Program

A program is an integrated package of related projects. The projects are separately conducted to fulfill the program. All projects both big and small contributes to achieve the overall sectoral objectives. Project and program are interrelated because if there is no program, no existence of project. Similarly the objective of a program cannot be achieved without projects. For example: an agriculture development program may consist of soil development project, irrigation project, seed development project etc. In another way, program can be defined as the integral part of a plan because many similar types of programs are conducted to convert the plan into reality. For example: a development plan may consist of agriculture program, education program, health program etc.
Success of the program is measured through the accomplishment of projects and the improvement of sectoral performance is derived through two factors - success of project in particular area and effect of that success at the program level.

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