Vol. 1, Issue 6 (2016)
Settlement of youths by suppling of kits to develop cattle resources: A study under RKVY in West Bengal
Author(s): Dr. Shankar Chatterjee, Venkata Madhusudan Rao D
Abstract: Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) was introduced during XI Plan as an Additional Central Assistance Scheme to incentivize the States to draw up plans for Agriculture and Allied sectors to supplement state specific strategies including special schemes for beneficiaries of land reforms. The objective of the scheme is to promote public investment in agriculture and allied sectors It was initiated under the aegis of the National Development Council, it seeks to achieve 4% annual growth in agriculture through development of Agriculture and its allied sectors (as defined by the Planning Commission (India)) during the period of XI Five-year Plan. In this article a case from West Bengal is presented which was linked to RKVY’. To provide the better A.I service and primary Veterinary First Aid, at the door step of the farmers, the concept of Pranibandhu (friend of animal) was introduced under National Project for Cattle and Buffalo Breeding (NPCBB) in the State in 2002 under the guidance and supervision of “Paschim Banga Co-sampad Bikash Sanstha” which later on was incorporated under RKVY. How Pranibandhu has been working in the field is discussed where with cases based on field study.