BASIC FEATURES OF THE RKVY
The RKVY aims at achieving 4% annual growth in the agriculture sector during the XI Plan period, by ensuring a holistic development of Agriculture and allied sectors. The main objectives of the scheme are :-
The RKVY is a State Plan Scheme. The eligibility for assistance under the Scheme depends upon the amount provided in State Plan Budgets for Agriculture and allied sectors, over and above the base line percentage expenditure incurred by the State Governments on Agriculture and allied sectors. The list of allied sectors as indicated by the Planning Commission is the basis for determining the sectoral expenditure, i.e., Crop Husbandry (including Horticulture), Animal Husbandry and Fisheries, Dairy Development, Agricultural Research and Education, Forestry and Wildlife, Plantation and Agricultural Marketing, Food Storage and Warehousing, Soil and Water Conservation, Agricultural Financial Institutions, other Agricultural Programmes and Co-operation.
ACTIVITIES COVERED UNDER RKVY
As per RKVY Guideline, the components for the RKVY cover the following activities:-
“(a) Integrated development of major food crops such as wheat, paddy, coarse cereals, minor millets, pulses, oilseeds
(b) Agriculture mechanization
(c) Activities related to enhancement of soil health
(d) Development of rainfed farming systems in and outside watershed areas, as also Integrated development of watershed areas, wastelands, river valleys
(e) Support to State seed farms
(f) Integrated Pest Management schemes
(g) Encouraging non-farm activities:
(h) Strengthening of Market Infrastructure and marketing development
(i) Strengthening of Infrastructure to promote Extension Services
(j) Activities relating to enhancement of horticultural production and popularization of micro irrigation systems:
(k) Animal husbandry and fisheries development activities
(l) Special schemes for beneficiaries of land reforms
(m ) Undertaking concept to completion projects
(n) Grant support to the State Government institutions that promote agriculture/horticulture
(o) Study tours of farmers.
(p) Organic and bio-fertilizers:
(q) Innovative schemes not included under (a) to (p).