Project Management Unit (PMU) is set up under Maharashtra State Agricultural Marketing Board (MSAMB) for implementation of this project. Services of experts in PPP, Agribusiness, Retail Marketing, Social & Environment Development, Finance, Civil Engineering etc. are engaged through service providers assisting the PMU to carry out the transactions. As on date, following consultants are working for AIDIP as service providers –


1. Transaction Advisor Group – 1 (TAG-1) :
 • The scope of work under theassignment - Marketing of the DPR for first two IVCs (Integrated Value Chains) at Nashik & Aurangabad - Amravati region and appointment of concessioners to build and operate these IVCs.
 • PMU has contracted services of M/s. Deloitte for this component.
 • Commencement date - 27th February 2012.
 • Expected Contract completion date - 27th Dec. 2012.Deloitte has yet not given consent for extension of contract period for further 9 months i.e. up to 27th Sep. 2013.


2. Improving Small Farmers Access to Market in Bihar and Maharashtra (JFPR 9147-IND) :
Asian Development Bank (ADB) has routed grants from Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction to strengthen backward linkages in the project area of 1st two IVC.
The broad scope of work under the assignment is spread over two key phases viz.,
 • Phase 1: Project Initiation & designing and undertaking baseline survey in a sample project area for establishing a baseline for future project monitoring and impact assessment purposes.
 • Phase 2: Project Implementation & Monitoring which constitutes backward linkages programme, awareness and extension activities &establishment of 1400 farmers groups, 3-4 producer companies and establishment of linkages with buyer.
 • PMU has contracted services of M/s Wipro Ltd. (in JV with Centre for Sustainable Agriculture)for implementation of this component.
 • Commencement date - 9th July 2012.
 • Expected Contract completion date - 30th June 2014.


3. Transaction Advisor Group – 2 (TAG-2):
 • The scope of work under theassignment- Preparation of DPR for next four IVCs, marketing and appointment of concessioners and supervision of first two IVCs.
 • PMU has contracted services of M/s KPMG Advisory Services Ltd. for implementation of this component.
 • Commencement date - 8th October 2012.
 • Expected Contract completion date - 8thOctober 2015.