An Overview
NABKISAN Finance Limited (NKFL) (formerly “Agri Development Finance (Tamil Nadu) Limited”) was incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956 on 14.02.1997. NKFL is a subsidiary of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) with equity participation from NABARD, Govt. of Tamil Nadu, Indian Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Tamilnad Mercantile Bank, Canara Bank, ICICI Bank, Federal Bank, Lakshmi Vilas Bank and a few Corporates / Individuals. The company is notified as a Non-Banking Finance Company (NBFC) by RBI. The main objective of the company is to provide credit for promotion, expansion and commercialization of enterprises in agriculture, allied and rural non-farm activities. NKFL is providing support for livelih engaged ood/ income generating activities by extending credit to Panchayat Level Federations, Trusts, Societies and Section 25 companies/ MFIs for on-lending to its member SHGs/ JLGs. As a corollary to this objective, NABKISAN has devised new financial products for Farmers’ Producers’ Organisations (FPOs) and has emerged as the biggest lender in the FPO ecosystem.
The Nabkisan Finance limited presently operates in 22 states, viz., Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chattisgarh, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and West Bengal.