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Introduction

This report pertains to the progress of the Rashtriya Sam Vikas Yojana (RSVY), an initiative of the National Planning Commission of India in Palakkad District. Palakkad is the first District in Kerala to be assisted under RSVY. Under the scheme, a total of Rs. 45 lakhs is given as grant for three years (2003-04 to 2005-06) to be used for the total development of the District. A total of 31 Projects have been taken up under RSVY - broadly classified into four sectors. The details are given below:

Sector

No. of

Outlay

% of Total

Projects

(Rs. Lakhs)

Outlay

Agriculture & allied

13

1865.04

41.23

Water Resources

12

1909.38

42.20

Social Services

5

647.30

14.31

Human Resources Development

1

32.78

0.72

Besides these, allocations are also for Project Management (Rs. 40 lakhs; 0.88%) and GIS for planning (Rs. 30 lakhs; 0.66%). The total outlay of the scheme is Rs. 4524.50 lakhs for 3 years (the additional Rs. 24.50 lakhs to be met from interest accrued to the RSVY account and/or savings from the projects). So far the District has received an amount of Rs. 3750 lakhs (83.33%) of the outlay in five installments.

Inst. I

- Rs.100 lakhs (Jan 2004)

Inst. II - Rs.650 lakhs (March 2004)

Inst. III- Rs.750 lakhs (May 2004)

Inst. IV- Rs.750 lakhs (April 2005)

Inst. V - Rs.750 lakhs (Jan 2006)

Inst. VI- Rs.750 lakhs (April 2006)

As on July 31, 2006, the total amount released to the Implementing Agencies (IAs) is Rs. 3738.07 lakhs. The utilization reported by the IA is Rs. 3489.47 lakhs (77% of the outlay).

The project-wise financial and physical progress of the RSVY in Palakkad is given in the following pages. Project wise output/outcomes, issues/observations about the implementation of the projects, activities to be completed, etc., have also been given along with each project.

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Introduction This report pertains to the progress of the Rashtriya Sam Vikas Yojana (RSVY), an initiative

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P01AG01: Rice Productivity Enhancement

Implementing Agencies: Agriculture Department & Kerala Agricultural University

This project aims at improving the productivity of rice in the district through ‘Mechanisation’, ‘Participatory Technology Development’, and ‘Popularisation of New Technologies’. The objective of the mechanisation component (implemented by the Agriculture Department) is to improve the mechanisation level for paddy cultivation in the District in the areas like sowing, transplanting, harvesting, weeding and threshing. The Participatory Technology Development being implemented by the Kerala Agricultural University attempts to identify site specific and season specific varieties, weed management in dry sown situation and other need based problems with the active involvement of farmers. Popularisation of high yielding varieties of rice of uniform duration, techniques in improving water and fertilizer usage efficiency, popularisation of bio-control agents, etc., are envisaged under the Popularisation of New Technologies component. It is attempted to lay out demonstration plots on a padasekharam basis with the help of facilitators. It is also proposed to give Revolving Fund to the farming groups (padasekhara samithies) for adopting modern technologies.

Financial Progress (as on July 31, 2006):

Total outlay of the project

: Rs. 400.82 lakhs

Amount released to the implementing agency

: Rs. 400.81 lakhs*

 

: Rs. 387.20 lakhs #

Expenditure reported by the Implementing agency Unutilised fund with the implementing agency

: Rs.

13.61 lakhs

*Rs. 387.81 lakhs to the Agri. Dept. and Rs. 13 lakhs to KAU # Rs.376.66 lakhs by the Agri. Dept. and Rs. 10.54 lakhs by KAU

The fund utilisation pattern of the Implementing Agency reveals that highest utilisation was during July-September 2005, when about Rs. 122.49 lakhs were utilised, as Revolving Funds were provided to the farmers (Rs. 115.96 lakhs). The lowest utilisation was reported during the quarter of January–March 2005 which recorded only Rs. 4.69 lakhs.

Till July 31, 2006, an expenditure of Rs. 148.75 lakhs has been incurred under the mechanisation component where as the total amount allotted for the entire project period is Rs. 152.70 lakhs. Under the Popularisation of new technologies component, the amount utilised is Rs. 227.91 lakhs (total outlay for the component – Rs. 235.12 lakhs). The amount utilised by KAU under the Participatory Technology Development component is Rs. 10.54 lakhs (outlay-Rs. 13 lakhs).

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P01AG01: Rice Productivity Enhancement Implementing Agencies: Agriculture Department & Kerala Agricultural University This project aims at

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Physical Achievements/Outputs/Outcomes (as on July 31, 2006):

Mechanisation

Under the mechanisation component, machines/farm implements are being distributed

to farming groups (Patasekhara Samithies) since April 02, 2004. Machines/implements are being supplied by RAIDCO and Kerala Agro Industries Corporation (power tillers). The progress of supply of machines to 709 farming groups under 55 Krishibhavans in Kuzhalmannam, Chittur, Nemmara, Kollengode, Alathur, Palakkad, Pattambi and Shornur Blocks are given below:

Machines

Target

Achievement

Wet Seeder

931

888

Cono Weeder

923

779

Dry Seeder

55

54

Transplanter

7

6

Thresher

33

39*

Power Reaper

1

1

Power Tiller

57

57

Total

2007

1824

*The number of threshers supplied had reportedly exceeded the originally targeted figure owing to the demand from the field.

Rs. 147.80 lakhs had been paid to RAIDCO and KAICO as on July 31, 2006.

9 Field days were conducted in Alathur, Chittur, Kuzhalmannam, Palakkad & Nenmara

blocks

and

5

Demonstrations

conducted

(target

10)

in

Alathur,

Nenmara

and

Kuzhalmannom blocks. During the year 2004 -05, 260118 MT of rice was produced in the District; increase of

6.64% above 2002-03 and 27.17% above 2003-04 Average Productivity in the District is 2343 kg/Ha (during 2004-05); increase of 11.36%

o

o

above 2002-03 and 27.86% above 2003-04 Usage of machinery has resulted in

17 Kg/acre reduction in wastage of seed

Rs. 2400/Ha. reduction in input costs in the project area

Average turn over rate reported for Wet seeder is 3 hr for an acre, while for Dry seeder, it is 2 hr/acre

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Physical Achievements/Outputs/Outcomes (as on July 31, 2006): Mechanisation ∑ Under the mechanisation component, machines/farm implements are

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Popularisation of New Technologies

Revolving fund of Rs.1000/Ha has been disbursed to 343 farming groups amounting to

Rs. 185.25 lakhs in Kuzhalmannam, Chittur, Nemmara, Kollengode, Alathur, Pattambi, Palakkad and Shornur Blocks. The total area covered is 185250 Ha. Out of the 50 demonstration plots identified in 8 Blocks in the first phase, 32 demonstrations have been conducted.

50 demonstration plots have been identified for the second phase in 8 blocks and the supply of inputs are completed.

It is reported that pest and disease resistance in the demonstration plots have increased considerably.

The average increase in yield reported is 390 Kg/acre

Participatory Technology Development

RARS, KAU has conducted experiments of farmer participatory evaluation and

refinement of Integrated Pest Management practices in rice under the participatory Technology development component in 5 locations (Chittur, Kulukkalloor, Kodumbu Lakkidi and Kadampazhipuram). 8 sites have been selected and experiments conducted during first crop, second crop and puncha season. Activities like farmer participatory evaluation and refinement of IPM practices of rice, utilization of native micro organisms as biological control agents for rice, variety suitability and preference assessment, participatory evaluation of the preference for rice varieties in the buyer seller markets and study on suitability of rice varieties for mechanised farming are ongoing.

Issues/Observations:

The supply of machines to the farming groups by RAIDO and KAICO is about 90%

complete and has overshot the targeted time of completion (October 2005, later revised to December 2005). The delay was reported to be due to the delay in effecting the supply by the suppliers. The claims of the machinery supplied have only been partially settled. Field days under the mechanisation component: As per the original allocation, 2 field days/block @ Rs.20,000 had to be conducted in 8 blocks i.e. 16 field days amounting

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Popularisation of New Technologies ∑ Revolving fund of Rs.1000/Ha has been disbursed to 343 farming groups

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to Rs. 3.20 lakhs. Later, the allocation was revised to Rs. 1.60 lakhs (8 field days). Till date, the IA has reportedly conducted 9 field days in 5 blocks for a total cost of Rs. 0.70 lakhs only. The remaining amount may also be utilised in conducting field days, esp. in the remaining 3 blocks.

Similarly, only 5 demonstrations (in 3 blocks, expenditure: Rs. 0.25 lakhs)) out of the revised target of 10 (outlay: Rs. 0.50 lakhs) have been completed (original target was for 50 demonstrations for a total cost of Rs. 1.50 lakhs).

The supply of inputs for demonstration has been completed.

Utilisation of native organisms as bio control agents for rice: As reported by the IA, (RARS Pattambi) the desired results of the research oriented project can be had only if the project period is extended. Due to the lack of time, the IA is implementing the trial in the field alongside the station trials. It is reported that the trials in the field would be effective only if it is implemented in the field based on the findings of the station trial (likely time of completion – October 2006).

Activities to be completed:

Mechanisation: Settlement of all the claims of the machines purchased and around 10% of the physical target to be achieved (likely completion by August 31, 2006 physical and October 2006 financial). The remaining 5 demonstrations are also to be conducted.

Participatory Technology Development: Results of field trials are to be mapped and reports are to be compiled.

P02AG02: Integrated Farming System

Implementing Agencies: Agriculture Department & Kerala Agricultural University

The objective of the project is to develop an integrated farming system by promoting multi-storey cropping system in coconut gardens with allied activities like introduction of supplementary enterprises viz. bee keeping, fisheries, piggery, dairy, poultry, etc. The project is being implemented in 7 Panchayats of Sreekrishnapuram Block and 9 Panchayats of Mannarkkad Block.

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to Rs. 3.20 lakhs. Later, the allocation was revised to Rs. 1.60 lakhs (8 field days).

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Financial Progress (as on July 31, 2006):

Total outlay of the project

: Rs. 164.40 lakhs

Amount released to the implementing agency

: Rs. 124.80 lakhs*

 

: Rs.

38.84 lakhs#

Expenditure reported by the Implementing agency Unutilised fund with the implementing agency

: Rs.

85.96 lakhs

(* Agri. Dept.- Rs. 100 lakhs, KAU – Rs. 11.20 lakhs, Rs. 7.50 lakhs for international workshop and Rs. 0.10 lakhs for workshop, KVK-Rs. 3lks, & Agri Engn.- Rs. 3 lks . # Agri. Dept. – Rs. 27.68 lakhs, KAU – Rs. 11.06 lakhs and Rs. 0.10 lakhs for workshop)

Physical Achievements/Outputs/Outcomes (as on July 31, 2006):

160 farmers with a total area of 90 acres identified in Mannarkad and 70 acres in

Sreekrishnapuram Blocks (10 farmers demonstration units.

each

from

each

Panchayat)

to

set

up

A total amount of Rs. 8 lakhs have been provided as Revolving Fund (for setting up

demonstration plots) for 70 farmers in Sreekrishnapuram Block and 90 farmers in Mannarkkad Block (Subsidy proposed is 25% of the total cost limited to Rs. 5000/- for 3 years; to be given in instalments of Rs. 2500 + Rs. 1500 + Rs. 1000 in 3 years). A total of 15 seminars/meetings of one day duration were conducted in both the blocks benefiting 495 farmers.

