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  • Overview
  • Vision
  • Mission
  • Objectives
  • Work Scope
  • Secretariat
  • Organizational Structure


India is an agrarian economy and agriculture continues to be the mainstay of the Indian Economy, whose contribution to the national gross domestic product is about 25% and provides livelihood for nearly 65% of the population. It provides employment to about 65% of the labour force, which accounts for nearly 27% of GDP, it contributes 21% of the total export and raw material to several Industries.

Agricultural sector has tremendous potential for expansion of employment opportunities and consequently mitigating the levels of rural poverty. These objectives can be achieved only if concerted efforts are made to realize the untapped potential of this sector. Low productivity in many crops, imbalance in the regional development, post harvest losses and inadequate processing facilities are some of the major weaknesses. There is a greater need for efficient linkages between the producers and the consumers for expanding employment opportunities and increasing the rural income through better marketing of agricultural products.



Promoting Agri-Business by encouraging institutional and private sector investments and linkages to ensure the empowerment of all farmers in the country.


To link small farmers to technology as well as to the markets in association with private, corporate or cooperative sector and if necessary, by providing backward and forward linkages.


  • To catalyze agro-industrial growth in the country based on the principles of:
    (a) Ecological sustainability
    (b) Economic efficiency
    (c) Social equity
  • To undertake or assist in undertaking programs for employment generation, growth and diversification of agriculture & agro-based industries to increase food production and export of agriculture products, in both primary and processed forms.
  • To identify and promote post-harvest processing/manufactures units in the public , private and cooperative sector.
  • To promote organization of marketing chain both for domestic and export marketing.
  • To influence Government policies for agriculture, there by increasing the flow of resources and augmenting the rate of capital formation in agriculture sector.
  • To pave the way for establishment of integrated producers’ organizations with forward and backward linkages.
  • To prepare, print and publish papers, periodicals, monographs in furtherance of the objectives of the society.

Work Scope

SFAC in addition to the endeavors complying with its core objectives, also takes up implementation of the schemes and programs of various Government of India (GOI) Ministries and Departments and other Financial Institutions and Banks on a service charge basis. The SFAC society is currently implementing the following schemes and programs viz.

  • The Schematic Pattern of Assistance from SFAC, out of GOI grants-in-aid for promotion of value addition in the hands of farmers, through setting up part-processing, Semi-processing and full-processing facilities, through the setting up of Agri-Business ventures all over the country mostly in collaboration with the private sector. and active corporation of commercial banks.
  • SFAC also provides to agri-business projects involving value addition in the hands of the farmers. Most of these projects involve agri-partner and post harvest management, marketing etc.
  • Horticulture Mission For North East And Himalayan States (HMNEH) on Behalf of the Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, which seeks to create a viable alternative livelihood option for the people of NER, taking into account the entire gamut of horticulture development, with all backward and forward linkages in a holistic manner


SFAC secretariat is being strengthened in terms of man power resources, office equipment and utilization of external services so that it is enabled to play an effective role in promoting the interest of the farming community as a whole.

Organisational Structure

Small Farmers' Agri-Business Consortium
NCUI Auditorium Building,
5th Floor, 3, Siri Institutional Area,
August Kranti Marg, Hauz Khas, New Delhi - 110016.
(T) +91-11- 26966017, 26966037
(F) +91-11- 26862367
(E) sfac@nic.in
(W) www.sfacindia.com

S.No. Name of Officer Designation Office Telephone No.
1 Sumanta Chaudhuri, IAS Managing Director 011-26862365
2 Shri D. Bhuyan Director(Projects) 011-26562648
3 Mrs. Sapna Nigam Director(VCA) 011-26537002
4 Dr. Sumathi S. Dy. Dir.(Admn.) 011-26966017/37
5 Shri Rajesh Bhatnagar Manager(Finance) 011-41056663
6 Shri S.K. Das Field Officer, RO,
7 Shri Sushil Kumar Assistant Gr.I 011-26966017/37
8 Shri V.S. Rawat Assistant Gr.I 011-26966017/37
9 Shri Suresh Bisht Assistant Gr.II 011-26966017/37
10 Shri Vikas Thakral Assistant Gr.II 0-1126966017/37
11 Mr. R.P. Sharma Sr. Consultant (VCA) 011-26520594
12 Mr. B.R. Gupta Consultant (VCA) 011-26601338
13 Mr. Mange Singh Consultant
(VCA Recovery Cell)
14 Mr. Subhash Gupta Consultant
15 Ms. Manju Pandey Consultant
16 Mr. B.S. Sethi Consultant(Fin.) 011-26966039

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