I. (ii) Project Development Objectives

farmer, (ii) Changes in crop yields, (iii) Compliance with business standards by office of Director of Marketing, (iv) Degree of price integration across markets in Maharashtra, (v) Changes in farmers’ house-hold income in real terms.

4. The Intermediate Outcome Indicators are as follows: (i) Farmers adopting improved production techniques and management practices in agriculture, (ii) Increase in farm diversification, (iii) No. of agri-preneurs and PAs (FGs, if available) accessing govt. schemes, (iv) No. of farmers utilizing market information services via SMS, (v) Increase in no. of goats in the target area, (vi)  Commodities   aggregated   through  FGs  and  FCSCs,  (vii)  No.  of  farmers  obtaining warehouse  receipts,  (viii)  Volume  and value of sales of market  transactions  in Rural Haats (RHs), (ix) Change in lease value of RHs, (x) Volume and value of sales of products traded through  the  E-marketing  pilots,  (xi)  Volume  and  value  of  sales  of  market  transactions  in APMCs.

5. There  are  also  some important  Social  and Environmental  Indicators  such as: (i)  Volume  of organic waste generated at targetted mandis, (ii) Representation of women and tribal in market management committees.

6.  As  regards  to  improved  project  management  and  satisfactory  monitoring  and  evaluation following  are the indicators:  (i) Annual project  plan prepared,  submitted  and approved,  (ii) Monitoring reports of satisfactory quality submitted  every six months,  (iii) Submission of 2 evaluation reports of satisfactory quality.

7. Considering the project development objectives the Project design has been developed which is described in the following chapter.