About Delhi & Agra

Delhi sometimes referred to as Dilli, is the second largest city in India, with over 11 million residents, the eight largest metropolis in the world by population.

Mr. H R Dave has done his Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM, Ahmedabad in 1983.Prior to assuming the charge of Deputy Managing Director of NABARD, Shri Dave, a career NABARD officer, has held various positions in NABARD, including that of Director of Bankers Institute of Rural Development [BIRD], at Lucknow and Chief General Manager of Corporate Planning Department at Head Office. He has successfully steered NABARD's engagements in rural development in the state of Gujarat, New Delhi and Arunachal Pradesh in the capacity of Regional Office in-charge.

His major contributions include (i) building a shared vision and strategies of "covering one third of India's rural poor under SHGs Bank Linkage Programme through one Million SHGs which is today the largest micro finance programme in the world; (ii) designing of third party monitoring of infrastructure projects which later got institutionalized as key monitoring tool for state funded infrastructure project and (iii) innovations in rural banking such as measures for mitigation of drought in Gujarat and JLG based scheme of financing of agricultural innovations.

He is accredited for NABARD's maiden entry in financing solar projects such as Canal Top Solar Power project in Gujarat. Further, he has extensively worked on reforms in cooperative credit system. He has also worked as member of secretariat to RBI Committee on Enhancing Flow of Credit to Agriculture, besides executing advisory services assignments for national and international agencies such as GIZ and IFAD.

Shri Dave has represented NABARD in several international fora including Micro Credit Summit,APRACA,Green Climate Fund and also negotiated collaborations with multilateral and bi-lateral funding agencies.

He is currently Chairman on the Board of Agri Business Finance Ltd. and a Director on the Board of NABARD Consultancy Services Ltd [NABCONS]