How Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) Help Organic farming

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Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY)

In April 2015, The NDA govt launch Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (pkvy) a Traditional Farming Development Program to help and promote organic farming and soil health improvement.This project encourages farmers to adopt eco friendly ideas and reduce their reliance on fertilizers and agricultural chemicals.

According to  International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements (IFOAMA) survey they found that nearly 20 million farmers of the world practice organic farming practices and about 80 percent of these farms are in India. It is not wrong to assume that our country is in the center of a organic revolution that is taking the earth by storm. Certainly or not, the abundance of organic farms in India certainly does not surprise because it only follows our ancestors and the continuation of the continuous rise of customs.

Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) Implementation

Paramparagat krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY), launched by the NDA government in 2015, has taken initiative to develop the country’s organic farming. In the 2016 budget speech, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was firmly in favor of implementing the project. According to this project, farmers’ groups or clusters will be encouraged to form and organic farming will be taken in greater areas of the country. For the project to be taken, 50 farmers in each cluster or group must be able to accept organic farms under PKVV and they should have 50 acres of total area. If every farmer listed on this project spreads in three years, the government will give Tk 20,000 per acre. This fund can be used for organic seeds, harvesting and transporting goods to local markets.


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:
1.Promote organic farming among rural youth/ farmers/ consumers/ traders
2. Disseminate latest technologies in organic farming
3. Utilize the services of experts from public agricultural research system in
4.Organize a minimum of one cluster demonstration in a village

Components and pattern of assistance

  1. Adoption of Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) certification through cluster approach
    • Mobilization of farmers / local people to form cluster in 50 acre for PGS certification
      • Conducting of meetings and discussions of farmers in targeted areas to form organic farming cluster @ Rs. 200 / farmer
      • Exposure visit to member of cluster to organic farming fields @ Rs. 200 / farmer
      • Formation of cluster, farmer pledge to PGS and Identification of Lead Resourceful Person (LRP) from cluster
      • Training of cluster members on organic farming (3 trainings @ Rs. 20000 per training)
    • PGS Certification and Quality control
      • Training on PGS Certification in 2 days @ Rs. 200 per LRP
      • Training of Trainers (20) Lead Resource [email protected] Rs. 250 /day/ cluster for 3 days.
      • Online Registration of farmer @ Rs.100 per member cluster x 50
      • Soil sample collection and testing (21 samples/year/cluster) @ Rs. 190 per sample for three years
      • Process documentation of conversion into organic methods, inputs used, cropping pattern followed, organic manures and fertilizer used etc., for PGS certification @ Rs.100 per member x 50
      • Inspection of fields of cluster member @ Rs. 400 /inspection x 3 (3 inspections will be done per cluster per year)
      • Residue analysis of samples in NABL (8 samples per year per cluster) @ Rs. 10, 000/ sample
      • Certification Charges
      • Administrative expenses for certification
  2. Adoption of organic village for manure management and biological nitrogen harvesting through cluster approach
    • Action plan for Organic Farming for one cluster
      • Conversion of land to organic @ Rs.1000/acre x 50
      • Introduction of cropping system; Organic seed procurement or raising organic nursery @ Rs.500/acre/year x 50 acres
      • Traditional organic Input Production units like Panchagavya, Beejamruth and Jeevamruth etc. @ Rs.1500 /unit / acre x 50 acre
      • Biological Nitrogen Harvest planting (Gliricidia, Sesbania, etc) @ Rs. 2000/acre x 50 acre
      • Botanical extracts production units (Neem cake, Neem oil) @ Rs.1000/unit/ acre x 50 acre
    • Integrated Manure Management
      • Liquid Biofertilizer consortia (Nitrogen fixing / Phosphate Solubilizing/ potassium mobilizing biofertilizer) @ Rs. 500/acre x 50
      • Liquid Biopesticides (Trichoderma viridae, Pseudomonas fluorescens, Metarhizium , Beaviourie bassiana, Pacelomyces,verticilliu m) @ Rs. 500 /acre x 50
      • Neem Cake/ Neem Oil @ Rs.500/acre x 50
      • Phosphate Rich Organic Manure / Zyme Granules @ Rs. 1000/acre x 50
      • Vermicompost (size 7’x3’x1’) @ Rs.5000/ unit x 50
    • Custom Hiring Centre (CHC) charges
      • Agricultural implements (As per SMAM guidelines) – Power tiller, Cono weeder, Paddy thresher, Furrow opener,Sprayer, Rose can, Top Pan balance
      • Walk-in tunnels for horticulture (As per guidelines of MIDH)
      • Cattle shed / poultry / piggery for animal compost (As per Guidelines of Gokhul Scheme )
    • Packing, Labeling and Branding of organic products of cluster
      • Packing material with PGS logo + Hologram printing @ Rs. 2500 / acre x 50
      • Transportation of organic produce (Four wheeler, 1.5 tone load capacity) @Rs. 120000 max. assistance for 1 cluster
      • Organic Fairs (maximum assistance will be given @ 36330 per clus

Source : Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India

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