and Monitoring Cell was created in Agriculture Department
in April 1978.
A Computer Section has also been established in Planning and
Monitoring Cell since 1989 with the following staff strength;
Key Punch Operator
The functions of the Cell are identification, formulation,
appraisal and monitoring of development projects of the Department
Since its inceptions, PMC has been able to formulate as many
as 392 projects and got approved 189 projects out of 392 projects.
Side by side, during the period PMC has made efforts to develop
local consultancy services as well.
Although a good job has been done by PMC towards planning,
but justice could not be done with monitoring due to inherent
deficiencies in old PC-I of the PMC, because the staff provided
to PMC is hardly able to cope with work of formulation , appraisal
and approval of development projects. Similar is the position
of transport and operational funds.
The scheme viz Strengthening of Agricultural Project Planning,
Monitoring and Evaluation capabilities in Sindh was launched
in 1989 with the assistance of FAO, with the following objectives;
In service training to the staff involved to the project planning
and monitoring shall be
imparted through arranging the training courses.
In service training in monitoring and impact evaluation of
Training of trainers.
The capability for project planning, monitoring and evaluation
requires considerable strengthening, regarding project planning.
The Department of Agriculture is implementing good number
of projects. For successful implementation these projects
which are specially implemented with the assistance of World
Bank , correct identification, formulation, appraisal and
monitoring is essential. The field officers who are involved
in Planning and Monitoring work are trained in above field
so that right type of project could be launched as number
of field officers are getting training through the courses
being held in this scheme. It is hoped that successful project
implementation shall be possible now. The total number of
125 officers trained under the project.