Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
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Promotion of Organic Farming

Posted On: 08 FEB 2022 6:05PM by PIB Delhi

In view of increasing demand of organic agricultural product,  Government  has been promoting Organic farming as a chemical free farming   through dedicated schemes namely Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) and Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North Eastern Region (MOVCDNER) since 2015-16. Both the schemes provide support to organic farmers from organic production to certification and marketing including post-harvest management like processing, packaging etc. The details of area and farmers brought under organic  farming  in various States including Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan under PKVY Scheme is given at Annexure-I.

            Bhartiya Prakritik Krishi Padhati (BPKP) has been introduced as a sub scheme of Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) since 2020-21 for the promotion of traditional indigenous practices including Natural Farming (NF). 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 and plant based preparations. Until now, under natural farming an area of 4.09 lakh ha area has been covered and a total fund of Rs. 4980.99 lakh has been released in 8 States across the country.

            Government has initiated programme to provide financial assistance to individual farmers with 8.0 or more hectare land @ 2700/ha for 3 years for Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) certification through Regional Council or National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP) certification.

Organic Farming enhances soil fertility and crop productivity. The research studies under ICAR-All India Network Programme on Organic Farming indicate that comparable yield or slightly higher yield to that of conventional management can be obtained in kharif and summer crops in 2 to 3 years, while in rabi crops the yield stabilizes after 5 years.

            The use of on-farm organic inputs and adoption of Integrated Organic Farming System (IOFS) model minimizes the use of external inputs to a great extent.

                        Under PKVY & MOVCDNER schemes farmers are provided financial assistance  of Rs 31000/ ha / 3 years  and Rs 32500/ ha/ 3years respectively 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  organic produce.  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.

Annexure I

 

State-wise Clusters, area & farmers under Parampragat Krishi Vikas Yojana scheme since 2015-16

 

 

Total
clusters

Area covered

Total no
farmers

1

Andhra Pradesh

5300

206000

265000

2

Bihar

427

24600

21350

3

Chhattisgarh

1200

109000

60000

4

Gujarat

100

2000

5000

5

Goa

504

10080

25200

6

Haryana

20

400

1000

7

Jharkhand

250

8940

12500

8

Karnataka

1045

20900

52250

9

Kerala

619

96380

30950

10

Madhya Pradesh

3828

175560

191400

11

Maharashtra

1258

25160

62900

12

Odisha

1040

44800

52000

13

Punjab

250

5000

12500

14

Rajasthan

6150

123000

307500

15

Tamil Nadu

312

8240

15600

16

Telangana

690

13800

34500

17

Uttar Pradesh

1120

78580

56000

18

West Bengal

120

2400

6000

19

Assam

220

4400

11000

20

Arunachal Pradesh

19

380

950

21

Mizoram

34

680

1700

22

Manipur

30

600

1500

23

Nagaland

24

480

1200

24

Sikkim

150

3000

7500

25

Tripura

50

1000

2500

26

Meghalaya

45

900

2250

27

Himachal Pradesh

285

17700

14250

28

Jammu &Kashmir

28

560

1400

29

Uttarakhand

4485

140540

224250

30

Andman & Nicobar

68

1360

3400

31

Daman & Diu

55

1100

2750

32

Dadar Nagar

500

10000

25000

33

Delhi

500

10000

25000

34

Puducherry

8

160

400

35

Chandigarh

65

1300

3250

36

Lakshadeep

135

2700

6750

 

Total

30934

1151700

1546700

 

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

 

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