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Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana

This topic provides information about Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana that promotes organic farming.

“Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana” is an elaborated component of Soil Health Management (SHM) of major project National Mission of Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA). Under PKVY Organic farming is promoted through adoption of organic village by cluster approach and PGS certification.

Expected outcomes

The Scheme envisages:

  • Promotion of commercial organic production through certified organic farming.
  • The produce will be pesticide residue free and will contribute to improve the health of consumer.
  • It will raise farmer's income and create potential market for traders.
  • It will motivate the farmers for natural resource mobilization for input production.

Programme implementation

  • Groups of farmers would be motivated to take up organic farming under Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY).
  • Fifty or more farmers will form a cluster having 50 acre land to take up the organic farming under the scheme. In this way during three years 10,000 clusters will be formed covering 5.0 lakh acre area under organic farming.
  • There will be no liability on the farmers for expenditure on certification.
  • Every farmer will be provided Rs. 20,000 per acre in three years for seed to harvesting of crops and to transport produce to the market.
  • 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

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 Persons@ 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 cluster )

For more details of pattern of assistance, click here

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

Gopal Ch Barthakur Jul 18, 2016 02:16 PM

Initially, the organisers/Government officials need Vehicles and fuel for movements and proper monitoring of the progress. Without it, success is not possible. It should be included as there is no such provision from last 2-3 years in any of the scheme in Assam.

Palaneeswar Rajarathinam Jun 23, 2016 11:35 AM

It is disheartening to find that this program has no new thought in addressing farm sustainability and replicate the same Commercial Certification System which has not benefited farm sector but resulted only in mushrooming of players in food trade to exploit consumers preference for term Organic.
Present Commercial Certified Organic farming is more of market driven. It’s objective of serving consumer interest or farm sustainability is of debate . Present commercial certification system only protects market interest more than farmer interest or citizens concern.
Commercial certified organic farming being promoted by the market to reap demand generated in food trade resulting out of guiltiness of people who happens to a food consumer on degenerating environment and his own health fear - arising out of chemicals abuse in farming.
For a country like India attaining food security with out compromising food safety needs to be the paramount importance rather than replicating a market system in food trade with out customizing to our needs.
With increasing awareness on environment and health Indian citizens are in search for a system that would provide them an opportunity to shoulder larger mission of food security without compromising food safety.
This new program launched by Government of India Parampargat Krishi Vikas Yojana through Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperation also known as National Mission of Sustainable Development which was long awaited and thought to bring new dimension in food trade has left disappointing as this program has missed an opportunity to educate and evolve farming society by addressing their search for a system to address their concern for farm sustainability without compromising food safety concern of market.
Existing commercial standards and systems in organic farming certification process has to be relooked as farmers are reluctant in meeting those standards even under PGS a diluted organic certification system over the third party monitoring system .
Under PKVY scheme it is better to form a new set of system which is more inclusive with a new set of thought process to acheive farm sustainability, food security and food safety concern based on scientific reasoning.
Existing standards prescribed in Commercial Organic farming Certification process hinder the farm sustainability and food security by disabling farmer an option to use new technology or scientific advancements even if they are found safe scientifically. Farmer has to follow procedures in existing commercial organic certification process as ritual without applying his skill or reasoning for sake of getting the product certified.
As the program is being promoted by Agriculture Department its huge embarrassment for a agriculture extension person to advocate use of Nitrogen through Fertilizer and to say stop usage of chemical fertilizer as it would hurt Commercial Organic Farming Certification.
Even if the product gets certified farmer is not sure of getting a fair price advantage for the produce as compensation for restricting him to adopt a technology or new scientific advancements that could have helped him in achieving farm sustainability without compromising food safety or environmental concern.
It is time Government of India has to come out with new system in food production and play a larger role creating entirely a new system in addressing food security without compromising food safety. This new system can come out with new standards, food labels, food certification system rather than replicating the commercial organic certification system which may not help either our small farmers in attaining sustainability nor our citizens inner desire of showing their concern towards environment and farming society.

Ravi prakash Apr 27, 2016 01:05 PM

Overall scheme is really good, but how farmers need to approach to avail benefit of this scheme? Like nodal agencies responsible?

Dharmendra Kumar Apr 22, 2016 12:41 PM

the components and pattern of assistance should be more elaborative or little also in paragraph type with points mentioned above in article.....overall is nice

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