The State Government has projected a requirement of Rs 285.88 crore under the Rashtriya Krushi Vikash Yojana (RKVY) for implementation of 63 projects during the current financial year.
Official sources said while the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services Department has projected a requirement of Rs 61.70 crore for eight projects, the OMFED has placed a requirement of Rs 16.21 crore for four projects. The requirement of Fisheries Department is Rs 32.85 crore for seven projects while the Agriculture Department’s projection is Rs 50.61 crore for 10 projects.
Similarly, Horticulture Department has projected Rs 51 crore for 16 projects while the requirement of Soil Conservation Department has been pegged at Rs10.17 crore for four projects. The Cooperation Department has projected Rs 8.08 crore for two projects while the Water Resources Department requires Rs 47.87 crore for six projects. The projection of fund requirement of SC & ST Development Department is ` 3.39 crore.
Official sources said the State Government has received Rs 904.89 crore from the Centre during 2007-08 to 2011-12 under the scheme. Review of the expenditure of 2012-13 reveals that Rs 336 crore has been utilised in different programmes like normal RKVY, Bringing Green Revolution to Eastern India (BGREI), initiatives for nutritional security through Intensive Millets Promotion (INSIMP), special programme for oil palm area expansion (OPAE) and other sub-schemes.