190 model integrated farming units have been selected in Sreekrishnapuram Block (by the Agri. Dept.) and 445 units in Mannarkkad block (of which 230 units by AGES and the rest by Agri. Dept.). An amount of Rs.12.70 lakhs has been distributed as subsidy to the farmers. AGES Trivandrum for Mannarkkad block and KVK, Pattambi for Sreekrishnapuram Block have been appointed for the implementation in the model farm units. 1696 farms surveyed in Sreekrishnapuram block. The scrutiny of the surveyed plots is in progress and 880 farms have been identified for finalisation. 1899 farms were surveyed in Mannarkkad Block; the scrutiny of the surveyed plots is in progress and 1650 farms have been identified for finalisation as on July 31, 2006.

KVK, Pattambi entrusted with the preparation of farm plans, has developed the formats for the survey. Farm plan forms, invoices and vouchers were handed over to the Agriculture Dept. and training of the volunteers were completed. The survey is in progress in both the Blocks.

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Financial Progress (as on July 31, 2006): Total outlay of the project : Rs. 164.40 lakhs

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As reported by the agency, the SHGs have to be formed from the beneficiaries of 160 demonstration plots of Mannarkkad and Sreekrishnapuram blocks. The work of organising the SHGs will start only after finalising the beneficiaries under the scheme. Draft of training module and activity are ready. The meetings are proposed to be conducted in the month of August 2006 for the purpose.

Modelling of nutrient flow and recommendation of sustainable enterprise combinations

The component was given Administrative Sanction on July 15, 2005.

The detailed inventory assessment of trees, crops, livestock and other enterprises in the Demonstration and Model plots in the 16 panchayats by on-farm interview with the farmer and visit/ traversing of the entire IFS plots and processing of the collected data have been completed. A multi-disciplinary team of scientists have scrutinized all the plots and narrowed down the selection to one demonstration plot and two model plots from each panchayat for the study. 270 soil sampling and chemical analysis have been completed. Micro site enrichment assessment is in progress and second set of soil sampling for chemical analysis have been completed for microsite enrichment studies.

Plant sample collection for quantifying nutrient export is in progress.

Soil sampling for microbial analyses from all homesteads have been completed and analysis is in progress.

200 litter traps have been purchased and installation is in progress.

Quantification of leaf litter addition and nutrient input is also in progress.

Soil samples have been collected for PGPR analysis from 48 plots. First phase (summer) disease mapping and light transmission, PAR availability assessment in IFS plots, second phase disease mapping, second phase light infiltration studies, etc. have been completed and soil samples for microbial studies (160), chemical analysis (370) and PGPR analysis collected, leaf litter addition and nutrient input quantified, basic details for assessment of nutrient budgeting and bio-resource flow collected and processing of light transmission measurement taken.

Labour saving Farm Mechanisation

AS was given for the project in October 2005.

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∑ As reported by the agency, the SHGs have to be formed from the beneficiaries of

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The registered societies short listed to become the custodians of the machines are reported to be:

(i) Farm Club of Sreekrishnapuram (ii) Karshaka Sahaya Samithy of Mannarkkad.

Issues/Observations:

The implementation of the project is very slow and it is reported that the project cannot be completed within August 2006.

An NGO, AGES, Trivandrum and KVK, Pattambi have been entrusted to carry out the implementation of model integrated farm units. The field level works were started during January 2006. A total of 4175 model farm units have to be established in the two blocks together. At present, only 190 units in Sreekrishnapuram and 445 units in Mannarkkad have been identified (215 by the Agriculture Dept. & 230 by AGES). About 880 farms have been short listed for finalisation in Sreekrishnapuram (out of the 1696 plots surveyed) as on July end, while 1650 units out of 1899 units surveyed (as on July end) have been short listed in Mannarkkad by KVK and AGES respectively. It is reported that the component will be completed by October 31, 2006.

It is reported that in Sreekrishnapuram block, the project is lagging behind schedule. About two third of the applications received from farmers had to be rejected since they did not conform to the requisites. It is also reported that 605 model integrated farms could not be implemented in the block due to these reasons. The drop out of volunteers and lack of co-ordination has also affected the functioning of the project in the Block.

The project will extend beyond October 2006 at the present pace of implementation.

Modelling of Nutrient Flow and recommendation of sustainable enterprise combinations by KAU are progressing well. As reported by the agency the project being research oriented, has to be extended so as to facilitate the providing of an authentic report on the findings. The component may extend till March 2007.

Labour Saving Farm Mechanisation: The project has been accorded AS only in December 2005. As per the guidelines, the machinery must be handed over to a registered body. After holding discussions at the Block and Panchayat levels, two registered societies have been short listed. Other activities in the component like assessing the requirement of the machinery listed in the project and the tender procedures are time consuming.

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∑ The registered societies short listed to become the custodians of the machines are reported to

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It is reported by the IA that the Rs 12 lakhs savings likely in the establishment of demonstration and model plots can be utilised for mechanisation component in Rice Productivity Enhancement.

Activities to be completed:

Demonstration: Third year component to be completed (likely completion by August

2006)

Model farms: Out of the 4175 plots to be identified for implementation in the two blocks, only 635 have been selected; 605 plots in Sreekrishnapuram have been dropped from the target due to the shortage of farms; 2935 plots are yet to be identified (2530 farms have been short listed for final scrutiny). Organisation of SHGs and training component (can be done only after the physical implementation of model farm units).

The documentation of success stories (to be done after the completion of the

project). The farm mechanisation component (assessment of requirement, tender procedures,

purchase, etc.) is yet to pick up momentum. Modelling of nutrient flow: the recording and analysis of the quantification of litter addition and nutrient input to continue for a year so that reports can be developed. Disease mapping to be done for the next two seasons for the microbial analysis.

P03AG03: Promotion of Bamboo Cultivation

Implementing Agency: Forest Department

The project aims at eco-conservation of Bharatapuzha River through planting of bamboo species over its river banks along 14 panchayats and Palakkad Municipality through which it flows.

Financial Progress (as on July 31, 2006):

Total outlay of the project

: Rs. 20.00 lakhs

Amount released to the implementing agency

: Rs. 17.50 lakhs

 

: Rs. 15.59 lakhs

Expenditure reported by the Implementing agency Unutilised fund with the implementing agency

: Rs.

1.91 lakhs

Physical Achievements/Outputs/Outcomes (as on July 31, 2006):

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 It is reported by the IA that the Rs 12 lakhs savings likely in the

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4 sites were prepared for nursery and fertiliser application, about 1,15,000

basketted seedlings were produced. 13 Paristhithi Samrakshana Samithies have been formed and 9 micro plans (by PSS)

have been approved. Even though PSS have started activities in 9 Panchayats and Palakkad Municipal Corporation, all are now defunct. In all the Panchayats and Palakkad Municipality and a total of 83,900 seedlings

were planted for about 117 km, 5550 casualties replaced. 4 meetings were held in Puduppariyaram, Malampuzha, Marutharoad and Pudussery

in connection with the preparation of bio-diversity register (total participants 317) and the bio-diversity registers have been submitted.

no.

of

Observations:

The survival rate of plants is reported to be roughly about 70 percent in general. However, on a random verification at a few locations of Kayaramkode, Vaniamkulam Trangalee kadavu, etc., near Ottapalam on March 2006, where the plantings have been taken place during November – December 2005, the survival rate is observed to be roughly 40%. The reasons for this are reported to be the floods (when the Moolathara dam was opened) resulting in washing away of the plants, destruction of plants due to cattle grazing, and drying up of plants due to lack of watering since the river dried up during summer months. The Social Forestry Department has agreed to carry out replanting at these sites at the Department’s own expense. However, it could only be taken up when the water level recedes and the site is ready for planting after the monsoons.

The Paristhithi Samrakshana Samithies formed for the implementation of the project are not seen to be taking interest in maintaining the planted bamboo and have remained largely passive in activities related to planting and ensuring sustenance of bamboo.

It is also reported that large scale encroachment and unauthorised sand mining of the Bharatapuzha river basin is adversely affecting the plants.

Instructions may be issued regarding the maintenance of the plants, after the scheme period of RSVY as the PSS are not functional in any of the Panchayats and more active involvement of LSGs, Kudumbashrees, local voluntary organisations, etc., may be sought for ensuring the sustenance of bamboo.

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∑ 4 sites were prepared for nursery and fertiliser application, about 1,15,000 ∑ basketted seedlings were

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Activities to be completed:

Casualty replacement of plants (waiting for the water level to subside).

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Activities to be completed: ∑ Casualty replacement of plants (waiting for the water level to subside).

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P04AG04: Vegetable and Fruits Promotion

Implementing Agency: Vegetable & Fruits Promotion Council, Keralam

The project is to promote vegetable and fruit cultivation through SHGs by enabling them to adopt improved production practices (9 panchayats have been covered under RSVY in the District from a total of 20 panchayats). It also aims to cater to the credit and marketing needs of farmers, develop a model Vegetable Seed Village and to promote horticulture in the dry areas of the District.

Financial Progress (as on July 31, 2006):

Total outlay of the project

: Rs. 292.91 lakhs

Amount released to the implementing agency

: Rs. 292.91 lakhs

 

: Rs. 262.71 lakhs

Expenditure reported by the Implementing agency Unutilised fund with the implementing agency

: Rs.

30.20 lakhs

Out of the total utilisation of Rs. 262.71 lakhs (as on July 31, 2006), Rs. 158.62 lakhs have been utilised for participatory credit management. The expenditure for the seed village component is reported to be Rs. 53.17 lakhs, while Rs. 6.12 lakhs were expended for activities related to sustenance of SHGs. Monitoring, evaluation and other expenses were made to the tune of Rs. 6.15 lakhs, Participatory Research and Problem Solving efforts incurred Rs. 3.46 lakhs, dry land horticulture Rs. 7.81 lakhs and Rs. 27.38 lakhs were utilised for group marketing efforts.

Physical Achievements/Outputs/Outcomes (as on July 31, 2006):

The physical achievements under various components of this project, except the construction of market centre are the same as those reported on March 31, 2006 as the physical targets of the project, except market centres, have already been achieved.

