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Organic Farming in India

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    16th Aug, 2020
  • India ranks first in number of organic farmers and ninth in terms of area under organic farming.
  • Sikkim became the first State in the world to become fully organic.
  • North East India has traditionally been organic with very less consumption of chemicals.
  • Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North East Region (MOVCD) and Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) were launched in 2015 to encourage chemical free farming.
    • MOVCD is a Central Sector Scheme, launched by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
    • It is implemented in all 8 North-Eastern states (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura).
    • PKVY is an extended component of Soil Health Management under Centrally Sponsored National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA).
  • It was aimed for assisting farmers to adopt organic farming and improve remunerations due to premium prices.
  • The major organic exports from India are flax seeds, sesame, soybean, tea, medicinal plants, rice and pulses.

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