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Prakritik Kheti Khushhal Kisan Yojana (PKKKY)

Current Affairs

Why in News 

A group of progressive farmers in Indora has availed of the benefits of the AgricultureDepartment’s Prakritik Kheti Khushhal KisanYojana (PKKKY).

About the Scheme  

  • The scheme aims to enhance farm income by adoption of climate resilient ZBNF practices. 
  • It converges the actions under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY)and Paramparagat KrishiVikas Yojana (PKVY) and other state schemes for effective implementation and popularisation of ZBNF practices.  
  • The state Department of Agriculture is the nodal agency for its implementation. 

Objectives 

  • Promotes climate smart agriculture
  • Reduces cost of cultivation
  • Improves soil health and biodiversity
  • Discourages use of agro-chemicals like fertilizers and pesticides
  • Prepare POPs for different crops
  • Encourages natural farming and eco-friendly approaches

Incentives For Farmers  

  1. 80% assistance for lining of cattle sheds
  2. 75% assistance for providing plastic drums to farmers. Maximum of three drums will be provided per farmer
  3. 75%assistance for physical and biological pest control measures
  4. Third party certification process for efficient marketing of ZBNF produce
  5. One time assistance of INR 50,000/ shop spread over three years for opening PrakritikKheti Sansadhan Bhandar shops at village level for supply of ZBNF inputs
  6. Honorarium for resource persons and experts involved in capacity building and kisan goshthis 

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