Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana
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Overview: Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY), is a Cluster based programme to encourage the farmer for promoting organic farming was launched by the NDA government in 2015. The aim of this scheme is to form 10,000 clusters over the next three years and bring about five lakh acres of agricultural area under organic farming to develop agricultural activity in the country . And each cluster or group must have 50 farmers willing to take up organic farming under the Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana and possess a total area of at least 50 acres. Each farmer enrolling in the scheme will be provided INR 20,000 per acre by the government spread over three years time. This fund can be utilized to get organic seed, harvesting of the crops, and transporting the produce to the local markets.
Previous scheme: Coming before in time to the NDA’s victory in the Lok Sabha elections of 2014, the UPA government had initiated a number of schemes and programmes aimed at developing agricultural activity in the country and improving the lot of the rural sector. Schemes such as National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA), National Horticulture Mission (NHM), Mission for Integrated Development and Horticulture (MIDH), Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY), National Programme on Organic Production (NPOP), and National Project on Organic Farming (NPOF) were in place but none of them was far in making organic farming their main focus. The Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojna attempts to attain two ends –
- Make clusters or groups of farmers to maximize resource pooling and cooperation.
- Spread benefits to the greatest number of farmers and maximize promotion of organic farming.
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.
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