Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY)

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Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY):

Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

What is it?

• It is an extended component of Soil Health Management (SHM) under National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA).

• It was launched in 2015.

Aim:

Supporting and promoting organic farming, in turn resulting in improvement of soil health.

Objectives:

• Promote organic farming among rural youth/ farmers/ consumers/ traders.

• Disseminate latest technologies in organic farming.

• Utilize the services of experts from public agricultural research system in India.

• Organize a minimum of one cluster demonstration in a village.

Process and Mechanism/Components:

Model Organic Cluster Demonstrations:

• They aim at boosting/ promoting organic farming among rural youth/ farmers/ consumers/ traders by creating awareness on the latest technologies of organic farming.

• These are conducted at the farmer’s field in clusters of 20 ha or 50 acres under PKVY.

Model Organic Farm:

• It aims at demonstrating conversion of conventional land into organic farming practices in onehectare parcels.

• This is to spread the information on the latest technologies of various units of organic inputs production through exposure visits to farmers.

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