Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY): Punjab

Details of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY)
Name of the SchemeRashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY)
Sponsored byBoth: Central & State Government
Funding PatternThe fund has been provided to the State as 100% Grant.
Ministry/DepartmentDepartment of Agriculture
DescriptionThis is a special central assistance scheme of the Government of India and implemented by the State Government , primarily aimed at evolving a strategy to rejuvenate the agriculture sector of the State. As per the scheme, the Government of Punjab has to prepare the State and District-level plans in the field of agriculture and allied sectors, based on guidelines issued by the Planning Commission, for availing financial assistance from Government of India.The objectives of the scheme, in general, are to provide incentives to the State for increasing public investment in agriculture and allied sectors, and in particalar,(1)to ensure that agriculture for the State and districts are prepared based on agro-climatic conditions, availability of technology and natural resources(2)to make sure that local needs/crops/priorities are better reflected in the agricultural plan of the State (3)to reduce yield gaps in important crops through focused interventions (4)Maximisation of returns to farmers in agriculture and allied sectors (5)to bring about quantifiable changes in production and productivity of various components of agriculture and allied sectors by addressing them in a holistic manner.The allocation for the scheme is Rs.6011.10 lakhs
Benefit TypeMaterial,Loan,Subsidy,
Eligibility criteriaThe Department of Agriculture has to prepare Agriculture plans and State Agriculture plans based on the guidelines of the Planning Commission through the State Planning Board.
How to AvailThrough the Agriculture Department and Local Self Governments.
Validity of the Scheme
Introduced On 01 / 08 / 2008
Valid Upto 01 / 08 / 2011
Reference URLhttp://pbplanning.gov.in/pdf/Meeting%20RKVY%2030-7-08.pdf (-1 MB) (PDF file that opens in a new window)

Source: National Portal Co-ordinator  (Punjab, 13-11-2009)