Government runs 2 programs to promote organic farming – The New Indian Express


By PTI

NEW DELHI: The government has implemented two programs promoting organic farming through clusters and Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) since 2015-2016, Lok Sabha informed on Tuesday.

The two programs are Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) and Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North Eastern Region (MOVCDNER).

Union Minister of State for Agriculture Kailash Choudhary said the two schemes focus on end-to-end support for organic farmers – from production to processing, certification and marketing. support for post-harvest management, including processing, which helps reduce the cost of organic farming. some products.

Under the PKVY, farmers receive financial assistance of Rs 50,000 per hectare for three years, of which Rs 31,000 per hectare for three years is provided directly to farmers through DBT for on and off-farm organic inputs firm, he said during question time. .

The minister said financial assistance of Rs 20 lakh per 1,000 hectare cluster for three years is being provided for value addition and infrastructure creation.

Under MOVCDNER, a sum of Rs 46,575 per hectare for three years is provided for the creation of FPOs, support to farmers for biological inputs, seeds and quality planting materials and training, maintenance of hand and certification.

Choudhary said need-based assistance is provided for post-harvest infrastructure and value addition up to the maximum limit of Rs 600 lakh for the integrated processing unit, Rs 37.50 lakh for the station package, Rs 18.75 lakh each for refrigerated vehicle and cold store components, Rs 10.0 lakh for collection, aggregation, grading and custom hiring center and Rs 6.0 lakh for four wheels and transportation.

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