Zero Budget Natural Farming: In order to promote natural farming in the country and to make the new generation aware about it, the government is preparing to include natural farming in the curriculum.
Preparation for inclusion of natural farming in agriculture curriculum
Natural farming in the country (Natural Farming) To promote and to give the information of natural farming to more and more farmers and people, the government should give courses to agriculture (Agriculture In Syllabus) is planning to join. The Government informed in the Rajya Sabha on 4th February that the Government of India Natural Farming System (ISK) was launched as a sub-scheme of Conventional Farming during 2020-21.BPKP) through promoting natural farming. Apart from this, Krishi Vikas Yojana (KVY) to promote traditional and indigenous practices including natural farming (PKVY) is running the plan.
Central Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar (Narendra Singh Tomar) in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha said that the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has constituted a committee to develop the curriculum and curriculum of natural farming at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The scheme, in which natural farming is a major component, mainly emphasizes on non-use of all chemical chemical inputs. Also, in this technique, emphasis is laid on the use of biomass mulching, cow dung-urine formulations. Apart from this, it promotes the use of farm waste and recycling of biomass.
Fund released for eight states of the country
To promote the scheme, financial assistance of Rs 12,200 per hectare is provided under BPKP for three years for cluster building, capacity building and continuous handholding by trained personnel, certification and residue analysis. So far, under natural farming, an area of 4.09 lakh hectares has been covered and a total fund of Rs 4,980.99 lakh has been released to eight states across the country.
Organic farming schemes are being implemented in the Northeast region
According to AdX Live, the Agriculture Minister told that Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu have benefited through this scheme. Replying to another question in the Rajya Sabha, Tomar said that the government is also implementing Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) and dedicated organic farming schemes of Mission Organic Value Chain Development (MOVCDNER) in the North East region since 2015-16. An amount of Rs 650 crore has been approved for the promotion of organic farming for the year 2021-22.
Organic production is encouraged
PKVY has been implemented to encourage farmers to produce organic manure and to promote organic farming of food grains in the country. Under these schemes, farmers are primarily encouraged to adopt organic farming using organic inputs and farmers are provided assistance for various components from production to production. Under the scheme, the focus is on value addition, certification and marketing of organic products, as well as practical training to the farmers for the production of organic manure and its use are the components of these schemes. Farmers are provided assistance of Rs 31,000 per hectare for three years under PKVY and Rs 32,500 per hectare for three years under MOVCDNER for various organic inputs, including on-farm production and purchase of organic fertilizers.
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