National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) is the India’s apex development financial institution, formed by an Act of Parliament in 1982. Headquartered in Mumbai, we have a pan-India presence with 31 Regional Offices and 400 District Development Managers’ offices. Our mandate is bringing rural prosperity through credit and non-credit initiatives in the fields of agriculture, cottage & village industries, handicrafts & small-scale industries. From being a pure refinance provider in 1982 to the nation’s apex development financial institution today, we touch lives of millions in rural India, directly and indirectly. This journey has seen us defining a purposeful role for ourselves in rural India and playing a larger role in nation building.