Development of sustainable SHGs

A total of 178 SHGs in 9 Panchayats have been formed under RSVY, 493 group activities conducted and 2844 regular group meetings held. Around 3000 farmers (1432 - vegetable and 1568 - banana) have been assisted in the Dist. since April 05

1571.46 hectares are under cultivation (828.77under vegetables and 742.69 under banana) from April 2005 to January 2006

534 Master Farmers were identified and 187 training programmes have been

arranged for them. 205 training programmes for SHGs have been conducted benefiting 3186 farmers

Training sessions for staff were conducted in all 9 Panchayats

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P04AG04: Vegetable and Fruits Promotion Implementing Agency: Vegetable & Fruits Promotion Council, Keralam The project is

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Average increase in the area of cultivation for vegetables is reported to be 0.82 Ha/SHG while that of banana is 0.28 Ha/SHG

Participatory research and problem solving, productivity and planting materials

Seasonal data have been collected from 3220 farmers, problem analysis conducted

in 45 instances, 37 PTD experiments initiated of which 21 have been completed and 1463 soil samples analysed and 5 result demonstrations conducted 732.60 Kg of vegetable seeds and 25,000 TC plants were distributed, 21 campaigns initiated (15 completed) and indigenous knowledge collected in 9 instances

Participatory credit management

24 bank branches participate in the scheme and 78 credit planning sessions were

held 1427 loans were availed with VFPCK share as Rs. 2,45,96,418 and bank share as Rs. 1,63,97,612 amounting to a total of Rs.4,09,94,030. Average credit uptake per farmer is Rs.28,727. Average time taken for credit delivery is reported to be 10 days.

Average reduction of interest on working capital through the credit linkage with the banks (when compared with the interest paid to loans from money lenders before the project) is reported to be Rs. 2655/Ha for a vegitable cultivator and Rs. 3190/Ha for a banana cultivator

Group marketing, value addition, product and market information

178 numbers of marketing master farmers are identified.

201 meetings were held to identify marketing issues (109) and marketing channels

(92)

82 SHGs have been identified for group marketing efforts

6 new

market

centres

were

started at Kizhakkanchery, Puduppariyaram,

Karimpuzha, Kollengode, Sreekrishnapuram and Malampuzha The total volume of transaction carried out in a centre is 2426.82 MT; veg-1108.98 MT and banana- 1317.84 MT

Out of the 6 market centres, construction of 2 has been complete and the remaining is in progress (expected date of completion: end of August’06 – 2 Nos. and end of September’06 – 2 Nos.)

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∑ Average increase in the area of cultivation for vegetables is reported to be 0.82 Ha/SHG

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The average increase in yield reported due to the innovative practices followed in

the project are reported to be 4.6T/Ha for vegetables and 5.6T/Ha of Banana.

Vegetable Seed Village

11 tonnes of vegetable seeds have been produced at a cost of Rs. 53.17 lakhs as on March 2006.

Dry land Horticulture

It is reported that 12,200 grafts of mango @ Rs. 27/graft, 1,900 pomegranate grafts @ Rs. 10/graft,365 pomegranate @ Rs. 15/graft 6,150 grafts of gooseberry@ Rs. 25/graft, 1125 grafts of sapota @ Rs.32/graft,500 grafts of sapota @ Rs.20/graft and 14,800 grafts of drumstick @ Rs. 5 / graft, 35 guava grafts @ Rs.15/graft were distributed to 355 farmers. The total area covered is reported to be 33.36 acres.

Observations:

Almost all the components of the project have been completed on schedule and it is observed that farmers are relatively happy with the introduction of group farming and for being assisted under the scheme. The group activities are taking place relatively well. This project has grouped vegetable growers into SHGs and channelised their produce through the market centres formed by the IA, making the farmers secure.

VFPCK has purchased the land for the construction of the six market centres. The construction of 2 marketing centres is complete and the remaining is in various stages.

The project will extend till September 2006 owing to the duration required for the civil construction.

The components included in the Dry land horticulture programme are the cost of planting material and transportation other than contingencies. However, no amount is earmarked for the monitoring of the planting activities of the farmers who received the planting materials. On a verification of 23 farmers in Vadakarapathy and Eruthyampathy Panchayats, the survival rate is observed to be about 62% only.

Activities to be completed:

The construction of the remaining four market centres.

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∑ The average increase in yield reported due to the innovative practices followed in the project

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Monitoring activities and the output analysis of Banana cultivation for the year 2005- 06 (harvest during August-September 2006).

P05AG05: Floriculture through Women Groups

Implementing Agency: Agriculture Department

This project aims at income generation among the women groups in Palakkad District by promoting floriculture. Apart from providing revolving fund to the women groups engaged in floriculture, it also aims at the creation of necessary infrastructure like reifer vans, facilities for grading, packing, store house and auction centre and improving marketing linkages. A detailed market study is also proposed under the project.

Financial Progress (as on July 31, 2006):

Total outlay of the project

: Rs. 150.00 lakhs

Amount released to the implementing agency

: Rs. 150.00 lakhs

 

: Rs. 135.52 lakhs

Expenditure reported by the Implementing agency Unutilised fund with the implementing agency

: Rs.

14.48 lakhs

Physical Achievements/Outputs/Outcomes (as on July 31, 2006):

It is reported that 114 flori clubs (3022members) were identified to start

cultivation of Jasmine in Kollengode, Palakkad, Chittur, Shornur, Trithala, Sreekrishnapuram, Pattambi, Nemmara, Alathur and Kuzhalmannom Blocks, and Mannarkkad under VFPCK, 49 flori clubs (1209 members) were identified to start cultivation of marigold in Chittur, Coyalmannom, Kollengode and Palakkad Blocks and Mannarkkad under VFPCK . Four groups (34 members) were identified to start cultivation of Anthurium in Kollengode, Chittur and Palakkad Blocks. In jasmine cultivation, all the targeted 2906 units were achieved, all the 975 units

were aided in marigold, however it is reported that plants did not survive in 24

units. For anthurium, out

of

the

35

units,

12

have been

achieved (earlier,

achievement was reported as 20 units, however, plants in 8 units did not survive).

Group formation for Jasmine cultivation is complete and training schedule for farmers of 51 batches have been completed (expenditure – Rs.7.94 lakhs: Rs. 16000/batch, 30 participants/batch). Planting materials of 48,75,000 seedlings for 975 units have been arranged for Marigold cultivation and planting is complete. Planting materials of 9,96,100 bush jasmine cuttings have been provided for 2906 units and planting is complete.

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∑ Monitoring activities and the output analysis of Banana cultivation for the year 2005- 06 (harvest

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The area covered under bush jasmine is reported to be 363.25 acres and under marigold, 240.50 acres.

Training for adopting anthurium cultivation is over and planting complete in 12

units. 105 wells were dug under the scheme and 174 pump sets, 377 head lights and 307 sprayers were distributed.

Women in Agriculture scheme

This scheme envisages creation of infrastructure and machinery to the women groups engaged in agriculture. Project proposal for Rs. 5 lakhs has been submitted and AS was issued on January 2006. The project is being implemented in Palakkad, Kuzhalmannam, Shornur, Alathur, Kollengode and Chittur blocks. As targeted, purchase of 30 almirahs, 2 minidoor autos, 4 copra driers, 1 power tiller and 1 power sprayer have been made.

Implementation of the Floriculture in NSS College Ottappalam (outlay Rs. 7.50 lakhs) is in progress. Vermicomposting unit and planting of bush jasmine and the green house for orchid and anthurium cultivation are complete. The site identified to dig the bore well was not yielding water and therefore the well in the hostel compound was revitalised for irrigation purposes. The inlet and outlet system work of the rain water harvesting structure is in progress.

Issues/Observations:

The project was a slow starter and gained momentum only during the latter stages. Practically, the activities related to the implementation of the scheme began during December 2004 only. The reasons for the delay in the initial phase were reported to be:

Delay in obtaining the market study report from TNAU (entrusted during June 2004,

but report was submitted only on January 2005 last week). Difficulty in identifying the flori clubs that existed in the District as many of them

were defunct. Lukewarm responses from the groups representing women from economically backward classes due to the requirement of high investment, their small land holdings, inability to find suitable land for a minimum of 7 years at a stretch and relatively low subsidy portion.

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∑ The area covered under bush jasmine is reported to be 363.25 acres and under marigold,

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According to the IA, the target for anthurium (100 units) has to be reduced to 35 units and additional bush jasmine/marigold units have been taken up. It is reported that sufficient planting materials for anthurium is unavailable. The achievement till date is only 12 units as the plants in 8 units did not survive (total 20 units planted).

It is reported that approximately 30% of the plants were washed out in the incessant rains that followed after planting and the replacements were done.

The other components like the setting up of the society, flower collection centres, etc., are in progress.

It was found that some of the marigold units have sold their produce in the District level society as well as in the open market and earned a marginal to average income. Some of them reported that the price offered by the market is much more than the price offered by the society which is already functioning in the district.

All other components under the scheme are complete apart from the construction of the flower collection centres, which is in progress, the purchase of the reifer van and the implementation of the floriculture in NSS College, Ottappalam (85% complete).

Activities to be completed:

Purchase of riefer van

Construction of the flower collection centre which is underway (projected time of completion: October 31, 2006) The handing over of the revolving fund to the flower collection centre once it is functional The implementation of floriculture in NSS College Ottappalam – rain water harvesting structures and planting of orchids and anthurium ((projected time of completion: August 31, 2006)

P06AG06: Setting up of Modern Rice Mill Complex

Implementing Agency: PADDICO

This project aims at making available the critical gap of funds for setting up of a Modern

Rice Mill Complex under the

co-operative sector to ensure better price realisation

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for

 According to the IA, the target for anthurium (100 units) has to be reduced to

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poor farmers. The construction of the godown to stock 1000 metric tonnes of grain for Rs. 150 lakhs and the installation of a Sortex machine for Rs.30 lakhs sanctioned in 2005. Financial Progress (as on July 31, 2006):

Total outlay of the project

: Rs. 230.00 lakhs

Amount released to the implementing agency

: Rs. 200.00 lakhs

 

: Rs.

50.00 lakhs

Expenditure reported by the Implementing agency Unutilised fund with the implementing agency

: Rs. 150.00 lakhs

Physical Achievements/Outputs/Outcomes (as on July 31, 2006):

The first phase of the project viz. fire protection machines, parboiling shed roof, electrification, 250 KVA DG set, electronic weigh bridge and ETP is complete and the rice mill has started production since August 2004 Administrative and Technical sanctions for the godown and the sortex machine were given. The tender for the construction of godown has been finalised and the work has begun. The quotation for the sortex machine has also been accepted and the discussion with the supplier is in progress.

About 288 T/month of paddy processed through Paddico (as on March 31, 2006)

Issues/Observation:

At the present pace of implementation, it is highly likely that the project may extend atleast till December 2006.

The quotation for the sortex machines accepted and discussions with the supplier

regarding the additional /alteration as per the requirement is in progress. It is reported that, the machine will be installed before 31 st August 2006. However, the electrification process and the trial run can be conducted only in September 2006. The IA has reported a savings of Rs. 1.50 lakhs in this component and has proposed to utilise this fund to upgrade their Electronic Weigh Bridge which was given under RSVY since the transactions will be of a higher volume with the facility of the additional godown. It is also reported that an agreement in principle has been made by the Minister to arrange for a tie up with the Civil Supplies Corporation for the successful functioning of the Mill.

Activities to be completed:

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poor farmers. The construction of the godown to stock 1000 metric tonnes of grain for Rs.

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Construction of the godown component

Installation of the sortex machine

P07AG07: Grain Storage Centres

Implementing Agency: Agriculture Department

The objective of this project is to protect the farmers from the adverse market conditions during the cropping season by the construction of grain storage centres at Erimayur, Kollengode, Kuzhalmannam and Vaniamkulam.

