• Bharatiya Prakritik Krishi Paddhati (BPKP) Scheme is launched by Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare during 2020-21
  • Government is implementing this centrally sponsored scheme, Bhartiya Prakritik Krishi Padhati (BPKP) as a sub scheme of Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) since 2020-21 for the promotion of traditional indigenous practices.
    • ‘Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana’ is a component of Soil Health Management (SHM) of National Mission of Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA).
      • Under PKVY Organic farming is promoted through the adoption of the organic village by cluster approach and PGS certification.
  • This scheme aims to promote Natural Farming and traditional indigenous practices.
  • It mainly emphasizes on,
    1. Promoting traditional indigenous practices which reduce externally purchased inputs;
    2. Exclusion of all synthetic chemical inputs;
    3. Promoting on-farm biomass recycling with major stress on biomass mulching, use of cow dung-urine formulations, plant-based preparations and
    4. Time to time working of soil for aeration (periodic soil aeration).
  • Under BPKP, financial assistance of Rs. 12200/ha for 3 years is provided for cluster formation, capacity building and continuous handholding by trained personnel, certification and residue analysis.
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