Rs.6755 crore has been allocated to various States and Union Territories to increase production and productivity under the Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana(RKVY) including two Special Components namely Special Initiative for Pulses and Oilseeds in Dry land Areas; and bridging the Yield Gap in Eastern India. These Components have been included for increasing production and productivity of oilseeds and pulses in 60,000 selected villages.
The RKVY was operationalised with effect from August, 2007 with an outlay of Rs.25, 000 crore during the X1 Five Year plan. It aims to achieve 4% annual growth in the agriculture sector by ensuring a holistic development of agriculture and allied sectors. The scheme has been formulated with twin strategic objectives to incentivise States to increase public investment in agriculture and allied sectors and enable them to generate additional growth in agriculture and allied sectors through better planning and by undertaking appropriate growth-oriented projects to a achieve this goal.

The release for the last three years is as follows: Rs.1246.89 crore in 2007-08; Rs.2886.80 crore in 2008-09 and Rs.3611.66 crore in 2009-10.