The Government is promoting Organic Farming in India

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The Government is promoting organic farming in the country through schemes like National Project on Organic Farming (NPOF), National Horticulture Mission (NHM), Horticulture Mission for North East and Himalayan States (HMNEH), Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) and also Network Project on Organic Farming of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).

Funds allocated under NPOF, NHM, RKVY and HMNEH during 2013-14 are Rs.427.00 lakh, Rs.1215.50 lakh, Rs.14015.00 lakh, and Rs.1162.05 lakh respectively. Besides, ICAR under Network Project on Organic Farming, with lead centre at Project Directorate for Farming Systems Research, Modipuram, is developing package of practices of different crops and cropping system under organic farming in different agro-ecological regions of the country. Presently, the project is running at 13 co-operating centres including State Agricultural Universities (SAUs) spread over 12 states. ICAR institutes including State Agricultural Universities impart training and organize Front Line Demonstrations (FLD) to educate farmers on aspects related to organic fertilizers.

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