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Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare

INCLUDING NATURAL FARMING IN AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM

ICAR has constituted a committee for developing syllabus and curricula of Natural farming at under graduate and post graduate level

Posted On: 04 FEB 2022 4:21PM by PIB Delhi

 

Government is promoting Natural Farming through Bhartiya Prakritik Krishi Padhati (BPKP) introduced during 2020-21 as a sub scheme of Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) for the promotion of traditional indigenous practices including Natural Farming. The scheme mainly emphasises 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 other plant-based preparations. 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. 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 to 8 States across the country.

ICAR (Indian Council of Agriculture Research) has constituted a committee for developing syllabus and curricula of Natural farming at under graduate and post graduate level.

The State –wise details of funds released and area covered under

Bhartiya Prakritik  Krishi  Padhthi (BPKP)

 

Sl. No.

States

Released date

Area in Ha

Amount released (Rs in lakh)

1.

Andhra Pradesh

30.09.20

100000

750.00

2.

Chhattisgarh

09.12.20

85000

1352.52

3.

Kerala

30.09.20

84000

1336.60

4.

Himachal Pradesh

24.12.20

12000

286.42

5

Jharkhand

02.12.20

3400

54.10

6.

Odisha

02.02.21

24000

381.89

7.

Madhya Pradesh

16.02.21

99000

787.64

8.

Tamil Nadu

16.02.21

2000

31.82

Total

 

409400

4980.99

 

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

 

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