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PNB - PNB FARMERS` WELFARE TRUST & PNB CENTENARY RURAL DEVELOPMENT TRUST, PRINCIPAL OFFICE : 4th Floor B Wing,Plot No. 4, Sector-10, Dwarka, NEW DELHI – 110075

A. PNB FARMERS` WELFARE TRUST

Punjab National Bank has created a Trust namely, PNB Farmers` Welfare Trust on 22.9.2000. This Trust is registered under Section 12 A read with section 12 AA(1)(b) of the Income Tax Act 1961. The Trust has also obtained exemption U/s 80 G of Income Tax Act 1961 and is authorized to accept donations, which are exempted under above Section.

PNB Farmers` Welfare Trust is established with the basic objective of welfare of farmers without any profit motive for the Bank.

The Bank`s Managing Director and CEO is the Chairman of the Trust. Executive Director and General Managers at HO are the Trustees.

Dr. B M Padha, General Manager and Shri A.P.GARG, Deputy General Manager, PSFI Division, HO, respectively are the Executive Trustee and Managing Trustee.

To broad base the activities of the Trust, the following outside eminent persons have been inducted in the Trust as Trustees:

  • Shri A K Mohanty, GM & OIC, NABARD, Delhi.
  • Shri S.K. Tuteja, IAS (Retd.), Ex - Secretary, Food & Public Distribution, Govt. of India
  • Dr. S.S. Johl, Chancellor, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda
  • Dr. J P Sharma, Joint Director, Extention, IARI, Pusa, New Delhi.
  • Dr. C B Gena, Ex. V C, MGS, University, Bikaner
  • Dr. L S Suhag, Director (Retd) HAU, Hissar

PNB FARMERS` TRAINING CENTRE

PNB Farmers` Welfare Trust (PNBFWT) is operating 12 Farmers` Training Centres (FTCs) across the country to provide training facilities to farmers, women and rural youth.

S.No.

Name of FTC

District

State

Date of Starting FTC

1

Sachakhera

Jind

Haryana

16.11.2003

2

Shamsher Nagar

Fatehgarh Sahib

Punjab

24.01.2005

3

Mehraj

Bhatinda

Punjab

21.02.2005

4

Neemrana

Alwar

Rajasthan

17.06.2005

5

Saifai

Etawa

U.P.

09.08.2005

6

Labhandi

Raipur

Chhattisgarh

23.03.2006

7

Vidisha

Vidisha

M.P.

02.11.2006

8

Pillayarpatti

Sivaganga

Tamil Nadu

22.04.2007

9

Karapalli

Ganjam

Orissa

13.04.2010

10

Talai

Murshidabad

West Bengal

11.06.2011

11

Nagepur

Varanasi

U.P.

16.12.2016

12

Jhalarapattasn

Jhalawar

Rajasthan

24.05.2017

FTC at Talai is a joint venture under Tie up with ITC Limited and Pataka Industries Pvt Ltd. This FTC was inaugurated by the then Hon`ble Union Finance Minister Shri Pranab Mukherjee on 11.06.2011.

CAPACITY BUILDING & DEVELOPMENT

Free of cost trainings are being undertaken at FTCs as appended:

  • One day, 2 days, and 3 or more days` duration training programmes at FTC premises on agriculture and allied activities.
  • Three months/six months programme on computer applications.
  • Three months duration training programme on cutting, tailoring and embroidery for ladies.
  • Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) for skill development.
  • Residential programmes are also absolutely free of any charges.
  • In addition, on-location training programmes are also arranged in the villages at the doorsteps of the farmers.

TRAINING ACTIVITIES

The twelve operational PNBFTCs inter alia conduct training programmes for farmers, women and youth in rural areas. The overall performance of the FTCs during Financial Year 2016-17 is as under:

Target 2016-17 Achievement 2016-17 % Achievement
No. of Programmes No. of Trainees No. of Programmes No. of Trainees No. of Programmes No. of Trainees
4260 161200 4484 172701 107 108

These FTCs so far trained 1104852 farmers and youth including 206226 women cumulatively till March 17 with the help of 36222 training programmes.

