New Delhi — The Union government is promoting organic farming through various schemes/ programmes namely National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA)/ Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana(PKVY), Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY), Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH), National Mission on Oilseeds & Oil Palm (NMOOP) Network Project on Organic Farming of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and National Programme on Organic Production (NPOP) of Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA).
Under National Mission of Sustainable Agriculture, the National Centre of Organic Farming, Ghaziabad, is conducting various extension and publicity activities like exhibitions, radio talks, TV programmes, distribution of literature on organic inputs/ organic farming etc to educate farmers. NCOF is also publishing a bio-fertilizer as well as organic farming newsletters bi-annually and quarterly respectively.
In addition, various books on production and use of biofertilisers have been published in various languages for distribution to the farming community. Radio jingle (in Hindi) on promotion of organic agriculture have been broadcast on 4 different FM radio stations in Delhi, Bangalore, Nagpur and Lucknow.
The National Centre of Organic Farming is also organizing training programmes for farmers in Saansad Adarsh Grams (SAGs).
This information was given by the Minister of State for Agriculture Mohanbhai Kalyanjibhai Kundariya in Rajya Sabha yesterday.