Report No. 11 of 2015 - Performance Audit of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana RKVY, Union Government, Ministry of Agriculture

Date on which Report Tabled:
Tue 05 May, 2015
Date of sending the report to Government:
Government Type:
Union Department
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development,General Sector Ministries and Constitutional Bodies


Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) was launched in the XIth Five Year Plan against a backdrop of faltering agriculture growth in the previous decades as the growth rate of agriculture and allied sectors decreased from 4.8 per cent in the Eighth Five Year Plan to 2.5 and 2.4 per cent in Ninth Five Year Plan and Tenth Five Year Plan respectively. Concerned by the declining growth rate of agriculture and allied sectors, the National Development Council(NDC) resolved to achieve a growth rate of four per cent per annum during the Eleventh Five Year Plan. RKVY was designed as a State Plan Scheme with complete flexibility to the States to choose projects specifically tailored to their conditions for generating growth in agriculture and allied sectors. The RKVY was to act as a catalyst in incentivizing the States so that four per cent annual growth in the agriculture sector could be achieved. Against an allocation of RS 32,460.45 crore during 2007-08 to 2012-13, an amount of RS 30,873.38 crore was released to 28 States and seven Union Territories.

In the background of above factors, we decided to conduct this performance audit with a view to assess whether the implementation of RKVY by States was in accordance with the scheme guidelines, and the Ministry discharged its role in administering the Scheme effectively at the national level. The period of coverage of this performance audit is from inception of the RKVY i.e. 2007-08 to 2012-13. Apart from auditing the role of the Ministry with regard to overall supervision of the RKVY, implementation of the RKVY was checked in 27 States, excluding Mizoram.

Chapters 1 and 2 of this report provide background information on RKVY and our audit approach. Chapters 3 and 4 provide audit findings with respect to planning and convergence/coordination, and financial management respectively. Chapter 5 focuses on the implementation of the RKVY. Chapter 6 provides audit findings on monitoring and evaluation of the RKVY. Chapter 7 summarizes the audit findings of the previous chapters.

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