Diversified Agriculture Support Project (DASP) - Diversified Agriculture Support Project (DASP) phase-I started in September, 1998 and successfully completed on 31.03.2004 with the objective to accelerate the trends of diversification with the financial assistance from the World Bank to intensify agricultural activities through farmer's participation. .
DASP-I at a glance
o Project funding agency - World Bank
o Project Commencement - 30 September, 1998
o Project Closure - 31 March, 2004
o Project Outlay - Rs. 683.00 Crores
o Project Expenditure - Rs. 675.00 Crores
o Project Coverage - 32 Districts; 157 Blocks; 6178 Villages
o Beneficiaries - 2.25 lakh Households.
o Cropping intensity increased from 169% to 203% (1998 to 2003)
o Crop productivity increased by 10%
o Percentage of farmers using organic manures went up from 13% to 44%
o ATMA model first time used in State through project.
o Agriculture Management Centre was established at IIM, Lucknow with project corpus fund.
o Successful participatory processes were established in project formulation, implementation & monitoring with active participation of Government, Non Government Organizations & Farmers.
o 2728 Kms of rural roads were constructed under the project.
o UP’s Panchayati Raj department mainstreamed the upgrading of rural haats along the DASP model through a State wide program.
o Implementation completion report of World Bank rated the project as Satisfactory.
DASP-II was started on 27.11.2007 by State Govt. fund and later on funded by funded RKVY and this project was completed on 31.03.2013.
DASP-II at a glance
o Project funding agency - RKVY, GoI
o Project Commencement - 27 November, 2007
o Project Closure - 31 March, 2013
o Project Outlay - Rs. 869.00 Crores
o Released Amount - Rs. 253.70 Crores
o Project Expenditure - Rs. 235.33 Crores
o Project Coverage - 40 Districts; 449 Blocks; 7156 Villages
o Beneficiaries - 14.57 lakh Households.
o Geographical Indications for “Surkha Guava” was registered on 13.02.2006 with the help of UPDASP which is first G.I. in Agriculture Sector of U. P. “Kala Namak Rice” was registered recently on 09.09.2013 while “Rataul Mango” registration is in process.
o ISO/HACCP certification has been awarded to four major dairies (Kanpur, Varanasi, Allahabad and Faizabad).
o Introduction of Hybrid Paddy seed and SRI techniques demonstrated on large scale.
o Private Sector Nurseries in Vegetables and Tissue Culture Banana were promoted in the project.
o Income generation activities for landless farmers were introduced.
o Paravets trained 1478for first aid and AI services.
PCU UPDASP has been nominated as Nodal Agency for agriculture diversification in the State vide G.O. No. 839/le/-73-2014 dated 16.06.2014.