Financial Progress (as on July 31, 2006):

Total outlay of the project

: Rs.

36.50 lakhs

Amount released to the implementing agency

: Rs.

36.50 lakhs

 

: Rs.

36.04 lakhs

Expenditure reported by the Implementing agency Unutilised fund with the implementing agency

: Rs.

0.46 lakhs

Physical Achievements/Outputs/Outcomes (as on July 31, 2006):

Work has been completed in Kollengode and Kuzhalmannam, Erimayur and

Vaniyamkulam benefitting 290, 415, 370 and 200 farmers respectively. Construction of all the 4 centres has been complete.

4 grain storage centres of 100 T capacities have been added to the paddy procurement infrastructure in the District.

Issues/Observations:

The implementation of the project got delayed since the construction works of the centres had to be re-tendered as the Technical Advisory Committee had suggested some improvements in the design (date of re-tender: September 07, 2004). Earlier the work was tendered before obtaining technical sanction. Another reason for delay is reported to be the shifting of location from Ananganadi to Vaniyamkulam due to non availability of land at Ananganadi.

The physical targets of the project are complete since the construction of all the 4 grain storage centres is complete. Even though the allocation for the Vaniyamkulam storage centre is 8.75 lakhs, the tender was finalised for Rs. 9.80 lakhs. AS for Rs. 9.80 lakhs has been issued conditionally that the excess amount of Rs. 1.05 lakhs has to be met from other sources. The IA has requested to utilise the interest accrued in the project account or from the savings, if any, for the purpose.

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∑ Construction of the godown component ∑ Installation of the sortex machine P07AG07: Grain Storage Centres

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Activities to be completed:

The project is complete. The sanction and release of the additional requirement of Rs. 1.05 lakhs is awaited.

P08AG08: Setting up of Fruit & Vegetable Processing Units

Implementing Agencies: CFTRI & VFPCK

The project aims to set up processing units for tomato and mango to protect the farmers from price fluctuations and exploitation by middlemen.

Financial Progress (as July 31, 2006):

Amount released to the implementing agency

: Rs.

1.75 lakhs

 

: Rs.

1.75 lakhs

Expenditure reported by the Implementing agency Unutilised fund with the implementing agency

: Nil

Rs. 1.75 lakhs were given to CFTRI during August 2004 for the preparation of project report.

Issues:

According to the DPR prepared by CFTRI, one acre of land and 20-30 KL of water supply per day is to be assured for the plant to run smoothly. A technical committee was held on 22-08-2005 requested State Plan support of Rs. 45 lakhs for three years starting from 2005-06. The availability of land and water supply are not yet confirmed. The SPB has clarified that it is not possible to provide fund from State Plan. The project has

been dropped.

P09AG09: Rural Micro Enterprises and Leased Land Cultivation by Kudumbashree

Implementing Agency: Kudumbashree

The objective of the project is poverty eradication and empowerment of women from poor families through promotion of sustainable Micro Enterprises and Leased Land Farming.

Financial Progress (as on July 31, 2006):

Total outlay of the project

: Rs.

347.74 lakhs

Amount released to the implementing agency

: Rs.

347.74 lakhs

 

: Rs.

347.74 lakhs

Expenditure reported by the implementing agency Unutilised fund with the implementing agency

: Nil

It is reported that as on July 31, 2006, Rs. 100 lakhs have been utilised for providing RF to NHGs, Rs. 152.74 lakhs for the assistance to micro enterprises, Rs. 78.00 lakhs for the intervention in leased land farming and Rs. 17.00 lakhs for training for skill upgradation.

Physical Achievements/Outputs/Outcomes (as on July 31, 2006):

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Activities to be completed: ∑ The project is complete. The sanction and release of the additional

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183 batches were given training for skill up gradation benefiting 17,906 persons

365 micro enterprises (1963 members) have been assisted and 1000 NHGs were

provided with RF Average income earned by a member of the stabilised micro enterprises is reported

o

o

o

to be Rs. 750/month Under leased land farming, 1388 groups (total no. of members - 9625) were

assisted with subsidy and 892.26 Ha were brought under cultivation (physical target 1000 Ha ) Average income earned through leased land farming is reported to be

Vegetables: Rs. 8482/scre/season/group

Banana: Rs. 44583/acre/season/group

Paddy: Rs. 3200/acre/harvest/group

Observations:

The project is complete. The project has benefited the needy sections of the society.

P10AG10: Promotion of Modern Breeds of Goats

Implementing Agency: Animal Husbandry Department

The project aims at the upgradation of genetic make-up of goats of through promotion of Artificial Insemination (AI) in goats.

Financial Progress (as on July 31, 2006):

   

Total outlay of the project

 

: Rs. 15.00 lakhs

 
 

Amount released to the implementing agency

 

: Rs. 15.00 lakhs

   

: Rs. 15.00 lakhs

 

Expenditure reported by the Implementing agency Unutilised fund with the implementing agency

 

: Nil

Physical Status/Outputs (as on July 31, 2006):

 
 

Out

of

the

100

institutions

identified

for

the

programme,

Scheme

was

Implemented only in 60 institutions Training for six batches (10institutions/batch) was completed at the Veterinary College, Mannuthy and at KLDB, Dhoni during July, 2004 and December 2004.

Purchased AI equipments worth Rs.6.82 lakhs.

 

District level inauguration of the goat insemination programme was carried out on October 13, 2004 and awareness camps were conducted at Mannarkkad,

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∑ 183 batches were given training for skill up gradation benefiting 17,906 persons ∑ 365 micro

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Kanjikkode, Chittur, Sreekrishnapuram, Vaniyamkulam, Vadakarapathy, Koduvayur, Akathethara, Coyalmannam and Alathur

A total of 3427 inseminations conducted in 2225 goats so far and it is reported that 882 kids were produced and 1159 animals out of 2324 tested for pregnancy found to be positive till May 2006(49.80% success)

Observations:

The project is complete. It is observed that the progress of the project got slowed down due to delay in providing training at the Veterinary University, Mannuthy, other procedural delays in the department, implementation of the Goshree programme, etc. and hence the IA had to reduce its target of implementation to 60 institutions instead of the original 100 institutions envisaged.

P11AG11: Reservoir Fisheries

Implementing Agency: Fisheries Dept.

The project aims to utilize reservoirs for obtaining maximum sustainable yield, increase in production and to uplift SC/ST fishermen.

Financial Progress (as on July 31, 2006):

Total outlay of the project

: Rs. 40.00 lakhs

Amount released to the implementing agency

: Rs. 40.00 lakhs

 

: Rs. 40.00 lakhs

Expenditure reported by the Implementing agency Unutilised fund with the implementing agency

: Nil

Physical Achievements/Outputs/Outcomes (as on July 31, 2006):

Fish seed were stocked in Malampuzha & Meenkara reservoirs and related activities

like patrolling and fishing, purchase of fishing nets, etc. have been carried out The renovations of the sale counter at Malampuzha have been carried out

In Malampuzha sales carried out through the sale counter of the Fisheries Dept and through local fish vendors. Possibility to market through Kudumbasree units through the new renovated counter is being explored

The groups are stabilised and training to Kudumbasree ladies in Entrepreneur Development and Fish Processing imparted

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Kanjikkode, Chittur, Sreekrishnapuram, Vaniyamkulam, Vadakarapathy, Koduvayur, Akathethara, Coyalmannam and Alathur ∑ A total of 3427 inseminations

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85652.71 kg of fish for Rs.26.43 lakhs and 97781.28 kg of fish for Rs. 40.52 lakhs have been sold from Malampuzha and Meenkara reservoirs respectively (as on July end).

Out of the savings of Rs.5.00 lakhs under seed stocking, sanction accorded for the purchase of nets for the fishermen based on the request of the implementing agency. The purchase of equipments and nets is complete

It is reported that 36 and 145 fishermen families of Meenkara and Malampuzha

dams have benefited immensely by the scheme The average income per member per year is reported to be Rs. 22,870 for Meenkara and Rs. 11,821 for Malampuzha.

Observations:

The project is complete.

Harvest of fish stocked under RSVY had commenced during July 2005.

Seed stocking has taken place during the months of July and August 2005.

As suggested by the IA, the project may be handed over to the dept. after the project period so that the Govt. share of the sales proceeds are credited in the account, which may be later used for issuing revolving fund to the fishermen.

P12AG12: Establishment of Common Facility Centre

The project aims at establishing a common facilities centre for producing and selling bamboo based articles like baskets, flower baskets, ornamental baskets, etc. It also envisages an integrated approach to upgrade skills and craftsmanship of artisans along with developing a steady market for their products.

Financial Progress (as on July 31, 2006):

Total outlay of the project

: Rs. 15.00 lakhs

Amount released to the implementing agency

: Nil

 

: Nil

Expenditure reported by the Implementing agency Unutilised fund with the implementing agency

: Nil

Physical Achievements/Outputs (as on July 31, 2006):

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∑ 85652.71 kg of fish for Rs.26.43 lakhs and 97781.28 kg of fish for Rs. 40.52

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The project was to be taken up at the second year of implementation of RSVY. The location for the centre had been identified as Thenkurissi. However, the project has been dropped due to lack of interest from the stakeholders. The District Level Implementation Committee had earlier not approved the project submitted by the District Industries Centre (due to lack of forward and backward linkages).

P13AG13: Technology Development for Agriculture

Implementing Agencies: Soil Survey Dpt., NBSS, B'lore & KAU

The objective of the project is to prepare the cadastral level soil maps for two blocks (Chittur & Kollengode) and carry out detailed characterisation of the soils in order to give regional fertilizer recommendation for rice for increasing the productivity.

Financial Progress (as July 31, 2006):

Total outlay of the project

: Rs.

138.74 lakhs

Amount released to the implementing agency

: Rs.

136.74 lakhs

 

: Rs.

94.28 lakhs

Expenditure reported by the Implementing agency Unutilised fund with the implementing agency

: Rs.

42.46 lakhs

The amount released includes Rs. 72.20 lakhs for NBSS, Rs. 52.54 lakhs for KAU and Rs. 12 lakhs for KSSSO.

As on July 31, 2006, the expenditure reported by the Implementing Agencies is as follows: Rs. 36.10 lakhs (NBSS), Rs. 46.20 lakhs (KAU) and Rs. 11.98 lakhs (KSSSO; excluding Rs. 5.67 lakhs allotted from the other scheme, establishment of Agriculture Precision Diagnostic Centre).

Physical Achievements/Outputs/Outcomes (as on July 31, 2006):

Survey of 42 panchayats to be conducted and the soil samples has to be analysed. Survey has to be conducted in 30 panchayats by KSSSO and in 12 panchayats by NBSS

NBSS

The entire area of 40,080 Ha. in 12 Panchayats has been surveyed by NBSS

The targeted 16,000 surface samples collection completed

It is reported that the Agro-ecological map has been prepared and presented to

review team and finalisation of the same in progress Digital processing of soil map data has been completed for 14 Panchayats and the others are in progress.

