Recently, Jindal Stainless Foundation (JSF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) in New Delhi to intensify ‘Project Krishi Unnati’, an ongoing CSR initiative of JSF aimed at doubling farmers’ incomes. The MoU is expected to impact four lakh farmers in two phases, spread over five years. As per the MoU, JSF will partially fund and support the operations of NABARD and other implementing partners.
Deepika Jindal, Chairperson, Jindal Stainless Foundation said, “The collaboration with NABARD is an extension of our MoU signed with the Odisha government last year. We are essentially providing farmers with end-to-end solutions from soil testing and crop management to market linkages and promoting climate resilient technologies through partnerships.” The MoU was signed by Brig Rajiv Williams, Corporate Head CSR, Jindal Stainless and Avinash C. Srivastava, Chief General Manager, Farm Sector Development Department, NABARD. The MoU will impact farmers in Haryana, Odisha, and other concerned states.