GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Agriculture
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE & COOPERATION
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 951
ANSWERED ON DECEMBER 13, 2013
Budgetary Allocation for Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY)
951. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of AGRICULTURE be pleased to state:
(a) the details of the budgetary allocation for the Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) in the last five years, year wise;
(b) whether RKVY has got the major share, i.e. Rs.12,500 crore of the budgetary allocations for 20 13-14;
(c) whether despite substantial increases in the budget, Government has not conducted a grass-root level evaluation of the RKVY programme;
(d) if so, the reasons therefor; and
(e) since promotion of decentralized agriculture planning is one of the chief aims of the scheme, the reasons why the scheme does not have provisions for any community based monitoring systems?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE
AND FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRIES
(SHRI TARIQ ANWAR)
(a) & (b): The budgetary allocation for Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) during the last five years was as under:-
(Rs. in crore)
Budgetary allocation (BE)
Revised allocation (RE)
In the year 2013-14 the budgetary allocation for (RKVY) is Rs. 9954.00 crore.
(c) & (d): Government of India had engaged National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD), Hyderabad in 2007 for monitoring and evaluation of RKVY schemes. Recently Government of India has assigned Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore for impact Evaluation Study (IES) of RKVY across all States in the Country.
(e): Decentralised agriculture planning is promoted through preparation of District Agriculture Plans (DAPs) and State Agriculture Plan (SAP). States have to ensure convergence with other programmes as well as with the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs). In addition, States are permitted to use I% of their RKVY funds for incurring administrative expenditure that includes payment to consultants etc., who may be engaged for monitoring purposes. States have the flexibility and autonomy in adopting an effective monitoring system at grass root level within this provision.