NEW DELHI, Mar 29: The Authorities has been implementing two schemes for promotion of natural farming via cluster and Farmer Producer Organisations (FPO) since 2015-16, Lok Sabha was knowledgeable on Tuesday.
The 2 schemes are Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) and Mission Natural Worth Chain Improvement for North Jap Area (MOVCDNER).
Union Minister of State for Agriculture Kailash Choudhary mentioned each the schemes stress on end-to-end help to natural farmers — from manufacturing to processing, certification and advertising and marketing to submit harvest administration help, together with processing, which helps to convey down value of natural merchandise.
Beneath the PKVY, farmers are offered monetary help of Rs 50,000 per hectare for 3 years out of which Rs 31,000 per hectare for 3 years is offered on to farmers via DBT for on-farm and off-farm natural inputs, he mentioned throughout Query Hour.
The minister mentioned monetary help of Rs 20 lakh per cluster of 1,000 hectares for 3 years is offered for worth addition and infrastructure creation.
Beneath MOVCDNER, a sum of Rs 46,575 per hectare for 3 years is offered for creation of FPOs, help to farmers for natural inputs, high quality seeds and planting materials and coaching, hand holding and certification.
Choudhary mentioned need-based help is offered for submit harvest infrastructure and worth addition as much as most restrict of Rs 600 lakh for built-in processing unit, Rs 37.50 lakh for built-in pack home, Rs 18.75 lakh every for refrigerated automobile and chilly retailer elements, Rs 10.0 lakh for assortment, aggregation, grading and customized hiring centre and Rs 6.0 lakh for 4 wheeler and transportation. (PTI)