Village Knowledge Centre: Capacity Building

Union Bank of India

Union Bank of India, launched a project, called Village Knowledge Centre.  The aim was to provide best practice and opportunity for villagers to offer information about what to grow and how to get better yield. VKC – the bank feels is a special purpose vehicle to get financial inclusion of all in the sphere, particularly in rural areas. VKC has touched lives of marginal farmers, encouraging them to breed honey bee, grow specific vegetables and start fish farming. There are more income generating schemes that VKC plans to offer. VKC concept, was launched nearly a year ago, and already has 101 centres. Skoch Team visited Neerpara in Cochin and studied the project.

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