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`More sectors under RIDF cover'

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) has extended the scope of the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) to mini-hydel projects, drinking water, school buildings and public health institutions.

This was announced here by Mr B. S. Shekhawat, Chief General Manager of the Thiruvananthapuram Regional Office of Nabard, while addressing a capacity building seminar for district panchayat functionaries.

According to him, Nabard has been financing the State Government in sectors such as marketing infrastructure, cold storages, seed/agriculture/horticulture farms, plantations, grading and certifying mechanisms, fishing harbour/jetties, riverine fisheries, animal husbandry and modern abattoirs.

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