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Ministry Of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana

Organic Farming
Pesticide-free Agriculture
Soil Health
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Frequently Asked Questions
PKVY aims at supporting and promoting organic farming, in turn resulting in improvement of soil health. The scheme promotes Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) For India (PGS- India)2 form of organic certification that is built on mutual trust, locally relevant and mandates the involvement of producers and consumers in the process of certification. PGS – India operates outside the framework of “Third Party Certification.
Funding pattern under the scheme is in the ratio of 60:40 by the Central and State Governments respectively. In case of Northeastern and Himalayan States, Central Assistance is provided in the ratio of 90:10 (Centre: State) and for Union Territories, the assistance is 100%. The Scheme proposes to cover additional 6,00,000 hectare area under organic farming till 2025-26.
he 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:
• To promote natural resource based integrated and climate resilient sustainable farming systems that ensure maintenance and increase of soil fertility, natural resource conservation, on-farm nutrient recycling and minimizing dependence of farmers on external inputs
• to reduce cost of agriculture to farmers through sustainable integrated organic farming systems thereby enhancing farmer’s net income per unit of land
• To sustainably produce chemical free and nutritious food for human consumption
• To protect environment from hazardous inorganic chemicals by adoption of eco-friendly low-cost traditional techniques and farmer friendly technologies
• To empower farmers through their own institutional development in the form of clusters and groups with capacity to manage production, processing value addition and certification management
• To make farmers entrepreneurs through direct market linkages with local and national markets.
• Utilize the services of experts from public agricultural research system in India
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