OTHER INITIATIVES

HEALTH CLINICS AT FTCs

FTC Sacha Khera, Vidisha, Saifai, Labhandi and Mehraj have started health checkup facility for ladies, children and trainees.

KISAN MELAS

FTCs are conducting Kisan Melas and Credit Camps. Reputed agricultural machinery manufacturers, fertilizers, seeds and pesticides dealers, as also other vendors/input suppliers connected with rural industry participate and display their products in the Melas. Items produced by the trainees of the FTC, Self-Help Groups have been organized by the FTCs which evinced lot of interest among farmers of respective areas.

WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

Since inception, FTCs have been providing training to women in Agriculture and Allied activities, computer courses, Cutting & Tailoring, Embroidery etc. 206226 women participated in 8744 programmes till March, 2017

AIDING DEVELOPMENT OF ADOPTED VILLAGES

All the operational FTCs have adopted one village each and are taking up community and other activities with a sanctioned budget upto Rs.10.00 lacs per village. A wide range of activities are being undertaken in the adopted villages with the aim of improving the overall living conditions of the villagers as also to aid the development of the rural women, youth and children. Maintenance of Adult Literacy Centres, Libraries, Installation of Hand Pumps, Solar Lights, Construction of Toilets in Schools, Providing Water Coolers in Schools, Development of Village ponds etc. are some of such activities.

RECOGNITION/ACHIEVEMENTS

The activities of the Trust have been appreciated by many visiting dignitaries from RBI/Banks, NABARD and State Governments representatives.

Activities of FTC SachaKhera, Neemrana , Mehraj, Samshernagar and Vidisha have been covered by Door Darshan& All India Radio.

SPONSORING OF FARMERS, WOMEN AND RURAL YOUTH FOR TRAINING

The PNBFWT & PNBFTCs shall be interested to team-up and work in collaboration with Government Agencies/reputed Institutions/Corporates/NGOs for the Welfare of farmers, women and rural youth. Any of such agencies willing to sponsor the candidates for the training programmes of the Trust are welcome to contact the Director of the nearby FTC for details.

For pan INDIA initiatives Trust HQ may be approached.

(011-28044671 – pnbfwt@pnb.co.in)

CONTACT DETAILS OF PNBFTCs

PNBFWT and the FTCs have been allotted corporate email ids by the PNB. PNBFWT actively promotes e-culture and implements clean and green policy.

S.No Name

e-mail ID

Phone No.

1.

FTC Sacha Khera (Haryana)

ftcsachakhera@pnb.co.in

01684-287655
08295266455

2.

FTC Vidisha (MP)

ftcvidisha@pnb.co.in

07592-234811

3.

FTC Neemrana (Rajasthan)

ftcneemrana@pnb.co.in

01494-246645 08003898490

4.

FTC Shamsher Nagar (Punjab)

ftcshamshernagar@pnb.co.in

01763-223322 09417005548

5.

FTC Saifai (UP)

ftcsaifai@pnb.co.in

05688 276517

09759210030

6.

FTC Labhandi (Chhattisgarh)

ftclabhandi@pnb.co.in

0771-6450730,

0968553041

7.

FTC Mehraj (Punjab)

ftcmehraj@pnb.co.in

01651-262975 09417175811

8.

FTC Pillayarpatti (Tamil Nadu)

ftcpillayarpatti@pnb.co.in

04577-295494

0994480924

9.

FTC Karapalli

(Orissa)

ftckarapalli@pnb.co.in

06802-343366

07894229865

10

FTC Talai

(West Bengal)

pnbftctalai@gmail.com

09464282261

11

FTC Nagepur (UP)

ftcnagepur@pnb.co.in

08400116614

12

FTC Jhalarapattan(Rajasthan)

Sanjay.sharma3@pnb.co.in

07568051633

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