C.1. Project Coordination Unit (PCU) & Project Implementation Unit (PIU)

1.   The  MACP  involves  the  participation  of  three  line  departments,  viz.  Agriculture,  Animal Husbandry and Agricultural Marketing. Similarly, at the State level there are three departments headed by three Principal Secretaries, viz. (i) Agriculture, (ii) ADF, (iii) Agricultural Marketing. The Principal Secretary (Coop. & Mktg.) is the Nodal Officer for the Project. Each of these departments  is required  to implement  and manage  various activities  proposed  under various components under this project. The process of implementation of all these activities will differ from each activity.

2.   For the purpose of management of MACP, a High Power Committee and a Steering Committee (SC) has been constituted. Similarly Project Co-ordination Unit (PCU) of MACP and Project Implementation Units (PIU) for all the three line departments have been established.

3.   The  components   /  interventions   of  the  project  are  implemented   by  the  concerned   line departments at various levels.  Some of the components function at the village level.  There are some interventions/activities that take place at taluka and district places.  In order to co-ordinate the interventions at various stages, setting up of PCU facilitates the co-ordination between the line departments. The PCU guides and directs the line departments in the implementation of the project.  It  acts  as  an  interface  between  the  Steering  Committee  and  the  PIU  of  the  line departments.

4.   The PIU acts as a link between the PCU and the final beneficiaries.  The PIU also  gets the assistance of ATMA and the concerned  district officer of their department in order to ensure smooth implementation. The officers besides the Nodal Officer in PIU are identified by the head of the department and these officers work in PIU. The PIU periodically reviews the progress in each intervention and provides corrective actions as and when necessary for the effective project implementation. The management of the Project would mean periodical monitoring of the actual level of achievement corresponding to the