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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
23-November-2010 15:41 IST
Incentives for use of Organic Fertilisers, Judicious use of Pesticides
Under National Project on Organic Farming (NPOF) financial assistance is provided as back ended subsidy @ 33% for setting up fruit/vegetable waste compost and 25% for bio-fertilizer production units of total project cost. Besides under “National Project on Management of Soil Health & Fertility” (NPMSF) there is provision for subsidy on promotion of organic fertilizer up to Rs.500 per hectare. Assistance is also available for organic fertilizer under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY).

The Government is popularizing the strategy of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) through a scheme “Strengthening and Modernization of Pest Management Approach in India” launched in 1991-92. IPM approach includes cultural, mechanical, biological and other methods of pest control and only safe and judicious use of pesticides. IPM programme under the scheme is implemented through 31 Central IPM Centre located in 28 States and one Union Territory mainly by organizing Farmers’ Field Schools (FFSs).

This information was given by Prof. K.V. Thomas, Minister of State for Agriculture, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

MP: CP: incentives (23.11.2010)