17 February 2023, New Delhi: Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar today informed that the government is implementing dedicated schemes for the promotion of organic farming in the country viz. Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) and Mission Organic Value Chain Development in North East Region (MOVCDNER) since 2015-16.
Mr. Tomar laid a Statement on the table of the Rajya Sabha in reply to a question on increasing the production of organic fertilizers and promotion of organic farming. He said, under these schemes, farmers are primarily encouraged to take up organic cultivation using organic inputs including organic fertilizers and the schemes provide end to end support to farmers i.e. from production to marketing of organic produce.
Mr. Tomar informed that hands-on training to farmers about on-farm production of organic fertilizers and its use are integral part of these schemes.
He said that farmers are provided a subsidy of Rs 31000/ ha / 3 years under PKVY and 32500/ ha/ 3 years under MOVCDNER for various organic inputs and an amount of Rs 667.34 crores has been earmarked for promotion of organic farming for the year 2022-23.
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