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The project was to be taken up at the second year of implementation of RSVY. The

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Pre-written material for climatic analysis of all Panchayats for incorporation in all reports is completed

Soil survey report preparation is under progress.

KSSSO

A total of 90,856 Ha. has been covered under detailed soil survey by 5 field parties (59,068 Ha. under DSS-dry and 31,226 under DSS -wet)

1420 nos. of soil profiles studied and 39,508 nos. of surface samples collected.

38,870 samples have been sent to RARS Pattambi for analysis.

The draft final report for Pudunagaram was presented at the review meeting and was

well received. Draft final report of Peruvemba and Vadavannur are completed. The watershed map of Palakkad district is currently being digitised.

A software routine in GIS environment developed for display of soil fertility data in user friendly manner and its generation in map form. Soil fertility of individual survey numbers can be displayed on cadastral base map using the said technique.

KAU

RARS and KAU have collected soil samples for soil fertility mapping and nutrient

management plan for rice soils of Palakkad. Out of 53,818 samples collected and processed, number of samples dried and

weighed- 47,837 and samples analysed for micro and macro nutrients- 28,065. Adaptive trials, preparation of soil fertility maps in progress.

Development of regional fertilizer recommendations for rice in Palakkad District in progress.

Interpretation of the soil data pertaining to the Panchayats under investigation for practical applications and collection of plant samples in progress.

Collection of plant samples commenced and in progress.

Issues/Observations:

The project is progressing well. KSSSO has completed their field work and the report is due on August 2006. KAU has requested for the extension up to September 2007, owing to the typical nature of the project. According to them, the soil samples cannot be analysed within the present time frame as the processes are time consuming. The plant sample analysis is expected to be complete by August end. The report can be compiled

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∑ Pre-written material for climatic analysis of all Panchayats for incorporation in all reports is completed

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by NBSS only when the relevant data are provided to them. Activities of NBSS like surface soil sampling, preparation of agro ecological map, etc., have been completed and digital processing of soil map data is in progress. Soil survey report preparation is also in progress.

Activities to be completed:

The

analysis

of

the

soil

samples

collected

including

upland

soil

samples,

preparation

of

soil

fertiliser

maps

and

development

of

regional

rice

recommendation to be completed (in progress at present). The plant sample analysis (to be complete by August 2006)

The findings of the adaptive trials to be recorded.

The total soil survey report for 42 Panchayats to be finalised.

KSSSO has completed the field work. Report to be ready by August 31, 2006.

KAU has reported that almost 60% of the work is completed and requested for extension up to September 2007.

P14AG14: Establishment of Agriculture Precision Diagnostic Centre

Implementing Agencies: IISR Kozhikkode & Agriculture Department

The project attempts to establish an Agricultural Clinic with all modern facilities for the detection and monitoring of pests/diseases in crops, and nutrient deficiency/excess in soil and plants. It also aims at the production of biological control agents of important pests and diseases of crops, production of bio-fertilizers, etc.

Financial Progress (as on July 31, 2006):

Total outlay of the project

: Rs. 27.93 lakhs

 

: Rs. 27.93 lakhs

Amount released to the implementing agency Expenditure reported by the Implementing agency

: Rs. 27.93 lakhs

Rs. 2.26 lakhs was released to IISR and Rs. 5.67 lakhs was released to KSSSO for Technology Development, and Rs. 20 lakhs for JD (Agri.) towards Precision Diagnostic Centre

Physical Achievements/Outputs/Outcomes (as on July 31, 2006):

Technical Advisory Committee has cleared the modified report of IISR and Administrative Sanction has been given for the Project Report

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by NBSS only when the relevant data are provided to them. Activities of NBSS like surface

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Rs. 20 lakhs has been allotted for equipping the lab at Pattambi. AS and TS were

issued on December 2005. Supply order has been placed with the company (including that for import) and 6 equipments received. The letter of credit, required for the import of the remaining equipment (Atomic Absorption Spectro- Photometer) submitted. The electrification of the bio-fertilizer lab has been carried out.

Issues/Observations:

Project is almost complete. According to the IA, the purchase of specialised equipments took a longer time than anticipated due to their shortage. It is expected that the project will be complete by August 31, 2006.

Activities to be completed:

Import of equipment is to be completed

P15WR01, P16WR02 & P17WR03:

Pothundy)

Irrigation Projects (Malampuzha, Mangalam and

Implementing Agency: Irrigation Dept. (Executive Engineer, Malampuzha)

The three schemes aim at improving the physical conditions of the Malampuzha, Mangalam and Pothundy irrigation canals so as to improve the irrigation facilities for paddy cultivation by reducing the water loss in canals and enhance crop productivity in the District.

Financial Progress (as on July 31, 2006):

Total outlay of the project

: Rs.

1163.00 lakhs

Amount released to the implementing agency

: Rs.

1141.15 lakhs

 

: Rs.

1123.51 lakhs

Expenditure reported by the Implementing agency Unutilised fund with the implementing agency

: Rs.

17.64 lakhs

Till June end, Rs. 666.04 lakhs of expenditure has been reported for Malampuzha, while Rs. 205.61 lakhs and Rs. 251.86 lakhs have been utilised for Mangalam and Pothundy respectively.

Physical Achievements/Outputs/Outcomes (as on July 31, 2006):

Malampuzha

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∑ Rs. 20 lakhs has been allotted for equipping the lab at Pattambi. AS and TS

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All the 31 works have been completed for the first year and 39 works of the second year have been taken up.

Among the works initiated in the second phase, 38 works have been completed

while one work has been abandoned. Ayacut area of 1356 Ha. stabilised and conveyance loss in the project area could be brought down by aprox. 12.50%.

Mangalam

All the five works taken up for the first year has been completed and 11 works

have been taken up for the second year. The 11 works for the second year have been completed.

Ayacut area of 691.71 Ha. has stabilised and approximately 5 days was saved on the time taken for turn.

Pothundy

All the 18 works taken up for the first phase and 17 works for the second phase

have been completed. 117.47 Ha. ayacut area (total area 211.56 Ha.) has been benefited after the first phase and the conveyance loss could be brought down by aprox. 5% (after the first phase)

Observations:

The project is almost complete. Only the final settlement of bills is pending.

Activities to be completed:

Final settlement of bills of the completed works.

P18WR04: Ground Water Development

Implementing Agency: Ground Water Department

The objective of the project is to improve drinking water/irrigation facilities through the creation of micro water supply schemes (bore well based, Operation and Maintenance by the community) and construction of sub surface dykes to increase the ground water level.

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∑ All the 31 works have been completed for the first year and 39 works of

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Financial Progress (as on July 31, 2006):

Total outlay of the project

: Rs. 4.35 lakhs

Amount released to the implementing agency

: Rs. 4.13 lakhs

 

: Rs. 3.60 lakhs

Expenditure reported by the Implementing agency Unutilised fund with the implementing agency

: Rs. 0.53 lakhs

Rs. 2.10 lakhs utilised for purchasing satellite imageries and the remaining Rs. 1.50 lakhs utilised for digging borewells.

Physical Achievements/Outputs/Outcomes (as on July 31, 2006):

12 Satellite images were procured from the NRSA, Hyderabad.

 

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sites

have

been

identified

for

constructing

bore

wells;

Ottapalam

(6),

Sreekrishnapuram (6), Malampuzha (4), Alathur (4) and Mannarcaud (3). Bore wells have been drilled in 2 sites each in Alathur and Ottappalam Blocks and in 1

site in Sreekrishnapuram Block. 4 wells (in Alathur and Ottappalam Blocks) are yielding water and are suitable for

Micro Water Supply Schemes, while the one in Cherpulassery Panchayat is found to be dry. Lack of technical experts is reported to be the reason for the non-completion of the project by the implementing agency.

Issues/Observations:

The project could not be implemented as targeted. The only activities taken up so far have been the purchase of satellite imageries and digging of bore-wells in 4 sites.

As reported by the IA, lack of support staff in the dept. is the main reason for the non- implementation of the project as per targets.

Tenders called for constructing the water distribution scheme for the sites were reportedly 50-60% above the estimate, even after re-tendering and negotiations with the potential suppliers.

Since the tenders received are above the permitted norms, the schemes have been dropped as the work cannot be negotiated. Decision has been taken at the 7 th SLSC meeting to fix hand pumps at the four locations where the tube wells have been dug.

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Financial Progress (as on July 31, 2006): Total outlay of the project : Rs. 4.35 lakhs

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However, it is reported that the four wells dug under the scheme have been included in the micro water supply scheme under Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission, under which the remaining activities will be carried out. It is also reported that Rs. 0.53 lakhs kept for installing hand pumps will be returned back to the District A/c and

the project will be closed.

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 However, it is reported that the four wells dug under the scheme have been included

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P19WR05: Local level Water Resources Management

Implementing Agency: Maithri (NGO)

The project aims at the revitalisation of the existing local level water resources in Erimayur Panchayat through renovation of the existing tanks, integrating them with the distribution system of the near by irrigation projects and providing training on Operation and Maintenance activities to the farmers. This project is being implemented with community participation and the O&M activities of the renovated tanks have to be carried out by the beneficiary groups.

Financial Progress (as on July 31, 2006):

Total outlay of the project

: Rs. 15.00 lakhs

Amount released to the implementing agency

: Rs.

9.00 lakhs

 

: Rs.

6.70 lakhs

Expenditure reported by the Implementing agency Unutilised fund with the implementing agency

: Rs.

2.30 lakhs

Physical Achievements/Outputs/Outcomes (as on July 31, 2006):

4 schemes have been originally allotted under this project, of which 2 have been

dropped due to lack of interest and non payment of beneficiary share. Additional 8 schemes have been proposed in their place.

The works of 6 ponds out of the total 10 have been completed, the work on one

pond is in progress and the remaining 3 are yet to be taken up. It is reported that the monsoon, delay in approval of the additional list of ponds

and delay in fund release are the causes for the delay. It is reported that the area irrigated after completing 5 ponds fully is 181 Ha. and the total area proposed after the completion of 10 ponds is 319 Ha.

Observations:

The proceeds received from the sale of mud of the excavated ponds are being substituted for beneficiary contribution. The beneficiary contribution envisaged is 10% by way of cash or by labour. In certain cases, the income from the sale of mud (as the beneficiary contribution) goes upto 20% - 30% of the project cost. This amount coupled with the savings accrued as a result of the works being quoted at govt. rates instead of the prevailing local rates, has allowed more no. of ponds to be undertaken in the project.

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P19WR05: Local level Water Resources Management Implementing Agency: Maithri (NGO) The project aims at the revitalisation

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Out of 10 ponds, 6 have been completed and only one more will be complete by August 31, 2006. The IA has reported that the remaining 3 ponds could only be taken up after the two cropping seasons and when the water level of the ponds recedes during March

  • 2007. It has to be decided whether the works on these 3 ponds are to be taken up or

not.

Activities to be completed:

The balance work of 3 ponds (will only be completed by March 2007).

P20WR06: Model Watershed

Implementing Agency: START (NGO)

This project is aimed at implementing a model watershed in Erattakulam in Nalleppilly Panchayat Financial Progress (as on July 31, 2006):

 

Total outlay of the project

 

: Rs. 70.00 lakhs

   

Amount released to the implementing agency

 

: Rs.

