Bharatiya Prakritik Krishi Paddhati (BPKP) Scheme is launched by Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare during 2020-21
Government is implementing this centrally sponsoredscheme, 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,
Promoting traditional indigenous practices which reduce externally purchased inputs;
Exclusion of all synthetic chemical inputs;
Promoting on-farm biomass recycling with major stress on biomass mulching, use of cow dung-urine formulations, plant-based preparations and
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.