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Indian Government Promoting Organic Farming

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06 August 2021, New 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.ComponentTotal financial assistance per ha for 3 years 
A.Cluster formation and Capacity building Deployment of manpower7500 
B.PGS Certification throughRegional Councils2700  
C.Incentive to farmers for inputs through DBT seeds, organic fertilizers (on-farm & off –farm)31000 
D.Value addition, marketing and publicity8800 

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

S.No.ComponentTotal 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 production10,000/- per ha 
C.Incentive to farmers for inputs through DBT seeds, organic fertilizers (on-farm & off –farm)32500/-per ha 
DPost – harvest Infrastructure & Value AdditionNeed based 
Collection, aggregation, grading unitUp to Rs. 11.25 lakh 
Integrated Processing unitUp to Rs. 600 lakh 
Integrated Pack houseUp to Rs 37.50 lakh 
Refrigerated vehicleUp to Rs 18.75 lakh 
Pre-cooling, cold stores, ripening chambersUp to Rs 18.75 lakh 
Transportation / 4 wheelerUp to Rs 6.00 lakh 

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

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