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.