Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY)
Organic agriculture is a production of agricultural products free from chemicals and pesticides residues by adopting eco-friendly low cost technologies “Parampragat Krishi Vikas Yojana”is an elaborated component of Soil Health Management (SHM) of National Mission of Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA). Under PKVY, Organic farming is promoted through adoption of organic village by cluster approach and PGS certification.
Organic Area Selection Criteria:
a) The cluster chosen for Organic Farming shall be 50 acres in extent and in as contiguous a form as possible. In order to facilitate this, the ceiling of subsidy that a farmer is eligible shall be a maximum of one hectare and the total financial assistance eligible for a 50 acre cluster shall be a maximum of Rs. 10(Ten) lakhs for farmer members and Rs. 4.95 lakh for mobilization and PGS Certification.
Of the total number of farmers in a cluster, a minimum of 65% and marginal farmer should belong to the small categories. Thus minimum criteria of inclusion should as far as practicable be fulfilled at cluster level and where not possible, it should be satisfied at Mandal/Block/Taluka or District level.
b) Organic Farming shall be promoted in such areas like hilly, tribal and also rainfed areas where utilization of chemical fertilizers and Pesticide is less.
- Groups of farmers would be motivated to take up organic farming under Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY).
- Fifty or more farmers will form a cluster having 50 acre land to take up the organic farming under the scheme. In this way during three years 10,000 clusters will be formed covering 5.0 lakh acre area under organic farming.
- There will be no liability on the farmers for expenditure on certification.
- Every farmer will be provided Rs. 20,000 per acre in three years for seed to harvesting of crops and to transport produce to the market.
- 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