Introduction

and the community to measure the achievements of the project activities in quantitative and qualitative terms besides its social and environmental impact, which is rarely done in respect of government programs / schemes.

Implementation Arrangements :

i.    High Power Committee The High Power Committee at the State level headed by Hon. Chief Minister has been set up for overall policy directions and advise for the implementation of the project. The Minister of Agriculture, Minister for ADF, Minister for Agriculture Marketing, the Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary (Agril) and Principal Secretary (ADF), are the members of this committee. The Principal Secretary (Co-operation and Marketing) will be the member secretary of this committee. This committee will perform the role of advisory body for the project and will meet once in a year.

ii.   Steering Committee (SC) , under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary, has been set up for the policy making for the project. The Secretaries of Agriculture and AHD are the members of this committee. The Principal Secretary, Department of Cooperation and Marketing is the member secretary of this committee. This committee will meet at least once in every six months.

iii.  The Project Coordination Unit (PCU) has been set up which  functions under the control of The Principal Secretary (Cooperation and Marketing) and will be mainly responsible to implement the project and coordinate the activities of all the line departments. PCU will also closely monitor and watch the implementation of various activities under the project. The PCU is headed by a Project Director with the necessary support staff. For administrative convenience PCU is  in MSAMB with headquarters at Pune, but working directly under the supervision and control of Principal Secretary (Co-operation and Marketing), GOM.

iv.  All the concerned line departments have designated the Nodal Officers from the project preparation stage and these nodal officers will continue to keep liaison with