(This information was given by the Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Sh. Mohanbhai Kalyanjibhai Kundaria in Rajya Sabha today. )
Government is promoting bio-fertilizers through various schemes of National Mission of Sustainable Development (NMSA)/Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana, Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) and National Mission on Oilseeds and Oil Palm (NMOOP) and Indian Council of Agricultural Sciences (ICAR). The pattern of assistance is given below.
Pattern of assistance for promotion of biofertiliser/organic Inputs
|Component||Pattern of assistance|
|NMSA-Organic & INM Component of SHM|
|1. Setting up of State of art liquid/ carrierbased Biofertilizer/ Biopesticide units||100% Assistance to State Govt/Govt. Agencies uptoa maximum limit of Rs.160.00 lakh /unit and 25%of cost limited to Rs.40 lakh/unit for individuals/private agencies through NABARD as capitalinvestment of 200 TPA production capacity|
|2. Setting up of Bio-fertilizer and Organicfertilizer testing Quality Control Laboratory(BOQCL) or Strengthening of existingLaboratory under FCO.||Assistance up to maximum limit of Rs. 85 lakhfor new laboratory and up to a maximum limit ofRs. 45 lakh for strengthening of existinginfrastructure to State Government Laboratoryunder Agriculture or Horticulture Department.|
|3. Promotion of Organic Inputs on farmer’sfield (Manure, Vermi-compost, Bio-Fertilizers Liquid / solid, Waste compost,Herbal extracts etc.)||50 % of cost subject to a limit of Rs. 5000/- per haand Rs. 10,000 per beneficiary. Propose to cover 1million ha area.|
|Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana– (PKVY) one of the sub scheme of NMSA- Adoption of organic farming through cluster approach under Participatory Guarantee system (PGS) certification.||Under PKVY scheme- Fifty or more farmers will form a cluster and their 50 acres of land will be brought under Organic Farming.|
|(Component of Guidelines) 2.2||Integrated Manure Management|
|Component||Ist year IInd year IIIrdyear ( amount in Rs)|| |
|2.21||Liquid Bio-fertilizer consortia (Nitrogen fixing/ Phosphate Solubilizing/ potassium mobilizing bio-fertilizer) @ Rs.500/acre x 50||25000||0||0||Each farmer member will be assisted for procuring liquid|
bio-fertilizer and its application to soil/seed to increase crop production.
|2.2.2||Liquid Biopesticides (Trichoderma viridae, Pseudomonas, fluorescens, Matarhizium, Beaviourie bassiana, Pacelomyces, verticillium) 2 Rs.500/ acre x 50||0||25000||0||Each farmer member will be assisted for procuring and application of liquid bio pesticides for suppression of disease in crop plants|