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The successful implementation of various government programmes and initiatives requires the adoption of a mission mode. Government institutions and departments in general need third party support for successful implementation of programmes in terms of overall coordination, supervision, technical backstopping and reporting inputs. Recognising the felt need of the government agencies to put programme implementation on a fast track, AFC is in a position to offer various types end-to-end Project Management Services encompassing the entire cycle of the programme for their smooth implementation. The Project Management Services include providing guidelines for preparation of action plans, coordinate with resource institutions, capacity building and perform all management functions on behalf of the clients.
The list of various PMS assignments are given below:
1. Management Support Group for National Vegetable Initiative for Urban Clusters
The Dept. of Agriculture and Cooperation (DAC) has issued guidelines for a program under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna (RKVY) for implementation of “The Vegetable Initiative for Urban Clusters” during 2011-12 with an outlay of Rs. 300 crore. The program aims at enhancing production, productivity and profitability of vegetables in the country through off-season production under protected cultivation for generating income round the year and offering at competitive price to the consumers. The task of management, including end-to-end solutions to plan, monitor, support and report on the programme, has been entrusted to Small Farmers’ Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC), a specialized agency promoted by the Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India. The agency will address all concerns related to both the demand and supply side of the vegetable sector in one city of each states, which is either the state capital or any other city with a population of over one million and enhance vegetable production and productivity, nutritional security and income support to vegetable farmers.
SFAC has engaged AFC to deliver a range of technical and management services through the creation of a Management Support Group (MSG), comprising experienced professionals with expertise in project management, horticulture, monitoring and evaluation and statistics to support the NHM Division in DAC in the roll out and monitoring of the program. AFC will provide the technical manpower in coordination, supervision, technical backstopping and reporting inputs.
2. Asian Development Bank assisted North Karnataka urban Sector Improvement Programme for Government of Karnataka
AFC has been appointed as Apex Nodal NGO for implementation of poverty alleviation of Asian Development Bank assisted North Karnataka Urban Sector Improvement Programme for Government of Karnataka.
The project aims enhancing the delivery efficiencies of the ULBs in terms of affording better facilities to the people on a sustainable basis so as to ensure better living conditions. It also proposes to strengthen the ULBs with better and effective mechanism of administration particularly improved management of levy and collection of taxes and cesses with a view to generating revenues for themselves and become self supporting on a long term basis so that better services could be planned. The third and more important objective is to ensure maintenance of the assets created so far and also to be created in future, through an efficient system of asset management. In the context of transparency in the management of the public finances and utilities the project lays emphasis on the need for introduction of better financial management practices. The community development component of the project involves wide ranging socially relevant interventions through a series of actions such as health and environmental sanitation, education, women development and empowerment, community organization skill training, R and R and similar others.
3. Quality and Quantity Audit of Karnataka Rural Infrastructure Development Ltd. Phase II
AFC has bagged the quality and quantity audit of Karnataka Rural Infrastructure Development Ltd (KRIDL) from Government of Karnataka. The main objective behind the audit is 3rd Party Inspection of works to achieve quality and sound structures by using tested materials and adopting specifications as approved by KRIDL. AFC would identify the NABL accreted Laboratory and engage for testing of construction materials having sufficient numbers of trained, and skilled technical staff, and having equipment to conduct both field test and Laboratory tests and Non destructive tests which are required to be tested at different stages of work as per BIS standards as required by KRIDL.
In addition, important concrete works like Foundation, Plinth, Super structure, Roof finishing will also be witnessed by AFC Engineers, and technical guidance for fabrication of structures, construction and finishing work will be recorded in the inspection report and will be handed over to designated Engineers of KRIDL duly obtaining their signatures.