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Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Allocation to agricuture enhanced in The budget 2012-13

11.Allocation to agriculture enhanced:
RKVY gets Rs 9,217 crore
BGREI gets Rs 1,000 crore
Rs 2242 crore project to improve dairy productivity
Rs 500 crore for coastal aquaculture.

What is RKVY?

Rastriya Krishi Vikas Yojana(RKVY) is a state plan scheme. RKVY funds would be provided to the state as 100% grant by the central government. The states are required to prepare the agriculture plans for the districts and the planning commission and the ministry of agriculture will together examine the states overall plan proposals. Once a state become eligible for the RKVY the process of subsequent allocation to the state will be in accordance with the parameters and the respective weights.

What is BGREI?

Bringing Green Revolution to Eastern India(BGREI) is a sub scheme of the RKVYU in the eastern region including Assam,Bihar,Chattisgarh, Jharkhand,Orissa,Eastern Utter Pradesh and West Bengal.
Eastern region hitherto known as food deficit region, has with the help of the program turned food surplus region..
The program gained momentum in 2011-12 with the focus on rice and wheat only and strategic interventions to crop production, water harvesting and recycling, asset building and state specific activities.

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