NEW DELHI: About 4.09 lakh hectare space has been coated beneath pure farming in eight states because the introduction of a scheme on this regard within the present fiscal, agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar knowledgeable Parliament on Tuesday.
Out of the entire space coated to this point, most of 1 lakh hectares has been coated in Andhra Pradesh, adopted by Madhya Pradesh (99,000 hectares), Chhattisgarh (85,000 hectares), Kerala (84,000 hectares), Odisha (24,000 hectares), Himachal Pradesh (12,000 hectares), Jharkhand (3,400 hectares) and Tamil Nadu (2,000 hectares), he stated.
The federal government launched the Bhartiya Prakritik Krishi Padhati (BPKP) as a sub-scheme of the Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) in 2020-21 for the promotion of conventional indigenous practices, together with pure farming.
“Till now, beneath pure farming an space of 4.09 lakh hectare… has been coated and a complete fund of Rs 4587.17 lakh has been launched in eight states throughout the nation…,” Tomar stated in his written reply to a query within the Lok Sabha.
Underneath the BPKP scheme, monetary help of Rs 12,200 per hectare for 3 years is supplied for cluster formation, capability constructing and steady handholding by skilled personnel, certification and residue evaluation, he added.
The scheme primarily emphasises on exclusion of all artificial chemical inputs and promotes on-farm biomass recycling with main stress on biomass mulching; use of cow dung-urine formulations; plant-based preparations and time to time working of soil for aeration.