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Bihar government is taking various steps to promote organic farming. In this, organic farming is that method of producing agricultural products free from chemical and pesticide residues, and is emphasizing on eco-friendly low cost techniques, along with PGS certification and promotion of organic farming by developing organic villages in the group. So that the objectives of organic farming can be achieved. Organic farming is also being implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India under the Namami Gange cleanliness campaign to keep the river Ganga clean. Under this, the scheme is to be implemented in the identified panchayats on the banks of river Ganga.
Clusters created for organic farming
Giving information, Bihar Agriculture Minister Amarendra Pratap Singh said that in the state of Bihar, Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana was implemented in 327 clusters of sixteen (16) districts from the financial year 2015-16. It has been implemented in 100 clusters of seven (7) districts of the state.
Under Namami Gange cleanliness campaign financial year 2017-18, organic farming is being done by farmers in total 103 groups/clusters in five districts of the state namely Buxar, Bhojpur, Chhapra (Saran), Vaishali and Patna.
In the financial year 2020-21 in 13 (thirteen) aspirational districts of Bihar namely Araria, Purnia, Katihar, Gaya, Aurangabad, Nawada, Jamui, Khagaria, Begusarai, Sheikhpura, Banka, Muzaffarpur and Sitamarhi in 1300 hectares of total 65 groups/clusters. The scheme is being implemented in 05 groups per district (20 hectares per group/cluster).
In the financial year 2021-22, under the Namami Gange cleanliness campaign, 28 clusters per cluster 500 hectares and 700 groups per group 20 hectares in 14000 hectares of panchayats located on the banks of river Ganga in 12 (twelve) districts of the state are proposed for approval.
Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana is proposed to be implemented in 26 districts of the state in the financial year 2021-21, for which action is being taken to send the proposal to the Government of India.
The one-day training program of Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojna and Namami Gange Yojna and the situation of fertilizers in Kharif and preparations for Rabi season were reviewed in the auditorium of Bameti.
organic corridor plan
Agriculture Secretary Dr. N. Saravan Kumar, Secretary, Agriculture Department informed that three important schemes are being implemented to promote organic farming in the state.
State government’s ambitious Organic Corridor Scheme, Centrally Sponsored Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana and Namami Gange Yojana are being implemented.
The main objective of all the schemes is to try to stop the uncontrolled use of fertilizers and to keep the Ganga clean, so that sustainable farming can be promoted and healthy soil and clean water can be provided to the coming generation.
Addition on reducing chemical fertilizers
Dr. Vandana Dwivedi, Advisor, Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana, Government of India, in his address said that Namami Gange and Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana are being implemented by the Government of India for organic farming. Arth Ganga has been called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi under Namami Gange.
This means that proper arrangements for organic farming, value addition and marketing of agricultural products can be made on the banks of the Ganges. He requested the state government to identify such tribal areas of the state, where farmers are cultivating without chemical fertilizers. Government of India will provide funds for adoption and certification of such areas.