Promoting Organic Farming under (PKVY)

23 JUL 2021: The government of India has been implementing the dedicated scheme of Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) since 2015-16 to promote chemical-free organic farming in the country in cluster mode.  Under the program, financial assistance of Rs 50000/ha/3 years is provided for cluster formation, capacity building, the incentive for inputs, value addition and marketing. Out of it, Rs 31000/ ha / 3 years is provided for preparation/procurement of organic inputs such as bio/organic fertilizers, biopesticides, seeds, etc. through DBT  and  Rs 8800/ ha/ 3 years is provided for value addition and marketing that includes post-harvest management practices like storage.  A total fund of Rs   1197.64 cr has been released to states and UTs for the last four years under the program. Financial assistance of Rs 3000 /hectare for 3 years is provided for Cluster formation (of 20 ha) and Capacity building including exposure visits, and training of field functionaries.

Fund Released for capacity building for last four years (2017-2018 to 2020-2021)

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

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