National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)
is an apex development bank in India, headquartered at Mumbai
with branches all over India. The Bank has been entrusted with
"matters concerning policy, planning and operations in the field
of credit for agriculture and other economic activities in rural
areas in India". NABARD is active in developing financial inclusion
policy and is a member of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion.
It's mission is to promote sustainable and equitable agriculture
and rural prosperity through effective credit support, related
services, institution development and other innovative initiatives.