Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY)

Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY)

About the Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana

The Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY), launched in 2015, is an extended component of Soil Health Management (SHM) under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS), National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA). PKVY aims at supporting and promoting organic farming, in turn resulting in the improvement of soil health.

The scheme promotes the Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) For India (PGS- India) form of organic certification that is built on mutual trust, is locally relevant, and mandates the involvement of producers and consumers in the process of certification. PGS – India operates outside the framework of “Third Party Certification”.

Objectives of Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana

  • Produce agricultural products free from chemicals and pesticide residues by adopting eco-friendly, low-cost technologies.
  • Promote organic farming among rural youth/ farmers/ consumers/ traders.
  • Disseminate the latest technologies in organic farming.
  • Utilize the services of experts from the public agricultural research system in India.
  • Organize a minimum of one cluster demonstration in a village.

Components of Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana

1. Model Organic Cluster Demonstrations

Model Organic Cluster Demonstrations aim at boosting/ promoting organic farming among rural youth/ farmers/ consumers/ traders by creating awareness of the latest technologies of organic farming. These are conducted at the farmer’s field in clusters of 20 ha or 50 acres under PKVY.

2. Model Organic Farm

The Model Organic Farm aims at demonstrating the conversion of conventional land into organic farming practices in one-hectare parcels. This is to spread information on the latest technologies of various units of organic inputs production through exposure visits to farmers.

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