7 Government Schemes for Promoting Organic Farming

Government Schemes to promote Organic Farming

Organic farming in simple terms can be defined as a type of farming method, which is a new system of agriculture, that repairs, maintains, and helps to improve the ecological balance.

The government has introduced various schemes for promoting organic farming in India. The promotion of organic farming not only benefits the farmers but also helps the ecosystem in general.

Let us take a look, What are the schemes provided by the Government for Promoting Organic Farming in India?  What are the government schemes available for farmers?

Government schemes for organic farming in India 2021

Top 7 Government Schemes to promote Organic Farming in India

1. Krishi Vikas Yojana

2. NMOOP National Mission on Oilseeds and Oil Palm

3. Mission Organic Value Chain Development of North Eastern Region (MOVCDNER)

4. (CISS) Capital Investment Subsidy Scheme under Soil Health Management Scheme

5. National Horticulture Mission

6. National Project on Management of Soil Health and Fertility

7. NFSM National Food Security Mission

government schemes for organic farming in india 2020

1. KVY  Krishi Vikas Yojana

Krishi Vikas Yojana is now called as Remunerative Approach for Agriculture and Allied sector Rejuvenation, which was launched in the year August 2007. It was part of the 11th 5-year plan by the Government of India.

KVY is a State Plan Scheme of Additional Central Assistance.

Paramparagat  Krishi Vikas Yojana

PKVY, known as  Paramparagat  Krishi Vikas Yojana helps to promote organic farming that is based on clusters. Along with, PGS – Participatory Guarantee System certification is also provided.

This scheme supports training, the formation of clusters, certification, and marketing of organic farming. Where Rs 50K per hectare / 3 years is provided as an assistance, 60 percentage ~Rs 31K are an incentive for the farmers towards organic inputs.

Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana

RKVY is also known as Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana helps in the improvement and development of food crops,  horticulture, organic fertilizers, pest management, the health of the soil, increasing productivity.

This scheme also helps in the development of bio-fertilizers and rainfed farming systems.

RKVY scheme was introduced in the year 2007, allocating financial help of Rs 15722 crores, as a  state plan scheme.

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2. NMOOP National Mission on Oilseeds and Oil Palm

This mission helps to provide the components used in organic farming at an affordable price.

Financial assistance of 50 percent subsidy to the tune of Rs 300 per hectare is provided for bio-fertilizers, PSB-Phosphate Solubilising Bacteria, ZSB-Zinc Solubilising Bacteria, Mycorrhiza, Azatobacter, the supply of Rhizobium culture, and more.

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3. Mission Organic Value Chain Development of North Eastern Region (MOVCDNER)

MOVCDNER scheme helps to promote the growth and development of niche crops of the northeast region of India. With the help of FPOs, Farmer Producer Organisations this scheme focuses on exports.

The assistance of Rs 25,000 per hectare for three years is provided to the farmers for organic inputs that also include organic manure and bio-fertilizers along-with other inputs.

4. (CISS) Capital Investment Subsidy Scheme under Soil Health Management Scheme

CISS under SHMS (Soil Health Management Scheme) is a scheme, where the assistance of 100 percent is given to state government, and government agencies.

Then they further set up mechanized fruit and vegetable market waste, agro waste production unit which has a maximum limit of Rs 190 lakh per unit.

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5. National Horticulture Mission

NHM is a central scheme, which is aimed at providing financial assistance for those who adopt organic farming, constructs vermicompost units, and organic certification is given to improve horticulture production.

50 percent financial assistance is provided to the limit of Rs 30,000 per person for vermicompost productions, Rs 10,000 per hectare is given (max 4  hectares per person). Rs 5 lakh is given to the group of farmers covering 50 hectares of the area along with a certification.

States exempted from this scheme are Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Andaman and Nicobar, and Lakshadweep.

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6. National Project on Management of Soil Health and Fertility

Management of Soil Health and Fertility includes less use of chemical fertilizers and nutrients. This scheme focuses on the increased use of organic fertilizers and organic manure.

Improving the quality of soil and its fertility, that helps for better quality production of crops.

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7. NFSM National Food Security Mission

This scheme provides financial assistance for the promotion of bio-fertilizers at 50 percent of the cost limits to Rs 300 per hectare.

Based on the data from IFOAM, International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements, India stands at 9th position in terms of certified agricultural land with ~2 million hectares.

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