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Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY)

Agriculture Schemes

Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY)

Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (National Agriculture Development  Programme) was a State Plan Scheme of Additional Central  Assistance (ACA) launched in August 2007 with an envisaged outlay of Rs. 25,000 crore to enhance public investment so as achieve 4% annual growth in agriculture by ensuring a holistic development of Agriculture and  allied sectors. Funding Pattern was 100% funded by centre.

The Department of Agriculture, in compliance of the above resolution and in consultation with the Planning Commission, has prepared the guidelines for the RKVY scheme, to be known as National Agriculture Development Programme (RKVY).

Objectives of the programme

  1. To incentivize the states that increase their investment in Agriculture and allied sectors
  2. To provide flexibility and autonomy to the States in planning and executing programmes for agriculture
  3. To ensure the preparation of Agriculture Plans for the districts and states
  4. To achieve the goal of reducing the yield gaps in important crops
  5. To maximize returns to the farmers
  6. To address the agriculture and allied sectors in an integrated manner

Basic features of RKVY

  1. It is a State Plan scheme
  2. The eligibility of a state for the RKVY is contingent upon the state maintaining or increasing the State Plan expenditure for Agricultural and Allied sectors
  3. The base line expenditure is determined based on the average expenditure incurred by the State Government during the three years prior to the previous year.
  4. The preparation of the district and State Agriculture Plans is mandatory
  5. The scheme encourages convergence with other programmes such as NREGS.
  6. The pattern of funding is 100% Central Government Grant.
  7. If the state lowers its investment in the subsequent years, and goes out of the RKVY basket, then the balance resources for completing the projects already commenced would have to be committed by the states.
  8. It is an incentive scheme, hence allocations are not automatic
  9. It will integrate agriculture and allied sectors comprehensively
  10. It will give high levels of flexibility to the states
  11. Projects with definite time-lines are highly encouraged

List of allied sectors covered under the scheme

  • Crop Husbandry (including Horticulture)
  • Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries
  • Agricultural Research and Education
  • Agricultural Marketing
  • Food storage and Warehousing
  • Soil and Water Conservation
  • Agricultural Financial Institutions
  • Other Agriculture Programmes and Cooperation

Areas of focus under the RKVY

  1. Integrated Development of Food crops, including coarse cereals, minor millets and pulses
  2. Agriculture Mechanization
  3. Soil Health and Productivity
  4. Development of Rainfed Farming Systems
  5. Integrated Pest Management
  6. Promoting extension services
  7. Horticulture
  8. Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries
  9. Sericulture
  10. Study tours of farmers
  11. Organic and Bio-fertilizers
  12. Innovative Schemes

Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY)

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Updated: 2022-03-26 — 4:02 pm

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