Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana and Bharitya Prakratik Krishi Padhati
16th March, 2022 Environment
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Context: Government is promoting non chemical farming under the names of organic and natural farming through Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana and Bharitya Prakratik Krishi Padhati along the river Ganga .
About PKVY scheme
- It is implemented in all the States across the country.
- It is an elaborated component of Soil Health Management (SHM) of major project National Mission of Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA).
- Under this scheme, farmers are provided financial assistance of Rs 31000/ ha / 3 years for organic inputs such as seeds, bio-fertilisers, bio-pesticides, organic manure, compost/ vermi-compost, botanical extracts etc.
- Support is also provided for group/ Farmers Producers Organization (FPO) formation, training, certification, value addition and marketing of their organic produce.
- Under Namami Gange Programme total Rs 120.49 crore fund (Rs 67.36 cr from RKVY & Rs 34.20 cr from PKVY) has been released for 6181 clusters and 123620 ha area covered.
Bhartiya Prakritik Krishi Padhati (BPKP)
- It was launched as a sub scheme of Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) since 2020-21 for the promotion of traditional indigenous practices.
- The scheme mainly emphasizes on exclusion of all synthetic chemical inputs and promotes on-farm biomass recycling with major stress on biomass mulching; use of cow dung-urine formulations; plant-based preparations and time to time working of soil for aeration.
- Under BPKP, financial assistance of Rs 12200/ha for 3 years is provided for cluster formation, capacity building and continuous handholding by trained personnel, certification and residue analysis.