Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare

Bhartiya Prakritik Krishi Padhati (BPKP)

Posted On: 22 JUL 2021 4:37PM by PIB Delhi

Government is implementing Bhartiya Prakritik Krishi Padhati (BPKP) as a sub scheme of Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) since 2020-21 for the promotion of traditional indigenous practices. The scheme mainly emphasizes on exclusion of all synthetic chemical inputs and promotes on-farm biomass recycling with major stress on biomass mulching; use of cow dung-urine formulations; plant-based preparations and time to time working of soil for aeration. Under BPKP, financial assistance of Rs 12200/ha for 3 years is provided for cluster formation, capacity building and continuous handholding by trained personnel, certification and residue analysis.

As of now, an area of 4.9 lakh ha is covered in 8 states and Rs. 4980.99 lakh has been released. Telangana has not taken up natural farming so far under BPKP programme. 

The State –wise details of funds released under BPKP

 

Sl. No.

States

Area in Ha

Amount released (Rs in lakh)

1.

Andhra Pradesh

100000

750.00

2.

Chhattisgarh

85000

1352.52

3.

Kerala

84000

1336.60

4.

Himachal Pradesh

12000

286.42

5

Jharkhand

3400

54.10

6.

Odisha

24000

381.89

7.

Madhya Pradesh

99000

787.64

8.

Tamil Nadu

2000

31.82

Total

409400

4980.99

 

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

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