1.65 lakhs

 

: Rs.

1.65 lakhs

Expenditure reported by the Implementing agency Unutilised fund with the implementing agency

: Nil

Amount was given during August 2004.

 

Present Status (as on July 31, 2006):

 

The project has been dropped.

 

Activities

like

base

line

data

collection

through

PRIs,

awareness

creation,

reconnaissance survey, transect walk, preparation of resource map, analysis of soil types, socio economic survey, data collection in the project area, 30 PRAs and 4 awareness programmes have been completed and a micro plan has been prepared for the project.

However, the micro plan submitted by the implementing agency was for a total expenditure of Rs. 4.45 crores. The IA was asked to prepare a revised project for Rs. 70 lakhs by prioritising activities, which did not materialise. The DLTAC has not approved the micro plan and subsequently the project was dropped.

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 Out of 10 ponds, 6 have been completed and only one more will be complete

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P21WR07: River Basin Planning and Consultancies

Implementing Agency: IWMI

The project aims at preparing a plan for the development of water resources in the Bharathapuzha river basin.

Financial Progress (as on July 31, 2006):

Total outlay of the project

: Rs. 10.00 lakhs

Amount released to the implementing agency

: Rs. 10.00lakhs

 

: Rs.

8.45 lakhs

Expenditure reported by the Implementing agency Unutilised fund with the implementing agency

: Rs.

1.55 lakhs

Physical Achievements/Outputs/Outcomes (as on July 31, 2006):

AS was issued in August 2005. Primary data collection from the farmer households has been completed from the 8 reservoir command areas and data entry has also been completed. Secondary data have also been collected for all taluks falling in Bharathapuzha basin

relating to cropping pattern; land use classification, cropped area in different seasons, irrigated cropped area in different seasons, area Irrigated by source, number of wells, tanks/ponds, farm harvest price of different crops, livestock population, human population (Rural & Urban Taluk wise from 1971-2001), type of industries, location, annual production, rainfall pattern, etc. Base map of the river basin has been collected and hydrology data analysis, GIS map of the river basin, etc. have been completed.

Water resistant seed adaptation pattern, agriculture & water usage study of Chittur

and the investment plan have been completed. The draft project report has been submitted to the State Planning board for evaluation.

Observations:

The project is going as per schedule and can be completed by August 31, 2006.

Activities to be completed:

Finalisation of the draft report.

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P21WR07: River Basin Planning and Consultancies Implementing Agency: IWMI The project aims at preparing a plan

Centre for Management Development, Trivandrum

P22WR08: Reconstruction of Kunnumpidari Eri

Implementing Agency: Irrigation Dept. (EE, Chitturpuzha Project)

The project aims at reconstructing the breach of the Kunnumpidari Eri (the tank has a well-built earth dam and is about 100 years old) and other essential minor repairs.

Financial Progress (as on July 31, 2006):

Total outlay of the project

: Rs. 65.00 lakhs

Amount released to the implementing agency

: Rs. 54.54 lakhs

 

: Rs. 54.54 lakhs

Expenditure reported by the Implementing agency Unutilised fund with the implementing agency

: Nil

Physical Achievements/Outputs/Outcomes (as on July 31, 2006):

Tender was awarded for 45.90% less than the estimated amount.

It is reported that the work had started on September, 2004.

The project is complete and is ready for inauguration.

The final settlement of bills is yet to be complete.

Water has been stored and used for distribution during the season in 2005.

Storage capacity of the tank is 833000 cubic metres and 800 Ha of agriculture area has been supported additionally. It is also reported that the existing irrigation streams have been benefited by the percolation from the eri.

P23WR09: Renovation of Muthukounder Weir

Implementing Agency: Executive Engineer, District Panchayat

The scheme is to strengthen the body wall of the Muthukounder weir, to carry out the patch repairs in the left bank and removing the blockage of the channel by weeds.

Financial Progress (as on July 31, 2006):

Total outlay of the project

: Rs. 15.00 lakhs

Amount released to the implementing agency

: Rs. 14.57 lakhs

 

: Rs. 14.57 lakhs

Expenditure reported by the Implementing agency Unutilised fund with the implementing agency

: Nil

The entire amount for the scheme has been utilised by June 2004.

Project has been completed and payment given. The weir has a storage capacity of 45000 cubic metre and 300 acres of agricultural land can be irrigated by it.

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P22WR08: Reconstruction of Kunnumpidari Eri Implementing Agency: Irrigation Dept. (EE, Chitturpuzha Project) The project aims at

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P248WR10: Watershed based Master Plan

Implementing Agency: IRTC (NGO)

The project aims at preparing a comprehensive master plan based on watershed approach for Chittur and Kollengode blocks with the active participation of local self governments and community.

Financial Progress (as July 31, 2006):

Total outlay of the project

: Rs. 12.00 lakhs

Amount released to the implementing agency

: Rs. 12.00 lakhs

 

: Rs. 12.00 lakhs

Expenditure reported by the Implementing agency Unutilised fund with the implementing agency

: Nil

Physical Achievements/Outputs/Outcomes (as on July 31, 2006):

Chittur Block

A total of 6 Panchayats in Chittur Block had participated, where 24 Panchayat level

and 6 Block level meetings/discussions took place for the effective implementation of the scheme. 106 master trainers were recruited and 444 volunteers had been identified Preparation of intervention maps and master plan report is complete.

The Project report of Chittur Block has been submitted.

Kollengode Block

A total of 5 Panchayats in Kollengode Block had participated. Panchayat and Block

level discussions (10 and 3 Nos. respectively) have been completed. 54 Master trainers and 292 local volunteers have been identified. Preparation of intervention map, project estimate and master plan report has been completed.

The Project report of Kollengode Block has been submitted

Observations:

The project is complete.

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P248WR10: Watershed based Master Plan Implementing Agency: IRTC (NGO) The project aims at preparing a comprehensive

Centre for Management Development, Trivandrum

The IA has reported that lack of proper involvement and participation by elected representatives of local bodies severely hampered the effectiveness and progress of the programme.

P25WR11: Participatory Irrigation Management

Implementing Agency: CWRDM

The scheme is a pilot project on Participatory Irrigation Management being implemented in the Kuthannur branch canal of the Malampuzha project. The project is an attempt to increase farmers’ direct involvement in irrigation management, which ultimately would result in the transfer of authority and responsibilities from Govt. to farmer organisations.

Financial Progress (as on July 31, 2006):

Total outlay of the project

: Rs. 53.38 lakhs

Amount released to the implementing agency

: Rs. 53.38

lakhs

 

: Rs. 40.89

lakhs

Expenditure reported by the Implementing agency Unutilised fund with the implementing agency

: Rs. 12.49 lakhs

The amount utilised so far is for conducting discussions, meetings, training programmes, etc., and as administrative expenses and for physical system improvements (Rs. 35.54 lakhs).

Physical Achievements/Outputs/Outcomes (as on July 31, 2006):

Work has been initiated by CWRDM during June 2004 and the activities in the preparation phase and organisation phase have been completed and are presently at the last part of the rehabilitation phase.

PRAs, IEC activities, etc., have been carried out, ayacut maps of the branch and field canals were prepared, outlet based WUAs have been formed at 26 places and 17 shutters of sluices of branch canal have been replaced.

Branch canal level WUA was formed, leaders were elected, training programmes for them were conducted (on roles & responsibilities, agro-economic activities, O&M activities, etc), bye-laws and MoUs had been prepared and meetings of women were organised.

BWUA was accorded Administrative Sanction for the rehabilitation works by WRD.

As part of capacity building, training/discussion was conducted on accounts

keeping, functioning of WUAs/SHGs. Action is taken to repair farm equipments available in the BWUA area and training for WUA leaders was conducted on scientific management practices of Mechanised farming.

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The IA has reported that lack of proper involvement and participation by elected representatives of local

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Detailed estimates for the rehabilitation works have been submitted for technical sanction. Labour bank was constituted at the BWUA level. Bank accounts were opened by sluice WUAs. A training programme on scientific management practices of mechanised farming

participating about 200 farmer leaders has been conducted at Kuzhalmannam. The agreement was signed between the sluice WUAs and the Asst. Executive

Engineer for 24 WUAs on December 2005. Work of rehabilitation was carried out in 29 samithies. Works in 27 SWUAs are

completed and bills are paid for 17 of them. Joint bank account has been opened by the President of the Branch WUA and the Asst. Ex. Engr., WRD. The payments for the works are paid through this account.

Observations:

The project was to be completed by December 2005. The rehabilitation phase which was to be complete by August 2005 is still underway. The turn over phase which was to be completed in November 2005 has not been initiated.

It is reported that the rehabilitation phase will be completed by August 31, 2006 and the turn over phase could be completed with another one month after that. The project could be completed by October-November 2006, as the turn over phase could only be initiated after the water release for the second crop.

It is reported that the delay in preparation of the estimates required in the system improvement phase by the Irrigation Department was due to the involvement of the Engineers in their routine activities and the local body elections during September 2005. The water distribution which commenced in November 2005 has also restricted the progress of work. The organisational activity got delayed owing to the harvest season.

The monitoring of the project after handing it over to the WUAs for six months, as mentioned in the project will not be possible as it will go beyond the duration of the project.

Activities to be completed:

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∑ Detailed estimates for the rehabilitation works have been submitted for technical sanction. Labour bank was

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The rehabilitation works in 2 samithies has to be completed and the final settlement of bills.

The handing over and the monitoring of the project (could only be done after the completion of the water release for the second crop).

P25aWR12: Participatory Drinking Water Supply Scheme, Kunnamkattupathy Implementing Agency: EE, Chitturpuzha Project & KWA

The scheme aims to construct a Drinking Water Scheme in a participatory mode in the water scarce area of Vadakarapathy, Eruthyampathy and Kozhinjampara Panchayats.

Financial Progress (as on July 31, 2006):

Total outlay of the project

: Rs.

570.00 lakhs

Amount released to the implementing agency

: Rs.

287.96 lakhs

 

: Rs.

287.96 lakhs

Expenditure reported by the Implementing agency Unutilised fund with the implementing agency

: Nil

An excess expenditure of Rs. 0.98 lakhs has been reported by the IA. Rs. 2.41 lakhs was provided during August 2005 to meet the expenditure related to the preparation of the Detailed Project Report for the Scheme.

Physical Achievements/Outputs/Outcomes (as on July 31, 2006):

Right abutment and the 4 piers from right are completed up to 107 m.

Left abutment and the balance piers are completed upto 100.75 m.

About 90% of the right bank retention wall is complete.

The remaining work of 55 m of the left bank retention wall is yet to start.

The mechanical work can be commenced from the right side.

Pier, middle of the scour span is in progress.

4 weir spans each from the left and the right and the weir scour spans, right and left

are completed. Construction of the quarters is completed.

Lying of pipeline is yet to start.

Fabrication of nine shutters is completed in the mechanical section.

Observations:

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∑ The rehabilitation works in 2 samithies has to be completed and the final settlement of

Centre for Management Development, Trivandrum

The project report envisages a total expenditure of Rs. 5.58 crores for the scheme.

