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Convergence in Agriculture Development. Structure. Convergence Opportunities for convergence A roadmap. Why Convergence?. Increased outlays in agriculture, water resources and rural development sectors in 11 th Plan : How do we get optimal results?

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  • Convergence

  • Opportunities for convergence

  • A roadmap

6th December, 2008

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Why Convergence?

  • Increased outlays in agriculture, water resources and rural development sectors in 11th Plan :

    How do we get optimal results?

  • New initiatives such as RKVY, NFSM, NHM, NREGA and intensification of efforts through Watershed Programmes, Bharat Nirman and BRGF in the rural sector present new opportunities for leveraging (agricultural )growth

6th December, 2008

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Mechanism for Convergence

  • The State Level Sanctioning Committee (SLSC) should be a platform to forge CONVERGENCE

  • The District Agricultural Plans (DAPs) and State Agriculture Plans (SAPs) under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) provides the required flexibility

6th December, 2008

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Simple to read

& easy to explain



with all ongoing




should be……


Accounting socio-

economic aspects

& local felt needs

6th December, 2008

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Status of Convergence

  • The DAPs/SAPs have identified strategies for agricultural growth, but they have not factored in other interventions in the rural sector

  • Therefore, convergence remains inadequate /unexplored in these Plans.

  • Consequently, convergence happens more by accident than by design

6th December, 2008

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Intervention allied sectors

Constn./improvement of rural roads

Repair of tanks, irrigation canals, water bodies, water conservation/harvesting structures; irrigation facilities on SC/ST land

Land development


Agri. marketing (incl. dairying)

Higher productivity, horticulture, fisheries

Demand for inputs, services

Crop development


6th December, 2008

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Intervention allied sectors

Irrigation: Creation of 100 lakh ha potential in 4 years (2005-06/2008-09)

Roads: Habitations to have all weather roads

Telephones in 66,822 unconnected villages

Grid based electrfn. of 1,25,000 villages


Higher productivity crop/fisheries/fodder development

Agri. marketing (incl. dairying)

Strengthen extension, pest surveillance, marketing

Selective ground water based irrigation

Bharat Nirman

6th December, 2008

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Intervention allied sectors

Filling of critical gaps in infrastructure

Capacity building

Agri. extension worker

Barefoot technician


Supply of appropriate input or service


Extension services

Repair of pump-sets, agri. machinery

BRGF (250 Districts)

6th December, 2008

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Intervention allied sectors

Bringing BPL families above poverty line through SHG activities in clusters


Training SHGs for providing extension/ credit/marketing services to farmers


6th December, 2008

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A Road-map for Convergence allied sectors

6th December, 2008

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In Planning allied sectors

  • Reviewing DAPs/SAP to make them more comprehensive by including all significant interventions in rural sector: AERCs, TSIs etc. to be involved

  • SAPs to clearly reflect priorities identified in DAPs

  • Linking investments under RKVY and other programmes in agri. & allied sectors to potential/opportunities emerging from rural sector interventions

6th December, 2008

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In Technology allied sectors

  • Tapping expertise in SAUs, ATMA, DRDAs and KVKs in planning and new initiatives

  • Networking with ICAR institutions for specific problems/initiatives

6th December, 2008

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Credit allied sectors


Marketing (Storage,

Tpt., Prices etc.)


Rural Infra. (BRGF,

Bharat Nirman,

NREGS etc.)

Schemes (RKVY,


ISOPOM etc.)



seeds , Fert

Water Resources

(AIBP, watershed,


Technology & Extn.



6th December, 2008

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In Structures allied sectors

  • Utilizing State Level Sanctioning Committee (SLSC) for converging the different components

  • Cutting across silos:

    • monthly meetings of Agri. & allied/RD/PR Departments under APC/Dev. Commr. to review RKVY and other agri. sector programmes

    • annual brainstorming workshops on convergence and strategies in DAPs/SAP

6th December, 2008

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In Implementation allied sectors

  • Reviewing implementation in monthly meetings and in the annual workshops on DAPs/SAP

  • DAC has started Nodal Officer system who would coordinate for all DAC programmes in the State. States may make full use of this arrangement

  • Well co-ordinated effort at the District level under the leadership of the District Collector

6th December, 2008

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Summing up …… allied sectors

Demolish silos

Remove Cobwebs

Think, plan, implement “CONVERGENCE”

6th December, 2008

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Thank you allied sectors

6th December, 2008