Selection Criteria (RHM)

The selection of Rural Haat location for modernization has to pass through selection criteria as described below:
  • Population: Villages having population of around 7,500 and more from all districts would be selected, excluding the district headquarters and places having Municipal Councils.
  • Land availability: The Village Panchayat should have its own land with clear title for the rural haat on which Rural Haat is presently held.
  • Own Contribution: Capacity to contribute 10% of the cost of development for the basic infrastructure.
  • The village Panchayat should have elected management.
  • The account of the village Panchayat should be audited up to date with no serious audit observation.
  • Willingness of the Village Panchayat  to setup Rural Haat Management Committee (HMC) for the management and operations of the haats.
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The selection of Rural Haat location for modernization has to pass through selection criteria as described below:
  • Population: Villages having population of around 7,500 and more from all districts would be selected, excluding the district headquarters and places having Municipal Councils.
  • Land availability: The Village Panchayat should have its own land with clear title for the rural haat on which Rural Haat is presently held.
  • Own Contribution: Capacity to contribute 10% of the cost of development for the basic infrastructure.
  • The village Panchayat should have elected management.
  • The account of the village Panchayat should be audited up to date with no serious audit observation.
  • Willingness of the Village Panchayat  to setup Rural Haat Management Committee (HMC) for the management and operations of the haats.
  • Willingness of the Village Panchayat to allocate 1% of the proposed investment cost as Haat Maintenance Fund from the end of first year after commissioning of the modern infrastructure in RH, to be kept in a separate bank account for the use of future maintenance of infrastructure created.
  • The place should be connected by all season motorable roads.
  • Those villages covered under scheme for setting up of Haats under Swarnajayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana (SGSY) of GoI will get the benefit of convergence and would be preferred in this programme. Objectives of the two interventions are Complimentary - Project would up grade the existing RH while SGSY scheme would construct market place for PGs on rotation basis for marketing of their Produce.
Competitive Selection Process: Two stage competitive selection processes PCN and FPP would be followed for selecting eligible RHs.
  • PCN- the RHs desirous of participating in the project will submit PCN in the prescribed format to the PIU (Agri Marketing) . The PIU (Agri Marketing) will perform the scrutiny of the PCN to see that the RH meets the selection criteria mentioned above. 
  • The PIU –(Agri Marketing) will further perform the Scrutiny of RH based on population, annual turnover of the Village Panchayat, own funds of the Village Panchayat and annual turn over of the RH. For each of these issues, 0.25 marks are awarded to the RH providing the highest values, whereas the other RHs are awarded marks for each issue proportionately with regard to the higher ranked RH. 
  • The evaluation report of the PIU-(Agri Marketing) is submitted to the Approval Committee (same as in case of APMC). Upon the approval of such committee, the RH is eligible to prepare a Full Project Proposal (FPP) with the assistance of SP. 
  • Total of 300 RH will be selected from all the districts of the State; however not more than
Fourteen RH from any District will be selected. Ranking of RH on the basis of PCN will be done District wise. Eligibility for Investment in Productive Infrastructure to get selected for Productive Infrastructure:
i) RHs having capacity to invest 25% of the cost,
ii) RHs completing the basic infrastructure as per time plan,
iii) RHs generating the highest growth rate measured in terms of percentage,

To ensure equitable spread, 10% RHs from each Phase districts will be selected. If adequate number of RHs are not found eligible for productive infrastructure, additional RHs eligible for basic infrastructure will be considered.
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