For, of, and by the North-east


NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) is India’s apex level development financial institution set up in 1982. It is a premier organization in the rural Indian ecosystem for social, economic and environmental development. As on date, NABARD operates through a network of 31 Regional Offices and over 450 District Development Managers in the country. Social and economic empowerment of rural women has been central to NABARD since its very inception. Most of the programmes initiated by NABARD are in areas like micro-finance, tribal development, watershed development and off farm sector.


NABFOUNDATION is a fully owned Section 8, not for profit company of NABARD which has been set up to complement the development and nation building efforts of NABARD. The newly formed NABFOUNDATION is yet another bold step to address the multiple challenges that rural India faces each day. The young organization draws its strength and experience from the thousands of development projects grounded by its parent body NABARD in multiple domains in association with a vast array of development partners like Central and State governments, civil society organizations, banks, multilaterals, bilaterals, agri-universities and a host of other channel partners.
Our Vision is to be a catalyst for sustainable development and Our Mission is to network, coordinate and collaborate with other organizations to execute CSR projects in a collaborative and convergence mode.

Funding Partners

Dalmia Bharat

The Dalmia Bharat Foundation, DBF, is a registered not-for profit organization set up under the Income Tax Act, 1961.The Foundation was set up in 2009 to expand the programmes and projects of the Dalmia Bharat Group’s CSR division.
DBF’s programmes combine in-depth long-term plans and strategies along with medium and short term initiatives and campaigns. Owing to the great differences across their locations, they adopt a flexible, multi-intervention approach that allows programmes and people to grow together and sustain each other. In their work, they have four focus areas, which have been derived from the felt needs of the community and issues material to the business.


NABFINS is an initiative of NABARD born out of serious concerns about the practices of NBFC MFIs in the mid-2000. Entrusted with the responsibility of promoting the microfinance sector besides scaling up SHG-Bank Linkage, NABARD thought it was fit to form a Micro Finance institution on a pilot basis with the objective of developing it as a model NBFC MFI in the country which will facilitate the setting up of benchmarks and standards for the MFI sector. In particular, NABFINS objective was to ensure that the various maladies found in the sector such as lack of transparency in accounting and disclosure, high transaction cost, lack of diversification in products, increased rates of interest, coercive collection practices, etc. are sought to be eliminated by establishing a fair and transparent Micro Finance Institution. NABFINS provides microfinance and other financial services to the needy and disadvantaged sections of the society for securing their prosperity in rural, semi-urban, and urban areas.
NEW website designed, developed and maintained with the CSR support of NABFINS Limited, Bengaluru.


NABSAMRUDDHI Finance Limited was incorporated under Companies Act, 1956 on 17 February 1997 under the name of Agri Business Finance Limited and registered as Non-Banking Financial Company with the Reserve Bank of India. It is promoted with equity participation from National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), Andhra Bank, Canara Bank, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Government of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh State Cooperative Bank, Telangana State Cooperative Apex Bank and a few Industrial Houses / individuals from the State. The objective of NABSAMRUDDHI is to provide credit facilities to individuals and legal entities for promotion, expansion, commercialization and modernization of enterprises and individuals engaged in non-farm activities including microfinance, MSME, housing, education, transport, etc.


NABARD Consultancy Services (NABCONS) is a wholly owned subsidiary promoted by National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) and is engaged in providing consultancy in all spheres of agriculture, rural development and allied areas. NABCONS leverages on the core competence of NABARD in the areas of agricultural and rural development, especially multidisciplinary projects, banking, institutional development, infrastructure, training, etc., internalized for more than two decades. In tune with NABARD's mission to bring about rural prosperity, Nabcons has more than just commercial interest in the assignments it undertakes.

Implementing Partners


Seven Sisters Development Assistance (SeSTA) collectivizes women to form Self Help Groups (SHGs), builds their capabilities and strengthens livelihood systems. SeSTA is a culmination of efforts to initiate development work to empower communities in remote rural areas of NE India. Registered in the year 2011, under Societies Registration Act (SRA), 1860. SeSTA was conceived to put systematic effort for socio-economic development of NE by building capabilities of poor communities, promoting and strengthening their institutions to facilitate them out of poverty and meaningfully participate in the global economy.

Young Leaders
Connect (YouthNet)

Young Leaders Connect (YLC) is a YouthNet initiative to bring young leaders and achievers from the 8 North-east states together in one platform with the hope of developing greater awareness and understanding of the region, as well as to establish a powerful network of like-minded young leaders, with a desire for strengthening the North-east.


Tharthilthlentu - Entrepreneurship & MSME Support (TiLi) is society (NGO) registered under Registrar of Firms & Societies, Government of Mizoram. TiLi aims to help and promote the people of Mizoram and their entrepreneurial initiatives, especially youths to stand up using their own skills, interests and abilities.

Branding Partner


EastMojo, founded by Karma Paljor and Tanushree Hazarika, is a leading online news website in the Northeast. The website has more than 1 million users and 1.5 million hits on a monthly basis, and their Facebook and YouTube has a combined following of 3 lakhs.