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  • 23 July, 2021

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Paramparagat Krishi Vikaas Yojana (Organic Farming), 2015

Paramparagat Krishi Vikaas Yojana (Organic Farming), 2015

  1. Sikkim is World's 1st organic State. MP has the largest area under Organic certification followed by Rajasthan, Maharashtra and UP.
  2. Ministry: of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare.
  3. Funding: Centrally Sponsored with 60:40 for States except NE and Himalayan States (90:10) and 100% for UTs.
  4. Components:
    1. To produce agricultural products free from chemicals and pesticide residues by adopting eco-friendly, low-cost technologies.
    2. It empowers farmers through a cluster approach not just in input production, and quality assurance (Participatory Guarantee System) but also in value addition and direct marketing through innovative means.
    3. PKVY is a subcomponent of the Soil Health Management(SHM) scheme under NMSA.
  5. Targets:
    1. >= 50 farmers will form a cluster having 50 acres (or 20 hectares) of land to take up organic farming.
    2. During 3 years 10,000 clusters will be formed covering a 5 lakh acre area under organic farming.
    3. Each farmer receives Rs. 20,000 per acre for 3 years. The amount covers all expenses, including procuring seeds, harvesting crops, and transporting produce to various markets.
    4. Out of total farmers in clusters, 65% of farmers should be allotted to SMFs. At least 30% budget for women beneficiaries.
    5. Participatory Guarantee Systems provides certification to organic products. It is supported by PKVY.

Bhartiya Prakritik Krishi Padhati (BPKP)

  • Bhartiya Prakritik Krishi Padhati (BPKP) as a sub-scheme of Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) since 2020-21 for the promotion of traditional indigenous practices.
  • The scheme mainly emphasizes on the exclusion of all synthetic chemical inputs and promotes on-farm biomass recycling with major stress on biomass mulching; use of cow dung-urine formulations; plant-based preparations and time-to-time working of soil for aeration.
  • Under BPKP, financial assistance of Rs 12200/ha for 3 years is provided for cluster formation, capacity building and continuous handholding by trained personnel, certification and residue analysis.
  • As of now, an area of 4.9 lakh ha is covered in 8 states and Rs. 4980.99 lakh has been released.
  • Telangana has not taken up natural farming so far under the BPKP programme.

Source: PIB

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