over two decades of NABARD. Experienced and highly-qualified professionals drawn from a vast pool at NABCONS is accessible with the help of NABARD. NABCONS has a dynamic workforce with over 5000 individuals, which also includes 2500 officers constituting of Technical Experts, Financial Analysts, Economists, and other specialists/professionals, spread all across the country.

Specialists are posted in various State-Capital Regional Offices of NABARD and work in close coordination with related agencies such as the State Governments, Research Institutions and Universities, Financial Institutions, and more, who are directly/indirectly in relation with the development of various sectors. Therefore, these specialists have hands-on experience and are entirely aware of the ground realities under different agro-climatic conditions. The services of such experts are required by multiple agencies in their planning process, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

Value Proposition

The following are the core features of the NABARD Consultancy Services (NABCONS).

  • Commitment to development
  • Backed by a vast experience of preparing and appraising of projects
  • Transparent business ethics
  • High stature amongst multiple state governments
  • Pricing of services with developmental orientation

Services Offered

NABCONS accepts consultancy assignments under various broad areas of competence, such as:

  • Feasibility studies
  • Project formulation
  • Appraisal
  • Financing arrangement
  • Project management and monitoring
  • Concurrent and impact evaluation
  • Vision documentation
  • Restructuring of agribusiness units
  • Institutional developments and turnaround of rural financial institutions
  • Development administration and reforms
  • Bank supervision
  • Performance rating of rural agencies
  • Seminars on rural development themes
  • Policy and action research studies
  • Exposure visits and capacity building
  • Micro finance-related training
  • Training for trainers and establishing up training institutions
  • Non-farm enterprise promotion.

The various services offered by NABARD Consultancy Services (NABCONS) are as follows:

  • Techno-economic feasibility studies and potential surveys
  • Techno-economic appraisals of projects related to bank financing
  • Debt restructuring
  • Detailed project formulation
  • Conceptualisation, design and implementation of various developmental programmes and projects
  • Micro-developmental planning, Investment surveys
  • Monitoring and evaluation of developmental projects and investments
  • Turn around strategy for banks and restructuring of developmental institutions
  • Capacity building and human resource development
  • International Visitors’ Programme/International Exposure Visits
  • Legislative drafting, model laws, documentation of agreements/contracts in development banking and service matters
  • Conduct Sectoral studies and identification of potentials and perspective plans.

Sectors of Operation

The following are the various sectors that NABCONS operates in.

Agriculture and Animal Husbandry

The services offered by NABCONS in Agriculture and Animal Husbandry are as follows:

  • Formulation of Concept Notes
  • Project Management Consultancy
  • Detailed Project Reports/Appraisal of New Projects
  • Third-Party Monitoring of Agri-infrastructure related Projects, NRM-based Livelihood Programmes, etc.
  • Preparation of State Agricultural Plans, Comprehensive District Agricultural Plans, State Agricultural Infrastructure Development Plan, Area Development Plans and Perspective Plan
  • Impact Assessment and Monitoring & Evaluation of Agri/Horti/AH schemes
  • Policy Advocacy related to Agriculture Supply Chain, Operations and Marketing.

Banking and Finance

The services offered by NABCONS in Banking and Finance are as follows:

  • Preparation of Banking Policies
  • Development of RFP for Procurement of Services
  • Information Technology and Information System Audit
  • Preparation of Institutional Roadmap and Vision Document
  • Project Appraisal
  • Preparation of Operational Manuals
  • Capacity Building & Awareness Creation

Climate Change

The services offered by NABCONS with respect to climate change are as follows:

  • Concept note and DPR preparation
  • Feasibility research on natural resource management
  • Climate-smart agriculture
  • Climate-resilient planning
  • Best practices and knowledge management
  • Monitoring and evaluation of climate change projects
  • Capacity building of stakeholders
  • Space informatics and geospatial advisories
  • Environmental and social management framework
  • Project management consultancy

Food Processing and Storage

The services offered by NABCONS with respect to food processing and storage are as follows:

  • Feasibility studies in agri-business/food processing sector
  • Market research and product placement survey
  • Techno-economic appraisal of projects
  • Preparation of detailed project report
  • Project management consultancy
  • Monitoring, evaluations and impact assessment studies of projects/schemes
  • Transaction advisory services for PPP projects

International Business

The services offered by NABCONS with respect to International Business are as follows:

  • Exposure visits to best practices in India
  • Preparation of Detailed Project Report
  • Conduct of feasibility studies
  • Project implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Product Development for improving access to financial services
  • Capacity building of various stakeholders

Skills for Livelihood

The services offered by NABCONS with respect to Skills for Livelihood are as follows:

  • Project management consultancy
  • Skill gap studies
  • Project monitoring and evaluation
  • Appraisal of project proposals
  • Impact assessment of skill development program
  • CSR advisory services in the skill domain

Socio-Economic

The services offered by NABCONS with respect to Socio-Economics are as follows:

  • Baseline Surveys and Feasibility Studies
  • Perspective Plan for Community Development
  • Diagnostic and Need Assessment Studies
  • Technical Support for Project Implementation
  • Advisory and Impact Assessment Services of CSR Activities
  • Studies related to monitoring and evaluation of Social Sector Schemes

Third-Party Monitoring and Infrastructure

The services offered by NABCONS with respect to Third-Party Monitoring and Infrastructure are as follows:

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Project Management Consultancy
  • Detailed Project Reports
  • Concurrent Evaluation
  • Technical Evaluation
  • Physical and Financial Monitoring
  • Impact Assessment of Infrastructure

Contact Information

The following are the contact addresses of NABARD Consultancy Services (NABCONS).

Corporate Office

  • 24 Rajendra Place,
  • 7th Floor,
  • NABARD Building,
  • New Delhi -110125
  • Ph. 011-41539355
  • Fax 011-25753410
  • Email Address: [email protected]

Registered Office

  • Plot No. C-24,
  • G Block, 3rd Floor,
  • NABARD Building,
  • Bandra Kurla Complex,
  • Bandra East, Mumbai-400051
  • CIN No.: U74999 MH 2003 PTC 143150
  • Phone Number: 022-26539407
  • Fax Number: 022- 26520199
  • Email Address: [email protected]

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