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Ministry Of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana

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Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) - Remunerative Approaches for Agriculture and Allied sector Rejuvenation (RAFTAAR) aims at making farming a remunerative economic activity by strengthening the farmers‟ efforts, risk mitigation and promoting agri-business entrepreneurship.

Basic Features
  1. To incentivise the states so as to increase public investment in Agriculture and allied sectors.
  2. To provide flexibility and autonomy to states in the process of planning and executing Agriculture and allied sector schemes.
  3. To ensure the preparation of agriculture plans for the districts and the states based on agro-climatic conditions, availability of technology and natural resources.
  4. To ensure that the local needs/crops/priorities are better reflected in the agricultural plans of the states.
  5. To achieve the goal of reducing the yield gaps in important crops, through focussed interventions.
  6. To maximize returns to the farmers in Agriculture and allied sectors.
  7. To bring about quantifiable changes in the production and productivity of various components of Agriculture and allied sectors by addressing them in a holistic manner

Funding Pattern
  1. North East State: 90% from the central government and 10% from the State government
  2. Union Territory (UT): 100% from the central government.
  3. All other states: 60% from the central government and 40% from the State government.

Project Screening and Project Approval committees
  • State Level Project Screening Committee (SLPSC)
  1. A State Level Project Screening Committee (SLPSC) will be constituted by each state for screening RKVY-RAFTAAR project proposals.
  2. It is headed by the Agriculture Production Commissioner or any other officer nominated by Chief Secretary.
  • State Level Sanctioning Committee (SLSC)
  1. A State Level Sanctioning Committee (SLSC) is vested with the authority to sanction specific projects recommended by SLPSC under each stream of RKVY-RAFTAAR.
  2. One representative is required from the government of India for a committee meeting.
  3. It is headed by the Chief Secretary of the State.

RKVY-RAFTAAR is a project-based scheme. Thus, Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) shall have to be prepared in the format provided to the
states for each of the RKVY projects incorporating all essential details i.e. feasibility studies, competencies of the implementing agencies, anticipated benefits (outputs/outcomes) that will flow to the farmers/ State, definite timelines for implementation etc. In case of large projects costing more than Rs. 25 crore, DPRs should be subjected to third-party "techno-financial evaluation‟ and circulated well in advance to concerned Central Ministries for obtaining comments/observations

DPR Format
  1. Context/Background: This section should provide a general description of the scheme/project being posed for appraisal.
  2. Problems to be addressed: This section should describe the problem to be addressed through the project/scheme at the local/regional/national level. Evidence regarding the nature and magnitude of the problems should be presented, supported by baseline data/survey/reports etc.
  3. Aims and Objectives: This section should indicate the development objectives proposed to be achieved, ranked in order of importance. The outputs/deliverables expected for each development objective should be spelt out clearly.
  4. Strategy: This section should present an analysis of alternative strategies available to achieve the development objectives. Reasons for selecting the proposed strategy should be brought out. Basis for prioritization of locations should be indicated (wherever relevant). This section should also provide a description of the ongoing initiatives, and the manner in which duplication can be avoided and synergy created with the proposed project.
  5. Target Beneficiaries: There should be a clear identification of target beneficiaries. Stakeholder analysis should be undertaken, including consultation with stakeholders at the time of scheme/project formulation. Impact of the project on weaker sections of society, positive or negative, should be assessed and remedial steps suggested in case of any adverse impact.
  6. Management: Responsibilities of different agencies for project management of scheme implementation should be elaborated. The organization structure at various levels, human resource requirements, as well as monitoring arrangements should be clearly spelt out.
  7. Finance: This section should focus on the cost estimates, budget for the scheme/project, means of financing and phasing of expenditure. Options for cost sharing and cost recovery (user charges) should be explored. Issues relating to project sustainability, including stakeholder commitment, operation-maintenance of assets after project completion and other related issues should also be addressed in this section.
  8. Time Frame: This section should indicate the proposed zero date for commencement and also provide a PERT/CPM chart, wherever relevant.
  9. Cost Benefit Analysis: Financial and economic cost-benefit analysis of the project should be undertaken wherever such returns are quantifiable. Such an analysis should generally be possible for infrastructure projects, but may not always be feasible for public goods and social sector projects.
  10. Risk Analysis: This section should focus on the identification and assessment of risks in implementation and how these are proposed to be mitigated. Risk analysis could include legal/contractual risks, environmental risks, revenue risks, project management risks, regulatory risks, etc.
  11. Outcomes: Criteria to assess success and whether or not the development objectives have been achieved should be spelt out in measurable terms. Baseline data should be available against which the success of the project will be assessed at the end of the project (impact assessment). The success criterion for scheme deliverables/outcomes should also be specified in measurable terms to assess achievement against proximate goals.
  12. Evaluation: Evaluation arrangements for the project, whether concurrent, mid-term or post-project should be clearly spelt out. It may be noted that the continuation of schemes from one period to another will not be permissible without a third-party evaluation.
  13. And, a self-contained Executive Summary should be placed at the beginning of the document.

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