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Synopsis of Special Program for Millets in Tribal Areas 

1.    PROJECT SUMMARY

1.

Title

Special Program for Millets in Tribal Areas

2.

Nodal Agency

: Directorate of Agriculture and Food Production under  Department of Agriculture & Farmers’ Empowerment , Government of Odisha

3.

Duration

: 5 Years (2016 - 2021)

4.

 

5.

 

6.

Total Project cost for 4 years               (2016-2021)

Total Program cost for 1 year (2016-17)

Sponsoring Scheme

: Rs 65.54 Crores

: Rs 12.41

 

: Special Program for Millets in Tribal Areas under State Plan

OBJECTIVE

Project objectives are

  1. Increasing household consumption of millets by about 25% to enhance household nutrition security and to create demand for millets.
  2. Promoting millet processing enterprises at panchayat and Block level to ease processing at households and for value added markets
  3. Improving productivity of millets crop systems and make them profitable.
  4. Developing millet enterprises and establishing market linkages to rural/urban markets
  5. Inclusion of millets in State nutrition programs and public distribution system

SCALE OF THE PROGRAM

The program will be taken up in predominantly Adivasi Blocks with a history of consumption of millets. Program will cover 30 Blocks in 7 Districts. The districts are mentioned in Table 1. Tentative List and Blocks have been identified. List has been submitted to the Department. Final selection will be made based on feedback from Project Director, ATMA of each district. List of Districts and Blocks have been attached as Annexure.


  SUMMARY OF BUDGETS

S.No

Details

Funds Released to 

Budget Details for          5 years

Budget Details for 1 year

 

 

 

Total Budget

% Wise Break Up

Total Budget

% Wise Break Up

1

Administration
Costs

Released  by ATMA to Facilitating Agencies at District Level

6.63

10.12

0.96

7.74

2

Capacity Building
 Costs

Released by ATMA to Facilitating Agencies at District Level  and Released by Directorate of Agriculture to State Secretariat (NCDS) at State Level

7.49

11.42

1.41

11.36

3

Program
 Costs

Released  by ATMA to CBO at Block Level

45.90

70.03

9.26

74.66

4

Research , Monitoring
 and Evaluation Costs

Released by Directorate of Agriculture to State Secretariat (NCDS) at State Level

5.52

8.43

0.77

6.24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Costs

 

65.54

100.00

12.41

100.00

The following Table summarizes gist of responsibilities of different stakeholders. Detailed roles and responsibilities are mentioned in the EFC.


S.No

Stakeholder

Level

Responsibilities

1

Community Based Organisations (CBO)

 Block Level

Responsible for implementation of the program with support from Community Resource Persons (CRP), Facilitating agencies and Program Secretariat. FA is responsible for project implementation by CBOs and all relevant documentation by CBO.

2

Facilitating Agencies (NGOs at Block Level)

District
 Level

Monitors work of CBOs and CRPs for timely implementation of the project. Builds capacities of CBO, CRPs. FA will be responsible for relevant financial and process documentation of CBO.

3

Program Secretariat(WASSAN)

District
Level

Program Secretariat will support District ATMA Governing Board in Monitoring of implementation of the program. It will verify financial and technical compliance of documents submitted by FA. Builds capacities of FA and CRPs.

4

District ATMA Governing Board

District Level

Facilitates disbursement of funds to CBOs and Facilitating agencies respectively against six monthly action plans. Regularly monitors the program on a monthly basis. Administrative head of the project at District Level.

4

Program Secretariat (WASSAN ) & Research Secretariat (NCDS)

State Level

Program Management, Monitoring, Development and maintenance of web based MIS, Co ordination with State Department and District Administration, Capacity Building, Convergence and Research.

5

Directorate of Agriculture and Food Production

State Level

Nodal Agency for the program. Appoints a Nodal person to work with Program Secretariat. Periodically monitors the program.

6

Mission on Millets Committee

State Level

A State level committee for policy related decisions such as inclusion of millets in PDS ,etc.

Expected Outcomes/ Deliverables:

 
Expected outcomes of the Program are:

  1. Introduction of millets in ITDA Hostels, ICDS and MDM programs in 30 blocks.
  2. Increase production to about 1.20 lakh quintals to increase millet consumption in 1.20 lakh households.
  3. 100 millet based enterprises within the Blocks turn the blocks in to Millet Hubs.
  4. Increase in household millet consumption by 25% of the base line.
  5. Establishing 100 functional seed centres managed by farmers at a cluster of Gram Panchayats to support millets based crop systems.
  6. Promote improved agronomic practices in 12000 Hectares (30,000 acres). 
  7. FPOs will be established in all the 30 program blocks to procure, process and supply millets to the consumer outlets (local shops, state nutrition programs and district level outlets);

A major expectation is to consolidate the learning from the project experiences and policy development to consider inclusion of millets into PDS.

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