PKVY aims at supporting and promoting organic farming, in turn resulting in improvement of soil health. The scheme promotes Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) For India (PGS- India)2 form of organic certification that is built on mutual trust, 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.
Funding pattern under the scheme is in the ratio of 60:40 by the Central and State Governments respectively. In case of Northeastern and Himalayan States, Central Assistance is provided in the ratio of 90:10 (Centre: State) and for Union Territories, the assistance is 100%. The Scheme proposes to cover additional 6,00,000 hectare area under organic farming till 2025-26.
he objective is to produce agricultural products free from chemicals and pesticides residues by adopting eco- friendly, low- cost technologies. Key Thrust areas of PKVY in promoting organic farming include the following:
• To promote natural resource based integrated and climate resilient sustainable farming systems that ensure maintenance and increase of soil fertility, natural resource conservation, on-farm nutrient recycling and minimizing dependence of farmers on external inputs
• to reduce cost of agriculture to farmers through sustainable integrated organic farming systems thereby enhancing farmer’s net income per unit of land
• To sustainably produce chemical free and nutritious food for human consumption
• To protect environment from hazardous inorganic chemicals by adoption of eco-friendly low-cost traditional techniques and farmer friendly technologies
• To empower farmers through their own institutional development in the form of clusters and groups with capacity to manage production, processing value addition and certification management
• To make farmers entrepreneurs through direct market linkages with local and national markets.
• Promotion of organic farming, in turn resulting in improvement of soil health
• Sustainable production of chemical free and nutritious agriculture produce
• Direct linkages with local and national markets
Step 01: Interested applicant should connect and communicate with the regional councils of their respective states.
Step 02: Regional councils consolidates all the applications and develop Annual Action Plan
Step 03: Compiled Annual Action plan by the regional councils of the state is submitted is submitted to Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
Step 04: Funds released to states by centre
1) Aadhaar number
2) Land documents
3) Caste Certificate (SC/ST/OBC only)
4) Phone Details
5) Bank Details
The specific documents for availing the benefits of the program may vary depending on the type of intervention and the state. It is recommended to consult with the relevant authorities for detailed information on documents to be submitted.