Indian government Promoting Organic Farming under Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY)

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23 July 2021, New Delhi: Government of India has been implementing dedicated scheme of Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) since 2015-16 to promote chemical free organic farming in the country in cluster mode.  Under the programme, financial assistance of Rs 50000/ha/3 years is provided for cluster formation, capacity building, 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 trainings of field functionaries.

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Fund Released for capacity building for last four years (2017-2018 to 2020-2021)

YearBudget Estimate(BE)Revised Estimate (RE)Release
2017-18350.00250.00203.46
2018-19360.00335.91329.46
2019-20325.00299.36283.67
2020-21500.00350.00381.05
Total1535.001235.271197.64

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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