Administrative Sanction for the project has been issued and the authority to issue TS is to be finalised soon since the project amount is large. The sanction for the limited tender is yet to be accorded. This issue was discussed at the 7 th SLSC meeting in October 2005. However, the decision favouring the limited tender option did not figure in the minutes of the meeting. This has caused unexpected delay in initiating the work. It is reported that the monsoon and heavy rainfall have hampered the progress of the work. Also, the design approval from IDRB is yet to reach the IA. The IA has requested for extension up to November 2006.

Activities to be completed:

The ongoing works in abutment, retaining walls and fabrication works.

4 piers from the left, pier middle of scour pan, lying of pipeline and construction of generator room, etc.

P26SS01: Strengthening of School Laboratories

Implementing Agency: KSCSTE

This project attempts to establish model science laboratories in all the Govt. High Schools of Palakkad District and thus strengthen the Science & Technology education at the school level.

Financial Progress (as on July 31, 2006):

Total outlay of the project

: Rs.

165.50 lakhs

Amount released to the implementing agency

: Rs.

160.54 lakhs

 

: Rs.

160.54 lakhs

Expenditure reported by the Implementing agency Unutilised fund with the implementing agency

: Nil

Refunded the excess amount of Rs. 4.96 lakhs released earlier.

Physical Achievements/Outputs/Outcomes (as on July 31, 2006):

A team of 30 resource persons and an eight-member project implementation group

were constituted; schools in the District were graded and 34 schools have been

selected for implementing the scheme in the first phase second phase.

and 24 schools

in

the

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 The project report envisages a total expenditure of Rs. 5.58 crores for the scheme. 

Centre for Management Development, Trivandrum

Equipments, consumables and perishables have been purchased @ Rs. 1.87 lakhs per school (items purchased for each school include 117 consumable items, 112 equipment items and 73 perishable items) and labs refurbished.

In the second phase, teachers of the 24 institutions have been trained. Supply of equipments and refurbishing of labs have been completed.

All the 58 High schools in the District were provided with excellent laboratory facilities and 464 science teachers were trained on teaching methodologies.

Observations:

The project is complete and the government schools have benefited significantly by the project and most of the labs have become functional again.

Delay in the implementation of the project was reported

to

be

due

to

the non

availability of Biology specimens to be supplied to the schools on time.

P27SS02: Upgradation of Primary Health Centres and Taluk Hospital

Implementing Agency: EE, District Panchayat

The scheme envisages construction of new buildings and improvement in infrastructure and other amenities for the Alathur Taluk Hospital and three primary health centres in the District. The project also envisages the electrification of the District Hospital, Palakkad at a total cost of Rs. 5 lakhs.

Financial Progress (as on July 31, 2006):

Total outlay of the project

: Rs. 102.30 lakhs

Amount released to the implementing agency

: Rs.

78.76 lakhs

 

: Rs.

78.76 lakhs

Expenditure reported by the Implementing agency Unutilised fund with the implementing agency

: Nil

Funds released-TlkHosp-Rs.42.88 lks, Kadambzhipram PHC-Rs.7.59lks, DMO-Rs. 0.083 lks, Kodumbu PHC-Rs. 14.16 lks, Mankara PHC-Rs.14.05 lks. Exp. Reported by Tlk Hosp- Rs 44.05 lks, Kadambazhipuram PHC-Rs. 7.86 lks, Kodumbu PHC-Rs.14.05lks, Mankara PHC-Rs. 13.93 lks and DMO-Rs.0.08 lks. An excess of Rs. 1.21 lks expenditure has been reported by the Taluk Hospital.

Physical Achievements/Outputs/Outcomes (as on July 31, 2006):

The work has been delayed due to excess tender amount and later the work has been awarded to Costford. The work had been commenced on 18 th June, 2005

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∑ Equipments, consumables and perishables have been purchased @ Rs. 1.87 lakhs per school (items purchased

Centre for Management Development, Trivandrum

For the Taluk Hospital, civil works has been completed and the TS for the electrical

works have been awarded to the District Panchayat. The non availability of funds in time, loss of man days due to incessant rains and elections are reported to be hampering the progress of the project. The agency has asked for an extension up to September 30, 2006

Civil work of the PHCs at Kodumba, Mankara and total work of Kadambazhipuram are completed and payments were made.

The tender for the electrical works of Mankara and Kodumba panchayats are to be called for and finalised.

Observations:

The civil works of the three PHCs, Kodumbu Kadambazhipuram and Mankara and the Taluk Hospital have been completed.

TS for the electrical works of the Taluk Hospital was issued on the 27 th of July 2006 to the District Panchayat. The tender has to be called for and finalised at the earliest. As reported by the Ex.Engr. LSGD, the work may get extended up to September 2006.

The tender for the electrification of the Mankara and Kodumbu PHC is to be called for at the rates revised recently. Though the work was tendered earlier at the old rates, there were no responses from bidders. The work is expected to be complete by September ’06.

Even if the electrical works are complete, the Mankara and Kodumbu PHCs cannot start functioning as there is no provision for water facility in the project. The proposals were submitted by the IA for the provision of water facility and the construction of the compound wall, but it was not sanctioned.

Activities to be completed:

Electrification works of Taluk Hospital and PHCs.

P28SS03: Rehabilitation Centre for Disabled Children and Destitute Care

Implementing Agencies:

(ICCONS), Kudumbashree

Institute for Communicative and Cognitive Neuro Science

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∑ For the Taluk Hospital, civil works has been completed and the TS for the electrical

Centre for Management Development, Trivandrum

This scheme is aimed at providing infrastructure facilities to aid educational rehabilitation of children with learning disability, cognitive and language disorders and to enable early identification of disorders of the disabled children. The destitute care part of the scheme aims at the rehabilitation of destitute people through centralized community based rehabilitation programmes and development of proper rehabilitation programmes.

Financial Progress (as on July 31, 2006):

Total outlay of the project

: Rs. 65.00 lakhs

Amount released to the implementing agency

: Rs. 45.42 lakhs

 

: Rs. 45.42 lakhs

Expenditure reported by the Implementing agency Unutilised fund with the implementing agency

: Nil

Kudumbasree was given Rs. 30.00 lakhs for Ashraya. ICCONS was given Rs. 15.42 lakhs out of the total Rs. 35 lakhs.

Physical Achievements/Outputs/Outcomes (as on July 31, 2006):

The work for the rehabilitation centre for disabled children was tendered on December

’04. All the 3 tenders quoted were above the estimated cost. After negotiations, the lowest quote is found to be about 17.5% above the estimate. ICCONS have requested to award the work to the lowest tender. AS and TS has accorded for the revised estimate of civil (total area – 10,000 sq.ft.) and electrical works. Electrification work has been started. Brickwork, roof slab, flooring, plastering of the middle block, work of fixing door frames and window frames, flooring concrete, plastering of walls, mosaic tiling, etc. are complete. Flooring finishing, outside painting and sanitary works are in progress.

Three Projects have been identified under destitute care in Kongad, Malampuzha and Pudunagaram Panchayats. Destitute families in the Panchayats have been identified. Construction works of new houses and repair of existing houses are also completed.

Observations:

ICCONS have reported that the non availability of the PWD Engineer to take the check

measurements has hampered the progress of the activities. About 95% of the works are complete and it is expected that the project can be

completed by August 31, 2006. ICCONS have requested to spend the balance amount of the civil construction and electrification works (as electrification cost can be met from their own funds) to be spend on providing a/c and clean air facilities.

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This scheme is aimed at providing infrastructure facilities to aid educational rehabilitation of children with learning

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In Ashraya, Kongad and Ongallur panchayats were selected for the implementation in the first phase (target-3 Panchayats). Later, Ongallur panchayat was excluded from the scheme and the IA has requested for the inclusion of two other Panchayats (Pudunagaram & Malampuzha). Sanction for this change had been accorded and the project is complete.

Activities to be completed:

ICCONS

Flooring weather proofing, painting and sanitary works.

A/C fitting.

‘Ashraya’ is complete.

P29SS04: Solid Waste Management and Organic Manure Production

Implementing Agency: Palakkad Municipality

The objective of the project is to promote clean environment through improving the solid waste mgmt. system in Palakkad Municipality and collection and transportation of solid waste through women groups and establishment of a modern plant to process waste to organic manure. The project also aims to create a proper waste disposal system for the District Hospital, Palakkad.

Financial Progress (as on July 31, 2006):

Total outlay of the project

: Rs. 254.50 lakhs

Amount released to the implementing agency

: Rs. 105.48 lakhs

 

: Rs.

93.63 lakhs

Expenditure reported by the Implementing agency Unutilised fund with the implementing agency

: Rs.

11.85 lakhs

* Amount released to PMC is Rs. 95.48lks out of Rs. 240 lks and Dist hospital, Rs. 10 lks out of Rs. 14.50 lks. Utilisation reported-PMC-Rs.83.66 lks & Dist. Hosp-Rs.9.97lks

Physical Achievements/Outputs/Outcomes (as on July 31, 2006):

The Project Report for the entire project has been prepared by IRTC.

Training has been provided to 6 employees and 140 NHGs.

Construction of compound wall, office building and road has been completed, bore

well has been dug and motor has been installed. First phase of levelling and planting of trees have also been completed. Green belt and construction of compost pit and cow dung pit are also completed.

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 In Ashraya, Kongad and Ongallur panchayats were selected for the implementation in the first phase

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Installation of rotary sieve is in progress. RCC slab flooring is to be done and

agreement with Kerala Agro Industries Corporation Ltd. is to be executed. Construction of treatment plant, drying yard, sieving, packing, and manure store is

nearing completion. Construction of the road within the plant is yet to be started.

Electrification of office building is complete and those of plant, street, manure

store, etc. has started. Supply orders for 2 three wheelers, 6 tractors and a skid steer loader has been issued with the council approval.

Tenders for the purchase of dumper placer, HDP sheet and the bins are invited

(tender opening date August 25, 2006). Quotations for the construction of the biogas plant are invited.

Effluent Treatment Plant for the Dist. Hospital:

The project was accorded AS in the month of October,2005

The project is proposed to be carried out in 2 segments viz., carrying of effluents

to the treatment site and treatment of effluent. The Asst. Engineer, LSGD, Pirayiri, has been entrusted with the work of carrying the

effluent to the treatment site and M/S. Polluclean Labs, Kochi has been entrusted with the erection and commissioning of the ETP. The ETP is complete and is ready for trial run, while the works for carrying the effluent to the treatment site is ongoing.

Observations/Suggestions:

The project is lagging behind schedule

Execution of the processing plant- target December 2005- almost complete and the drain works will be completed by August 31, 2006

Construction of the road within the windrow compost- target December 2005- work is yet to be started as electrical under cable works are in progress (likely completion by September 30, 2006).

