Soil & Water Conservation Department
Title: Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana Remunerative Approaches for Agriculture and Allied sector Rejuvenation (RKVY-RAFTAAR)
The area of focus of this programme is for the development of Rainfed Farming Systems in and outside watershed areas as also integrated development of watershed areas, wastelands, river valleys and for activities relating to enhancement of crop production and popularization of micro-irrigation systems. The thrust area is to protect the loss of topsoil, improving soil fertility, enhancing crop production, land and water productivity of watershed areas comprising of wastelands, river valleys and the eco-system as a whole. The programme is implemented with the Department of Agriculture as the Nodal Agency.
• To incentivize the States so as to increase public investment in Agriculture & Allied Sectors.
• To provide flexibility & autonomy to States in the process of planning and executing Agriculture & Allied Sector Schemes
• To ensure the preparation of agriculture plans for the Districts and the States based on agro-c1imatic conditions, availability of Technology and natural resources.
• To ensure that the local needs/ crops/ priorities are reflected in the agricultural plans of the states.
• To achieve the goal of reducing the yield gaps in important crops, through focused interventions.
• To maximize returns to the farmers in Agriculture & Allied Sectors.
• To bring about quantifiable changes in the production & productivity of various components of Agriculture & Allied Sectors by addressing them in a holistic manner.
The proposed schemes under RKVY mainly comprise of the following:
a. Soil & Water Conservation for enhancing crop production & productivity in river valley/ valley bottom lands.
b. Soil & Water Conservation for improving crop production & productivity of cultivated Jhum & Bun lands including abandoned Jhum & Bun lands.
c. Soil & Water Conservation for restoring & reclaiming cultivable wastelands affected by mining & quarrying
d. Soil & Water Conservation for improvement of traditional water conservation & distribution system for enhanced crop production.
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Scheme Benefits:
How to Avail:
Age From:
Central 90% and State 10%