this activity will be made to respective ATMAs.
6. The SREP and MSS documents will act as a template for setting a direction towards market-led extension and agricultural productivity enhancing activities in the district. Further, these will facilitate resource allocation across programme areas. The MSS and SREPs, therefore, would become the basic documents for the development of work plans at village, block and district level. The objective is not to duplicate what is already being supported under the centrally sponsored ATMA (extension reforms) and other schemes, but to fill critical gaps in the on- going schemes with special focus on market-led extension. This will help in making efficient use of the public funds provided by the GOI and GOM, including ‘Support to State Extension Programme for Extension Reforms’, ‘National Agricultural Development Plan’ and ‘National Food Security Mission’.
7. The Block Technology Team (BTT) members of the project areas would identify the activities of SREPs and MSSs which are relevant to their Taluka. These will act as guiding principle for identifying activities for preparing the Block Action Plans which will be combined to prepare District Annual Action Plan. The BTT and FIAC members shall take following issues into consideration for preparing the Block Action Plan:
- Extension activities identified in SREPs and MSSs
- Group demand as identified by FIAC members
- Ongoing scheme activities for dovetailing with MACP activities
- Success stories identified for replication
8. The SREP and MSS of each district would give description of the strategy to be followed for improving competitiveness of agriculture in a particular district. The specific activities coming from SREP and MSS would vary from district to district. Although the SREPs for all the districts have been prepared, the MSSs will be prepared after the project becomes effective. The execution of extension programme would naturally differ from district to district as it has to take