Biju Farmers Development Scheme (NABARD Assistance) BKVY (RIDF)

The said scheme is entirely dependent on NABARD loan assistance. The implementation of this scheme is described below.
Farmers agree to pay 20 percent of the project cost (or 10 percent for land-specific KBK/TASP/DPAP area farmers) by submitting an application to the District Collector.The Chief Irrigation Officer investigates the success of the project, rates the successful projects, prepares a Comprehensive Project Report (DPR) and sends it to the District Collector. The District Collector forwards it to the Administrative Secretary, Water Resources Department, Bhubaneswar for the approval of the State Level Screening Committee (SLSC). After approval by SLSC, it sends it to the Additional Chief Secretary of the State for approval in High Power Committee Meeting (HPC). After the approval of the HPC meeting, the said project is sent to the NABARD office in the state for loan approval. After NABARD loan sanction, the state government first grants 80 per cent of the project cost (or 90 per cent for farmers in KBK/TASP/DPAP areas) from its own share and initiates the implementation. After the completion of the project work, the project is handed over to the Farmers Committee and the Farmers Committee takes over its management and undertakes the farming and maintenance and repair work of the project along with paying the electricity bill from its own sources.