Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana

Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (Traditional Farming Improvement Programme) was launched in April, 2015 to support and promote organic farming and thereby improving soil health. This scheme encourages the farmers to adopt eco-friendly concept of cultivation and reduce their dependence on fertilizers and agricultural chemicals to improve yields.

Background

Successive governments in India have launched schemes for promotion of the organic farming such as National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture, National Project on Organic Farming, National Project on Management of Soil Health and Fertility etc. Most of the schemes could not achieve substantial success. The revamped PKVY promotes organic farming through adoption of organic village by cluster approach and Participatory Guarantee System of certification. This is where it makes difference. Till 2017-18, 10000 clusters of 50 acre land are to be formed. Each cluster will cover 5 lakh acre area to promote organic farming. It includes different components such as mobilization, training of farmers and exposure visits by the farmers.

Cluster Approach

This scheme is basically a scheme of supporting organic farming via cluster approach. Fifty or more farmers form a cluster having 50 acre land to take organic farming. Each farmer will be provided Rs. 20000 per acre in three years for seed to harvesting crops and to transport them to market. The government plans to form around 10 thousand clusters in three years and cover an area of 5 Lakh hectares under organic farming. Government also plans to bring certification of organic produce.

Comments

  • ramakrishna
    Reply

    The idea of the govt.is superb. Farmers of each and every village should be trained to use natural resources to promote eco friendly farming for the well being of their lands as well as environmental protection

  • ramakrishna
    Reply

    The idea of the govt.is superb. Farmers of each and every village should be trained to use natural resources to promote eco friendly farming for the well being of their lands as well as environmental protection

  • Varun
    Reply

    The Idea is very good but.
    1)How 300 crores is sufficient for this?
    2)Organic farming produces low but quality output how can farmers market such high quality low quantity produce and profit themselves.?
    3)What benifits do farmer gets through Organic farming other than soil health.?

  • Varun
    Reply

    The Idea is very good but.
    1)How 300 crores is sufficient for this?
    2)Organic farming produces low but quality output how can farmers market such high quality low quantity produce and profit themselves.?
    3)What benifits do farmer gets through Organic farming other than soil health.?

  • gajanand agrawal 9509878999
    Reply

    dear friends
    organic noon
    I am very happy for this news . dear friends we are connected of 4000 farmers I for direct way in rajsthan various farmers are cultivating of crop in organic farming before last 3 years . we are gives to all of farmers supports for organic farming pls contect me for any query & services

  • gajanand agrawal 9509878999
    Reply

    dear friends
    organic noon
    I am very happy for this news . dear friends we are connected of 4000 farmers I for direct way in rajsthan various farmers are cultivating of crop in organic farming before last 3 years . we are gives to all of farmers supports for organic farming pls contect me for any query & services

  • veerabhadra
    Reply

    hi,
    this scheme is useless because no farmer form as a cluster or group.If it is for individual ,that may be useful.All govt.schemes with lot of litications and it is difficult for a farmer to organise group and maintain his own crops.In Andhra no govt scheme is implementing properly due to heavy officers involvement in sanctions.No farmer interested to wander at govt offices.

  • veerabhadra
    Reply

    hi,
    this scheme is useless because no farmer form as a cluster or group.If it is for individual ,that may be useful.All govt.schemes with lot of litications and it is difficult for a farmer to organise group and maintain his own crops.In Andhra no govt scheme is implementing properly due to heavy officers involvement in sanctions.No farmer interested to wander at govt offices.