AgroStar Krishi Gyaan
14 Jan 20, 01:00 PM
Government Allots Rs. 50,000 per Hectare for Organic Farming
New Delhi. The government has created PKVY (Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana) to promote organic farming. This is implemented to ensure that farmers get more profit at a lower cost and the fertility of the land is not reduced. However, most farmers do not have any concrete information about how organic farming will happen. But the answer to these questions will now be available in one place.
An organic farming portal
(https://www.jaivikkheti.in/) is launched to impart this information. According to Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, the central government has allocated Rs 1,632 crore from 2015-16 to 2019-20 to promote traditional farming.
PKVY will give farmers Rs 50 thousand per hectare for organic farming. Under this, assistance of Rs 50 thousand per hectare is being given for three years. Of this, farmers get Rs 31,000 (61%) for purchasing organic manure, organic pesticides and vermicompost, etc.
Under the Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North Eastern Region, farmers are being provided assistance of Rs 7,500 per hectare in three years for purchasing organic inputs. Private agencies are getting 33% financial assistance through NABARD at a cost limit of Rs 63 lakh per unit under the National Health Management.
So far, 2,10,327 farmers have registered on the organic farming portal. Apart from this, 7,100 local groups, 73 input suppliers, 889 organic product buyers, and 2123 products are registered.
Source: News 18, 11 January 2020
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