Agricultural Sector and Marketing Reforms – eNAM, Model APMC Act, Eco Survey Reco, etc.

[pib] Farmers Clubs (FCs)PIB

Note4Students

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level : Farmers Club

Mains level : Easy credit facilities for Farmers


  • Till date, there are 24321 active FCs existing in different States/UTs.

Farmers’ Clubs (FCs)

  • FCs promoted by National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) are grass root level informal fora organized by the rural branches of banks, NGOs, Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs), etc.
  • The programme is being implemented for the mutual benefit of the banks and the farmers.
  • The major objective is to promote “Development through credit, technology transfer, awareness and capacity building” of the farmers.
  • The clubs are beneficial for banks as well as line departments of the State Government for convergence of the programmes / schemes sponsored / implemented by them.

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