A seminar was organised in association with the Confederation of NGOs of Rural India (CNRI) at Srinagar on November 10, 2006 with the objective of providing knowledge and information to artisans and NGOs on upgradation of design and packaging of handicraft products.
A series of seminars were organised with a view to promote export activities of grassroot enterprises. These include: interactive sessions on 'Linking Rural Industry to Global Markets - Role of Exim Bank' organised in association with Confederation of NGOs of Rural India at Chennai (July 23-24, 2006) and New Delhi (July 28, 2006); workshop on ' Handmade Floor Tiles' at Athangudi, Tamil Nadu (July 31, 2006) in association with National Housing Bank and a seminar on "Expanding Coir Export Business Horizons" (August 11, 2006) at Alleppey in association with Coir Board.
The Bank has entered into its 25th year of operations. In commemoration of its Silver Jubilee, the Bank intends to organise series of programmes to unveil the export potential of agriculture and food products in select states. Accordingly a seminar on "Potential for Export of Agricultural / Food Products from Bihar" was organised in association in Patna on September 9, 2006. Among other agricultural products, the seminar has focussed on Fox Nut / Gorgon nut, commonly known as Makhana.