Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare

Natural Farming System

Posted On: 16 MAR 2021 5:54PM by PIB Delhi

Bhartiya Prakritik Krishi Padhati (BPKP), is introduced as a sub scheme of Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) since 2020-21 for the promotion of traditional indigenous practices including natural farming. The scheme mainly emphasises on exclusion of all synthetic chemical inputs and promotes   on-farm biomass recycling with major stress on biomass mulching; use of cow dung-urine formulations; plant based preparations and   time to time working of soil for aeration. Under BPKP, financial assistance of Rs 12200/ha for 3 years is provided for cluster formation, capacity building and continuous handholding by trained personnel, certification and residue analysis.

Until now, under natural farming an area of 4.09 lakh ha area has been covered and a total fund of Rs. 4587.17 lakh has been released in 8 States across the country including the State of Tamil Nadu

 

The State –wise details of funds released under BPKP

 

Sl. No.

States

Area in Ha

Amount released (Rs in lakh)

1.

Andhra Pradesh

100000

750.00

2.

Chhattisgarh

85000

1352.52

3.

Kerala

84000

1336.60

4.

Himachal Pradesh

12000

286.42

5

Jharkhand

3400

54.10

6.

Odisha

24000

381.89

7.

Madhya Pradesh

99000

393.82

8.

Tamil Nadu

2000

31.82

Total

409400

4587.17

 

This information was given in a written reply by the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar in Lok Sabha today.

 

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