Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana
About the scheme
- The Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) was launched in 2015 by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
- It is an extended component of Soil Health Management (SHM) under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS), National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA).
- PKVY aims at supporting and promoting organic farming, in turn resulting in improvement of soil health.
- The objective is to produce agricultural products free from chemicals and pesticides residues by adopting eco- friendly, low- cost technologies.
- Key Thrust areas of PKVY in promoting organic farming include the following:
- Promote organic farming among rural youth/ farmers/ consumers/ traders
- Disseminate latest technologies in organic farming
- Utilize the services of experts from public agricultural research system in India
- Organize a minimum of one cluster demonstration in a village
- Under PKVY, farmers are provided financial assistance of Rs 50,000 per hectare/ 3 years is given, out of which Rs. 31,000 (61%) is provided directly through DBT for inputs bio fertilisers, bio-pesticides, organic manure, compost, vermi-compost, botanical extracts etc.
- Organic farming will be promoted by using traditional resources and the organic products will be linked with the market.
- It will increase domestic production and certification of organic produce by involving farmers.
Why in the news?
- This information was given by the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare in Lok Sabha recently.
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