Maharashtra CM Fadnavis launches SMART initiative for Agribusiness, Rural Transformation

  • Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has launched a unique initiative called “SMART”, which stands for State of Maharashtra’s Agribusiness and Rural Transformation. 
  • The project aims to revamp agricultural value chains, with special focus on marginal farmers across 1,000 villages.
  • The project is assisted by the World Bank and entail an investment of 300 million US dollars of which World Bank would contribute 210 million US dollars.