Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY)

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The "Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojna (PKVY)," a sub-component of the Soil Health Management (SHM) scheme under the National Mission of Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA), aims to develop sustainable models of organic farming using a combination of traditional wisdom and modern science to ensure long-term soil fertility buildup, resource conservation, and aids in climate change adaptation and mitigation. Its primary goal is to boost soil fertility and hence aid in the production of healthy food through organic practises that do not utilise agrochemicals

As part of its mission, PKVY also aims to empower farmers through institutional development employing a cluster model, not only in farm practise management, input production and quality assurance, but also in value addition and direct selling with new methods. The Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) under the PGS-India initiative would be the primary method for ensuring quality under the PKVY

PKVY also wants to empower farmers through institutional development through a cluster model, not just in farm practise management, input production, and quality assurance, but also in value addition and direct marketing through new techniques. The PGS-India initiative's Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) would be the major way for ensuring quality under the PKVY

Objectives:

  1. To promote natural resource-based integrated and climate-resilient sustainable farming systems that assure soil fertility maintenance and increase, natural resource conservation, on-farm nutrient recycling, and reduce farmers' reliance on external inputs
  2. Farmers' agricultural costs will be reduced through sustainable integrated organic farming methods, increasing farmers' net income per unit of land
  3. To create chemical-free, healthy food for human consumption in a sustainable manner
  4. To preserve the environment from toxic inorganic chemicals through the use of low-cost eco-friendly traditional techniques and farmer-friendly technologies
  5. Farmers will be empowered through their own institutional growth in the form of clusters and groups that will be capable of managing production, processing, value addition, and certification management
  6. Farmers will become entrepreneurs as a result of direct market connections with local and national markets

Submission Timeline, Procedure and Approval of Action Plans:

  1. Every year, the INM division will notify the states of their tentative allocation for the following fiscal year by the end of February
  2. On a project basis, the State Government will produce a cluster-based yearly action plan by the first week of April each year; organic farming systems/cropping systems to be adopted; sources of organic inputs (on-farm/off-farm); possible surplus produce for marketing; value addition requirement marketing strategy, and details of the agencies involved
  3. In April of each year, DAC&FW will receive this Annual Action Plan (AAP), which has been authorised by SLEC, together with the SLEC minutes for review, debate, and final approval. Post-facto approvals from SLSC can also be sought to expedite SLEC approvals
  4. Before AAP is presented to the EC for assessment and penalty, the INM Division of DAC&FW will evaluate it. Action plans will be agreed by the EC by April and communicated to states
  5. Every year, funds will be released to states by the first week of May

Expected Outcomes:

  • Commercial organic production should be promoted through certified organic farming
  • The produce will be pesticide residue free, which will help to improve consumer health
  • It will increase farmer revenue and open up new markets for traders
  • It will encourage farmers to mobilise natural resources for input production

Program Implementation:

  • Under the Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana, farmers will be encouraged to practise organic farming in groups (PKVY)
  • Under the initiative, fifty or more farmers will join a cluster with 50 acres of land to practise organic farming. In this manner, 10,000 clusters comprising 5.0 lakh acres of organic farming will be developed during a three-year period
  • Farmers will be exempt from accountability for certification costs
  • Every farmer will receive Rs. 20,000 per acre over three years for seed, crop harvesting, and transportation to market
  • Organic farming will be encouraged through the use of traditional resources, and organic products will be connected to the market
  • It will improve domestic output and organic product certification by involving farmers

Disclaimer: All the data mentioned in this article is only for information purposes and is fetched from reliable sources.

Sources:

https://pgsindia-ncof.gov.in/PKVY/Introduction.aspx
https://vikaspedia.in/agriculture/policies-and-schemes/crops-related/krishi-unnati-yojana/paramparagat-krishi-vikas-yojana

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