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Nagaland received Rs 2,266.46 lakhs to promote organic farming

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DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 4: Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare released Rs 2,266.46 lakhs to Nagaland during 2020-21 to promote organic farming in the State.
Out of the Rs 2,266.46 lakhs, Rs 2258.89 lakhs was released under Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North Eastern Region (MOVCDNER) out of which the State has utilized Rs 2134.89 lakhs. Rs 7.57 lakhs was released to the State under Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY).
This information was given by the Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.
Tomar said the Centre is implementing dedicated organic farming schemes of Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) and Mission Organic Value Chain Development in North East Region (MOVCDNER) since 2015-16 to encourage farmers to produce organic manure and to promote organic farming of food grains in the country.
Under these schemes, farmers are primarily encouraged to adopt organic cultivation using organic inputs and support is provided to the farmers for various components from production to value addition, certification and marketing of organic produce. Hands-on training to farmers for on-farm production of organic manure/ organic fertilizers and its use are integral part of these schemes.
Farmers are provided assistance of Rs 31000/ha/ 3 years under PKVY and Rs 32500/ha/ 3 years under MOVCDNER for various organic inputs including on-farm production/procurement of organic fertilizers, he said.
An amount of Rs 650 crores has been approved for promotion of organic farming for the year 2021-22. (Page News Service)