Government of India started RKVY during 11th five year to achieve the 4 per cent growth rate in Agriculture and allied sector. During the year 2015-16, GoI has reduced the funding pattern to 60:40 (GoI: GoR).
Under this scheme, project base assistance is provided to prepare Integrated District Agriculture plan in the field of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Poultry, Horticulture and Dairy, considering the agro climatic conditions and natural resources of the State. During the year 2018-19, an expenditure of `120.70 crore has been incurred against the provision of `138.03 crore.
RKVY in Horticulture
Additionally, under this scheme, the State level sanctioning committee sanctioned the horticulture development project worth `91.02 crore during the year 2018-19. Under this scheme, for date palm cultivation, horticulture development programme in non NHM districts, vegetable cluster in urban areas, establishment of center of excellences at Jhalawar, Dholpur, Tonk, Bundi, Chittorgarh and Sawai- Madhopur, strengthening of center of excellence of pomegranate in Bassi (Jaipur) and Nanta (Kota), promotion of protected cultivation; skill up-gradation in citrus production, an expenditure of`38.11 crore has been incurred After setting up of Directorate of Horticulture in the State, area, production and productivity have increased tremendously.