Traditional Farming Scheme is being launched by the Government of India to support and promote organic farming in the form of cluster farming. Nowadays, the “Organic Product” are on top trend within the societies. Let’s see what does organic farming mean, it’s benefits and the scheme proposed by the Government of India to support paramparagat krishi vikas yojana – pkvy which is also known as organic farming.
Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana – PKVY – Cluster Farming
What is Organic Farming:
Organic farming is the original form of farming where crop farming is maintained in its natural form without any use of artificial pesticides and fertilizers. Overall the world market of organic food, the product is significantly improved in the last 20 years. Growth of the retail sales of organic products in North America and Canada is predicted 15% to 20% per year this growth will significantly increase per year.
Reasons for Purchasing Organic Product:
Consumers want organic food product for multiple reasons, many of the buyers want it as they wish to try something new. Many of the consumers purchase organic products as they want chemical-free and pesticides free fertilizers.
Benefits of paramparagat krishi vikas yojana – Organic Farming:
- The first and most important benefit of organic farming is, it will protect the overall environment.
- IT will protect the quality of the soil which is continuously degrading due to the heavy use of chemical-based fertilizer.
- Recycle of the wastage is possible at its greatest extent.
- The consumer will get the food in its natural form which will be free from the chemicals.
- It will help to improve the farmer’s health as organic farming will reduce the disease caused due to the excessive use of chemicals while growing the corps.
Government’s Contribution to Encourage Organic Farming – PKVY:
The government of India has made the provision of 300 crores in union budget to encourage farmers to adopt farming in its natural form by reducing the dependency on ‘ZERO’ of fertilizers and agriculture-based chemicals.
The main motive of the organic policy is to promote farming in its natural state which will be economically friendly, environmentally friendly and socially acceptable. Paramparagat Krishi Yojana (PKVY) is a scheme proposed by the Government of India to support organic farming via the cluster approach.
What is Cluster Farming:
This cluster approach to encourage the farmers to form a cluster of the 50-acre land to take up organic farming. Each farmer who is participating in the cluster farming are entitled to the 20,000 Rs/- per acre for the consecutive years for the seed to harvesting cops and to transport them to market.
The government of India is aiming to form around 10,000 clusters to cover an area of 5 lakh hectares under organic farming. This scheme is also expected to encourage the promotion of commercial organic production through certified organic farming. Organic farming will help to improve the health of the consumer. Organic farming will help to increase the farmer’s income and ultimately it will create the potential market for the traders. You can visit to the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation, & Farmers Welfare to know more about the government scheme