Govt to promote organic farming under PKVY

Pashu Sandesh, 07 Jan 2022

The government of India has been implementing the dedicated scheme of Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) since 2015-16 to promote chemical-free organic farming in the country in cluster mode.  This information was given by the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar in Rajya Sabha.

Under the programme, financial assistance of Rs 50000/ha/3 years is provided for cluster formation, capacity building, the incentive for inputs, value addition and marketing. Out of it, Rs 31000/ ha / 3 years is provided for preparation/procurement of organic inputs such as bio/organic fertilisers, biopesticides, seeds etc. through DBT  and  Rs 8800/ ha/ 3 years is provided for value addition and marketing that includes post-harvest management practices like storage. 

 A total fund of Rs   1197.64 cr has been released to states and UTs for the last four years under the programme. Financial assistance of Rs 3000 /hectare for 3 years is provided for Cluster formation (of 20 ha) and Capacity building including exposure visits, and training of field functionaries.