Organic Farming – Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojna (PKVY), NPOF etc.

Kerala rolls out Organic Farming Mission  


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level: Kerala Organic Farming Mission

Mains level: NA

Central Idea

  • In a proactive move towards sustainable and climate-smart farming, the Kerala Government has launched the Organic Farming Mission.

Kerala Organic Farming Mission 

Objective Expand organic farming to 5,000 hectares in 5 years
Annual Target Convert 1,000 hectares annually
Governance Structure Governing council chaired by Agriculture Minister

Executive committee with government and farm sector reps

Area Allocation State Agriculture department’s farms allocate 10% for organic
Long-term Commitment Beneficiaries commit to organic farming for at least 5 years
Certification & Marketing Enhance certification, branding, and marketing

Implement organic farming protocols aligned with standards

Value Addition Focus on adding value to organic products
Access to Resources Ensure access to quality seeds and production equipment

Utilize various channels like small-scale units, collectives,Karshika Karma Sena, Kudumbasree, Krishisree Centre, Agro Service Centres

Local Engagement Collaborate with Krishikoottam collectives and FPOs
Complementary Mission Poshaka Samriddhi Mission dedicated to millet and vegetable production for sustainable agriculture

Complementary Mission: Poshaka Samriddhi

  • In addition to the Organic Farming Mission, the Kerala Government created the Poshaka Samriddhi Mission in September 2023.
  • This initiative is dedicated to ramping up millet and vegetable production, furthering the state’s commitment to sustainable agriculture.

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