(Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana) – Karnataka & Maharashtra

Organic farming has become increasingly important in India given the rising number of concerns that use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides are throwing up. GMO (genetically modified) crops may provide an excellent yield but their long-term effects are as yet untested and people are not quite ready to trust these foods. Apart from this, there has been a significant rise in the demand for organic food across the world. Promoting these organic-farming techniques only leaves India best poised to cash in on the immense export potential of these foods. Keeping these in focus, the government of India has decided to launch the Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana.

The Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY), an initiative to promote organic farming in the country, According to the scheme, farmers will be encouraged to form groups or clusters and take to organic farming methods over large areas in the country.

  • To avail the scheme, each cluster or group must have 50 farmers willing to take up organic farming under the PKVY and possess a total area of at least 50 acres.
  • The Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojna attempts to attain two ends -
  • Make clusters or groups of farmers to maximize resource pooling and cooperation.
  • Disseminate benefits to the greatest number of farmers and maximize promotion of organic farming.
  • it really is a more focused and targeted approach towards promotion of organic farming techniques and benefits.

Under PKVY scheme SSIAST Trust conducted training program on Natural Farming in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

Maharashtra PKVY Training Program


Karnataka PKVY Training Program


RKVY(Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana) – Andhra Pradesh & Telangana

SSIAST Trust expressed Interest to Partner with Department of Agriculture, Government of AP as Facilitating Agency. 131 Clusters have been identified under RKVY Project

Program Brief :

  • Department of Agriculture is implementing Natural Farming farming in 131 clusters to benefit 250000 small and marginal farmers in about 725 villages. A majority of farmers in these clusters are already practicing agro ecology approaches for more than 3 years. The major goal is to establish natural farming on a large scale to improve the productive efficiency of the natural resources and provide better and more livelihood options to farmers with special focus on small and marginal farmers, women, tenants, agriculture workers. This will improve farmers livelihoods and more important provided resilience towards climate changes.
  • Evolving suitable institutional systems for improving the livelihoods of small and marginal farmers in a sustainable manner by building capacities of the community based organizations of farmers, men and women, representing small producers to manage, sustain and promote sustainable livelihoods.
  • The program will have Cluster as a unit covering 2000 farmers per cluster in around 5-6 villages.
  • A total of 200 landless/single headed woman Poorest of Poor (PoP) families in each cluster will be supported to meet food security needs and also generate significant additional income.
  • A total of 200 Master Farmers will be capacitated so as to disseminate the NF practices within and outside the cluster.
  • The program will have an intensive implementation period of 3 years and a consolidation period of 2 years.

In Karnool Dist, under RKVY scheme near 500 farmers have been trained within Jan-June 2017 Ms. Uma Maheshwari ji and Sri Ramakrishna Reddy ji had conducted training with full of enthusiasm, guided farmers at each step, supervises the farm and took initiative of certifying their farms under PGS system.