Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana

Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana

Launch Date:

 April 2015

Aim:

  • For supporting and promoting organic farming as a result it will improve soil health.
  • Encouraging farmers to adopt an eco-friendly concept of cultivation and reducing their dependence on fertilizers and chemicals.
  • Raise farmer's income and create a potential market for traders.

Facts:

  • Govt. launched various schemes for promotion of the organic farming such as 
    • National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture, 
    • National Project on Organic Farming, 
    • National Project on Management of Soil Health and Fertility etc. 
but not achieve much success, with revamped PKVY promotes organic farming by adopting organic village by cluster approach and Participatory Guarantee System of certification.
  • There is no liability on the farmers for expenditure on certification.
  • Each cluster or group must have 50 farmers willing to take up organic farming under the Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana and possess a total area of at least 50 acres.
  • Scheme will be provided INR 20,000 per acre to Every farmer by the government spread over three years’ time.
  • Government’s plan to form around 10,000 clusters in three years and cover an area of 5 Lakh hectares.
  • For obtaining organic seed, harvesting of the crops, and transporting the produced crop to the local markets, the funds can be utilized.
  • In Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY), 2 lakh hectares has been made suitable for organic farming thereby benefitting 5 lakh farmers.
  • In the North Eastern states, government’s target 
    • To cover 50,000 hectares under organic farming, out of which 45,918 hectares have been made suitable for organic farming.

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