B1.3 Rural Haat Markets

I. Objectives

1.   The Rural Haats (RH) managed by Village Panchayats are the best examples of direct interface between farmers and consumers. There are 3500 Rural Haats in Maharashtra. These are held once or twice in a week. The management of these haats rests with local authority viz., Village Panchayat or Municipality.

2.   However, these haats are held in dusty places and conditions are most unhygienic. The haats have no basic infrastructure facilities like sheds for sellers and pathways for buyers. Therefore, it is proposed to modernize around 8 to 14 rural haats managed by Village Panchayats in every district so that total 300 RHs are modernized in the state by providing basic infrastructure.

II. Outcome and Output Monitoring Indicators

3. As a result of the project interventions in selected RH the expected outputs and outcomes are as follows:

Sr. No.

Outcome

Monitoring Indicators

1

Growth in volume of RH

transactions.

% increase in volume of produce sold in targeted markets.

2

Farmers and buyers satisfied with modernized infrastructure.

% of farmers and buyers satisfied in targeted markets per RH.

 

Sr. No.

Output

Monitoring Indicators

1

RH with improved infrastructure.

% of targeted RH with improved infrastructure.

2

Capacity utilization of improved infrastructure in modernized RH by farmers and traders.

% Capacity utilization of improved infrastructure per RH.

3

Reduction in waste in targeted markets

% Reduction in waste in targeted RH.

4

Panchayat members in targeted RH trained in improved RH management practices.

% of Panchayat members in targeted RH trained in improved RH management practices (record keeping, accounting, use of display boards).

5

RH where improved management practices have been implemented

% of RH where improved management practices have been implemented (record keeping, accounting)

The baseline values to be developed by M&E consultant for various RH will be considered while evaluating the performance.

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