Execution of sediment tank etc. - target November 2005 - Not initiated yet and the work has been re-tendered (to be completed by September 30, 2006)

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∑ Installation of rotary sieve is in progress. RCC slab flooring is to be done and

Centre for Management Development, Trivandrum

Installation of rotary sieve and components - target December 2005- RCC slab flooring has to be done, Agreement with supplier, Kerala Agro Industries Corp.Ltd. has to be executed (to be completed by October 31, 2006)

Electrical works including street lights - target September 2005– In progress, will be completed by September 30, 2006

Procurement of vehicles (supply order ready), bins, HDP sheet (tender invited), construction of bio-gas plant (quotation invited), provision of water supply (re- tendered), etc. are also to be completed (to be completed by October 31, 2006 as per the IA)

The reasons for delay reported are:

The delay in appointing IRTC as the consultant - appointed only in July 05.

The slow progress of the construction work due to heavy rains.

Work could not be taken up during September 2005 due to the elections.

The delay due to the preparation of various revised estimates and revision of

the specification of the rotary sieve, changes in the plans unforeseen contingencies.

and also the

The hung state of the Municipal council adds

to

the

delay

in

the

implementation and the project cannot be completed in time unless it is resolved.

Unless done on war footing and the components taken up simultaneously, the project cannot be completed in time.

ETP

It is reported that the sewage water from the municipal drain is getting mixed with the drains of the hospital. Unless the municipal drain is diverted, the waste cannot be treated as the quantum of the waste will exceed and the treatment cannot be carried out by the plant. The direction from PMC is awaited in this regard.

Even though the construction of ETP had been completed, a trial run could not be carried out since the delay in providing inlet sewer line.

Activities to be completed:

The completion of the construction of the treatment plant, the road within the plant, installation of the rotary sieve, rain water harvesting tank, sedimentation

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 Installation of rotary sieve and components - target December 2005- RCC slab flooring has to

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tank, purchase of vehicles and bins, water supply, bio-gas plant, training for workers, awareness camps, etc. and District Hospital electrification.

P30SS05: Girivikas Educational Complex for Tribal Boys and Girls

Implementing Agency: Nehru Yuvak Kendra

The project envisages creating necessary infrastructure for providing the right type of education (Gurukulam approach) to the tribal boys and girls and enabling them to pass the S.S.L.C. examination by creating a suitable environment for study and constant motivation.

Financial Progress (as on July 31, 2006):

Total outlay of the project

: Rs.

60.00 lakhs

Amount released to the implementing agency

: Rs.

58.58 lakhs

 

: Rs.

54.99 lakhs

Expenditure reported by the Implementing agency Unutilised fund with the implementing agency

: Rs.

3.59 lakhs

Physical Achievements/Outputs/Outcomes (as on July 31, 2006):

Nirmiti Kendra has carried out construction work of the complex.

All works for the school building and the hostel building and the compound wall have been completed. Only the finalisation of the bills and the payment of the final amount are pending.

The complex was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Kerala on July 3, 2006.

The hostel can accommodate 100 girl students, while a portion of the school can accommodate 30 boy students.

Observations:

The project is complete.

P31HR01: Capacity Building

Implemented through Dairy Dept., A.H. Dept, KAU, C-DIT, Agri. Dept., etc.

The project is intended to provide training programmes for farmers, facilitators, and line department officials in the areas of integrated farming, farm planning, watershed planning, modern technologies, cyber extension, quality control, agro processing, agro

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tank, purchase of vehicles and bins, water supply, bio-gas plant, training for workers, awareness camps, etc.

Centre for Management Development, Trivandrum

management techniques, horticulture, animal diseases, clean milk production, inland fisheries, water management, livestock management, Panchayat Level Resource Mapping, etc.

Financial Progress (as on July 31, 2006):

Total outlay of the project

: Rs.

32.78 lakhs

Amount released to the implementing agency

: Rs.

21.10 lakhs

 

: Rs.

21.05 lakhs

Expenditure reported by the Implementing agency Unutilised fund with the implementing agency

: Rs

0.05 lakhs

Rs. 4.00 lakhs released to Dairy Training Centre, Rs. 1.25 lakhs to LMTC, Rs. 12.71 lakhs for Cyber Extension, Rs. 2.01 lks for agro-economic zone, Rs. 0.50 lks for workshop on IFS and Rs. 0.63 lks on training for watershed management.

The projects taken up under the scheme so far are the modernisation of Livestock Management Training Centre, strengthening of library and reading room under Dairy Training Centre Alathur, Cyber Research project to develop farming informatics for agriculture extension by KAU and CDIT and Development plans for Agro Ecological Zones by KAU. Amount has also been released for Training on watershed based management to the Agri. Dept.

DTC and LMTC have reported an expenditure of Rs. 5.25 lakhs and the project is complete. Amount utilised for Farming System Informatics so far is Rs. 12.07 lakhs. Development of Plans for Ago-Ecological Zones has reported expenditure to the tune of Rs. 1.50 lakhs, Rs. 0.63 lakhs by JD, Agri. for watershed management training while KVK incurred Rs. 0.50 lakhs for conducting a workshop on IFS.

Physical Achievements/Outputs/Outcomes (as on July 31, 2006):

In LMTC, Malampuzha the assistance has been used for purchasing Veterinary and Animal husbandry reference books (62 nos.), other teaching materials and for conducting 2 day training for Kudumbashree members (total of 8 camps, 280 persons). For the Dairy training centre, Alathur, the building work has been carried out by Nirmiti Kendra and purchases have been made for furniture, books, periodicals and manuals. A VHS cassette and CD, O H P screen, TV with DVD, TV Stand, Voltage stabilizer and an emergency lamp have also been purchased. The project is complete.

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management techniques, horticulture, animal diseases, clean milk production, inland fisheries, water management, livestock management, Panchayat Level

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Farming System Informatics

Physical Achievements/Outputs/Outcomes (as on July 31, 2006):

Three Research Assistants and two Research Associates were selected for the

project and meetings/workshops were carried out with various stake holders to analyse the present conditions and problems and to finalise content. Shooting of medicinal plants of ABARD, ATIC by CDIT, photographing of fish harvest

from farmers’ field, collection of materials for desk research and visits to institutes/departments to collect information is ongoing. Survey of farms of Palakkad District, design and preparation of the web page layout, preparation of the script for DVD ROM in Malayalam, etc. are also ongoing and initial pages of the web page lay out has been completed. Collection of photographs from the departments of Pathology and entomology, fields of College of Horticulture has been carried out. Visuals of the poultry farm activities, goat farming, culture of aquarium plants; scampi release to paddy field, ornamental fish cultures has been taken. Orientation workshop and visual documentation in Trichur and Malampuzha has been conducted. Visuals taken from farmers’ fields, fabrication of aquarium, interaction with fish farmers and preparation of bio-pesticides by ABARD has been carried out. Visual images regarding the various aspects related to agriculture, veterinary and

fisheries collected from ICAR, IIHR, VFPCK, Veterinary, Animal sciences and Fisheries University, Chennai and the internet. Web page layout has been completed. The corrected template, script in Malayalam

and data collected regarding agriculture were handed over to C Dit. It is reported that a trial presentation will be made to the expert team of KAU to evaluate the DVD-ROM at the end of Aug. 06.

Observations:

The project is in the final stage.

A trial presentation of the DVD will be done by

August end and after making final corrections, it could be handed over by

September 2006.

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Farming System Informatics Physical Achievements/Outputs/Outcomes (as on July 31, 2006): ∑ Three Research Assistants and two

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IA had requested for extension up to September 2006 stating that unfavourable weather conditions, delay in getting appropriate visual data and also inability to document agricultural practices and activities at specific time periods as the reasons. It is also reported that the documentation period of January 2006 to March 2006 does not figure in the project and this period was not included in the year 2005 also. Four more months after documentation is required for web page designing.

Activities to be completed:

Final editing and handing over of DVD ROM

Development Plans for Agro ecological zones of Palakkad Dist. Physical Achievements/Outputs/Outcomes (as on July 31, 2006):

The project was issued AS on 1 st December, 2005.

Literature review of similar works done (within the state and outside) was

collected and a draft interview schedule was prepared. One SRA and 4 field investigators has been appointed for the collection of field

data and the compilation and analysis using statistical packages Collected data from 40 panchayats out of the 80 panchayats included in the 12

Agro Ecological Zones regarding the total area of the panchayat, cropping pattern, irrigation sources etc. The documentation of the data is in progress.

All the panchayats were listed zone wise and PRAs, for the collection of the

required information were fixed in proportion to the number of Panchayats. The first PRA was conducted on 17-05-06 at Kavassery panchayat hall. The panchayats coming under the first PRA were Kavassery, Tharur, Erimayur and Alathur(VIII zone of the NBSS&LUB classification). A similar workshop was conducted on 31-05-06 at Mankara Panchayat Hall for zone

IX comprising of 9 panchayats. PLA sessions were conducted in five zones and the balance is in progress.

Activities to be completed:

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 IA had requested for extension up to September 2006 stating that unfavourable weather conditions, delay

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About 50% of the project is yet to be complete including the compilation of the

data and

the

report

preparation. Likely time of completion is reported to be

December 2006.

 

Documentation of RSVY Projects

Total outlay of the project

: Rs.

7.00 lakhs

Amount released to the implementing agency

: Rs.

7.00 lakhs

 

: Rs.

5.99 lakhs

Expenditure reported by the Implementing agency Unutilised fund with the implementing agency

: Rs.

1.01 lakhs

The agency has reported that the pre implementation stage of all the RSVY works has been documented. The documentation of the implementation stage and the preparation of the News Letter are in progress.

The total number of 47 days of documentation was reported to be carried out. The total number of CDs prepared till date is reported to be 5 of 32 minutes, 8 minutes, 22 minutes, 30 minutes and 34 minutes of duration.

Quality Control Measures of Civil Construction Works

Total outlay of the project

: Rs.

2.70 lakhs

Amount released to the implementing agency

: Rs.

2.70 lakhs

 

: Rs.

2.25 lakhs

Expenditure reported by the Implementing agency Unutilised fund with the implementing agency

: Rs.

0.45 lakhs

The experts from the dept. of civil engineering have conducted 100 site visits.

Conducted 215 lab tests on the samples collected from various sites of work under Malampuzha Irrigation project, Pothundy and Mangalam projects, Alathur Taluk Hospital, ICCONS Kavalappara, market centres of VFPCK, flower collection centre, Grain storage centre Vaniamkulam and ETP of the Dist. Hospital.

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∑ About 50% of the project is yet to be complete including the compilation of the

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The local body elections in October 2005 and the Assembly elections in April 2006 have resulted in the stagnation of the projects for nearly 4 months.

The lack of availability of funds in the district has hampered the progress of various projects in the final stages of the project period. The delay so caused may lead to the extension of many projects beyond the timeline fixed. It is reported that the final instalment of Rs. 750 lakhs is yet to reach the State (requested on June 22, 2006).

Various agencies have requested for the extension of the project owing to various administrative and technical reasons and almost all the projects except a few like solid waste management and organic manure production, godown construction at Paddico and some of the research oriented projects can be completed by August - September 2006. The data compilation and analyses of the research oriented projects may not be completed in such a short span. Similarly, civil constructions too may prolong owing to the typical nature of their work.

The audit of accounts related Agencies.

to

the

RSVY is

in progress

at

different

Implementing

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The local body elections in October 2005 and the Assembly elections in April 2006 have resulted

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