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  • 16 March, 2021

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Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana

Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana

  1. It was started in 2015 under Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. It is a sub component of Soil Health Management under National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture.
  2. MP has largest area under Organic certification followed by Rajasthan, Maharashtra and UP.

Features of PKVY

  1. Produce Agri products free from chemicals and pesticides.
  2. Cluster approach in input production, quality assurance and value addition.
    • For more than 50 farmers. Total area = 50 acre (20 ha).
    • It is for 3 years.
    • Farmers will get Rs. 20000 per acre.
    • The amount covers all expenses.
  3. Out of total farmers in clusters
    • 65% should be Small and Marginal Farmers.
    • Atleast 30% Budget to women
  4. It includes Direct Marketing through innovative means.
  5. Participatory Guarantee Systems provides certification to organic products.

Bhartiya Prakritik Krishi Padhati (BPKP),

  • Bhartiya Prakritik Krishi Padhati (BPKP), is introduced as a sub scheme of Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) since 2020-21 for the promotion of traditional indigenous practices including natural farming.
  • The scheme mainly emphasises on
  1. exclusion of all synthetic chemical inputs and promotes on-farm biomass recycling with major stress on biomass mulching;
  2. use of cow dung-urine formulations;
  3. plant based preparations and
  4. 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.

Source: PIB

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