Agriculture

Set up the ‘Organic Farming and Fertilizer Corporation of India’, to promote organic farming and fertilizers, and provide incentives and support for marketing organic produce

Adequate Progress

No such corporation has been set up by the BJP government. National Centre of Organic Farming, a body to promote organic farming, has been running since 2004.

The BJP government launched Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojna in 2015 to promote the use of organic farming. The budget allocation for the scheme has increased from Rs. 300 crores in the year 2015-16 to Rs. 350 crores in the year 2017-18.  3.6 lakh farmers are receiving assistance under the scheme. This information was presented to Rajya Sabha by Ministry of Agriculture.

The area under organic farming in India increased from 7.2 lakh hectares in 2014 to 12 lakh hectares in 2015, according to reports by Research Institute of Organic Agriculture.

The BJP government also launched ‘Unnat Bharat Abhiyan’ in IITs, NITs and other government engineering colleges to promote sustainable growth including organic farming.

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