Guidelines on national project on organic farming

With the view to promote organic farming practices to reduce the burden on Chemical Fertilizers, to ensure effective utilization of farm resources and to cater domestic and international growing Organic Food Market, a National Project on Organic Farming was launched during 10th Plan with an outlay of Rs.115.00 crores. The earlier scheme "National Project on Development and Use of Biofertilizers" has been merged with the "National Project on Organic Farming (External website that opens in a new window)". The main objective of the scheme includes:  Capacity Building through Service Providers;  Financial and Technical support for setting up of organic input production unit such as Fruits and Vegetable market waste compost, Biofertilizers and biopesticides and Vermiculture hatcheries; Human resource development through training and demonstration;  Awareness creation and market development; and Quality Control of Organic Inputs.

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