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Agriculture Schemes in India.

1) Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna

Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana is a special Additional Central Assistance Scheme which was launched in August 2007 to orient agricultural development strategies, to reaffirm its commitment to achieve 4 per cent annual growth in the agricultural sector during the 11th plan. The scheme was launched to incentivize the States to provide additional resources in their State Plans over and above their baseline expenditure to bridge critical gaps.

The RKVY covers all sectors such as Crop Cultivation, 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 Cooperation.

The states are mandatorily required to prepare the District and State Agriculture Plans that comprehensively cover resources and indicate definite action plans. States are encouraged to converge the scheme with other programmes such as NREGS, SGSY, BRGF, etc. 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 them.

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2) National Scheme on Welfare of Fishermen

To provide financial assistance to fishers for construction of house, community hall for recreation and common working place and installation of tube-wells for drinking water and assistance during lean period through saving cum relief component.


3) Gramin Bhandaran Yojana / Rural Godown Scheme

Under this Gramin Bhandaran Yojana or Rural Godown Scheme, government provides supports to an individual, a company, a farmer , local government, NGOs and various associations, if they build or renovate rural godowns. Government will provide 25% of the capital investment made in such a venture. If the Godown is built or renovated by a woman farmer, the government support is 33.33% of the total capital investment

This scheme is for creating scientific storage capacity in the rural areas for storing farm produce ,thereby prevent distress sale of produce by the farmers after harvest ,by promoting pledge financing and marketing credit. The godown can be constructed / located in any area outside the limits of a Municipal Corporation area. Rural godowns located in Food Parks promoted by Ministry of Food Processing Industries are also eligible.