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Promoting Organic Farming


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06 AUG 2021 7:29PM by PIB Delhi

Government has been promoting organic farming through dedicated schemes of Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) and Mission Organic Value Chain Development in North East Region (MOVCDNER).  Farmers are provided financial assistance (RS 31000/ ha / 3 years in PKVY and 32500/ ha/ 3years under MOVCDNER) for organic inputs such as seeds, bio fertilisers, bio-pesticides, organic manure, compost/vermi-compost, botanical extracts etc.  In addition to above, support is also provided for group/ Farmers Producers Organization (FPO) formation, training, certification, value addition and marketing of their organic produce. In addition, Organic cultivation on either side of River Ganga, natural farming, large area certification and support for individual farmers have also been introduced under PKVY to increase organic production.

                             

Details of total financial assistance of Rs 50,000/ ha/ 3 years

provided under PKVY:

S.No.

Component

Total financial assistance per ha for 3 years

 
 

A.

Cluster formation and Capacity building Deployment of manpower

7500

 

B.

PGS Certification through

Regional Councils

2700

 

 

C.

Incentive to farmers for inputs through DBT seeds, organic fertilizers (on-farm & off –farm)

31000

 

D.

Value addition, marketing

 and publicity

8800

 

 

Total

50000

 

 

Financial assistance provided to farmers as incentives for inputs through DBT under MOVCDNER

S.No.

Component

Total financial assistance for 3 years

 
 

A.

Clusters development and formation of Farmer producer Companies, (@4075/- per farmer X 500).

Rs. 20.375 lakh

 

B.

Training, hand holding, ICS management, documentation and certification of crop production

10,000/- per ha

 

C.

Incentive to farmers for inputs through DBT seeds, organic fertilizers (on-farm & off –farm)

32500/-per ha

 

D

Post – harvest Infrastructure & Value Addition

Need based

 

Collection, aggregation, grading unit

Up to Rs. 11.25 lakh

 

Integrated Processing unit

Up to Rs. 600 lakh

 

Integrated Pack house

Up to Rs 37.50 lakh

 

Refrigerated vehicle

Up to Rs 18.75 lakh

 

Pre-cooling, cold stores, ripening chambers

Up to Rs 18.75 lakh

 

Transportation / 4 wheeler

Up to Rs 6.00 lakh

 

 

This information was given in a written reply by the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar in Rajya Sabha today.

 

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