Agriculture and Farmer Welfare

Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) for Farmers in Maharashtra

Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana called (Traditional Farming Improvement Programme) launched by Government of India to support and promote organic farming and there by improving soil health. This scheme will encourage farmers to adopt eco-friendly concept of cultivation and reduce their dependence on fertilizers and agricultural chemicals to improve yields. The agriculture department implements Pramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana in Maharashtra state. Under this scheme, central provide 60% subsidy and state provide 40% subsidy for Pramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana in Maharashtra. According to the scheme, farmers will be encouraged to form groups or clusters and take to organic farming methods over large areas in the country. To avail the scheme, each cluster or group must have 50 farmers willing to take up organic farming under the PKVY and possess a total area of at least 50 acres. Each farmer enrolling in the scheme will be provided INR 20,000 per acre by the government spread over three years time. This fund can be utilized for obtaining organic seed, harvesting of the crops, and transporting the produce to the local markets. Paramparagat means traditional and the meaning of PKVY is to use traditional techniques and eco friendly methods of farming. This scheme will help in promoting organic cultivation as well as to reduce the use of harmful chemicals in agriculture in the form of insecticides and pesticides

Benefits of Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana PKVY:

  • Benefits of INR 20,000 for each farmers enrolling for this scheme
  • Benefits of doing organic farming
  • Benefits of organic farming without using chemical helps for consumer
  • Benefits of Preservation of soil health by organic farming method

Eligibility for Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana PKVY:

  1. All farmers eligible for this scheme
  2. A group or cluster of farmers also eligible for this scheme
  3. Each cluster or group must have 50 farmers willing to take up organic farming are eligible for Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana PKVY

Programme Implementation:

  1. Groups of farmers motivated to take up organic farming under Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY)
  2. Under this scheme, fifty or more farmers will form a cluster having 50 acre land to take up the organic farming. In this way during three years 10,000 clusters will be formed covering 5.0 lakh acre area under organic farming
  3. There will be no liability on the farmers for expenditure on certification.
  4. Every farmer will be provided Rs. 20,000 per acre in three years for seed to harvesting of crops and to transport produce to the market
  5. Organic farming will be promoted by using traditional resources and the organic products will be linked with the market
  6. It will increase domestic production and certification of organic produce by involving farmers

Documents Required:

  1. Applicant’s Aadhaar card
  2. Applicant’s 7/12
  3. Applicant’s bank account details
  4. Applicant’s passport size photos if required

How to Apply:

  1. farmers contact agriculture department of Maharashtra for enrolling Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana
  2. farmers also contact district or taluka level agriculture officer in the state
  3. farmers contact zilla parishad or gram panchyat for more application procedure details

References and Details:

  1. For more details about Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana PKVY visit: https://mahades.maharashtra.gov.in/MPSIMS/ViewSchemeProfile.do?OWASP_CSRFTOKEN=null&mode=printProfile&recordId=94341&planyearId=2016
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