Project Management Unit (PMU) as the Implementation Unit under the Maharashtra State Agricultural Marketing Board (MSAMB) which will be the Implementing Agency (IA). The EA will ensure the overall implementation under AIDIP by focusing more on facilitation than “hands-on” implementation, i.e. subcontracting of specific activities, requiring special professional expertise, such as supporting the bidding process, the preparation of Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) for the next IVCs including a backward linkage program that will ensure gender mainstreaming, promotion of private sector responses, and implementation of capacity development activities along the value chain.
The PMU will be headed by a Project Director (PD) that will be deputed from the government or from the market. The PD will have the authority to make decisions on behalf of the EA management head. The PD will be supported by Deputy Directors as Sector Specialists for core areas of Marketing, Horticulture, Finance and Administration and Infrastructure.