• Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) is an ongoing centrally sponsored scheme started from XI Five Year Plan period.
    • RKVY has been approved to continue as RKVY- Remunerative Approaches for Agriculture and Allied sector Rejuvenation (RKVY-RAFTAAR) for three years i.e. 2017-18 to 2019-20.
    • The scheme will incentivize States in enhancing more allocation to Agriculture to achieve 4% growth rate.
    • It will provide considerable flexibility and autonomy to states in planning and executing programmes for investment in agriculture and allied sectors.
    • The funds would be shared by 60:40 between Centre and States (90:10 for North Eastern States and Himalayan States).
    • The allocations are based up on the State plan expenditure for Agricultural sectors which is determined based on the average expenditure incurred by the State Government during the three years prior to the previous year.
    • The preparation of the District and State Agriculture Plans is mandatory and encourages convergence with other programmes such as NREGS.
    • It will also strengthen farmer‘s efforts through creation of agriculture infrastructure that help in supply of quality inputs, market facilities etc.
    • Sub-schemes under RKVY include
  • Bringing Green Revolution to Eastern India (BGREI)
  • Additional Fodder Development Programme (AFDP)
  • Saffron Mission
  • Crop Diversification Program
  • Livestock Health & Disease Control / Foot & Mouth Disses (FMD)
  • Beekeeping
  • Targeting Rice Fallow Areas (TRFA)

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