Munger, Nov 17 (UNI) National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development (NABARD), the country's apex bank on agricultural and rural development, has adopted ten districts in Bihar for a pilot project.
Munger district Development Manager of NABARD Gautam Kumar Singh here today said the bank had adopted Munger, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Kishanganj, Sitamarhi, Madhubani, Purnia, Vaishali, Nawada and Jehanabad districts, besides shortlisting one block from each of them for a unique pilot project on rural development.
The main objective of the project was social, economic and educational development in the area, he maintained.
Mr Singh said educationally backward Dharhara block of Munger district, dominated by naxalites and inhabited by tribals, would be the first block to be developed by NABARD. The block would be developed with the help of various state agencies and NGOs through schemes on education, health, irrigation, drinking water facility and several other projects, he added.
Mr Kumar said NABARD would not only be involved in the state sponsored projects, but would also work for the development of farmers and for improvement of irrigation facilities in all blocks.