Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana

Ministry/Department : Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare

Objective: To achieve 4% annual growth in agriculture


  • Launched to incentivize the states to increase their investment in Agriculture
  • Scheme incentivize the States to provide additional resources in their

State Plans over and above their baseline expenditure to bridge critical gaps

  • A state is eligible for funding under the RKVY if it maintains or increases the percentage of its expenditure on Agriculture and its Allied Sectors with respect to the total State Plan Expenditure year on year.
  • It covers all sectors of agriculture like: (don’t remember them)
    • Animal Husbandry
    • Agri-Finance
    • Agriculture Marketing
    • Agricultural Research and Education
    • Crop Husbandry and Education etc.
  • Sub Schemes of RSBY are:
    1. Bringing Green Revolution to Eastern Region : To improve rice based cropping system in eastern India.
    2. Initiative on Vegetable Clusters : To increase production of vegetables
    3. National Mission for Protein Supplements
    4. Saffron Mission : Started in 2010-11; To improve saffron cultivation in JK
    5. Vidharbha Intensive Irrigation Development Programme
    6. Crop Diversification


Under this scheme, the central government provides support to states on the basis of their own budget on Agriculture & Allied Sectors. The states are mandatorily required to prepare the District and State Agriculture Plans that comprehensively cover resources and indicate definite action plans

Factual Information:

  • Launched in 2007

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