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Sustainable agriculture in 10 districts under PKVY roundup




 With a view to revive ‘Deshi Chasa’ (traditional farming) which is on the verge of extinction, the State government has decided to launch Paramparagata Krushi Vikash Yojana (PKVY) in 10 districts of Odisha during Kharif-2017 season.
The 10 districts in which the scheme is planned to be implemented are Cuttack, Khurda, Nayagarh, Sambalpur, Bargarh, Sundargarh, Kandhamal, Koraput, Rayagada and Kalahandi.
PKVY is shared by the Union and State Government on 60:40 ratio to promote sustainable agriculture through organic method. The State government has targeted 320 clusters comprising 16,000 acres of agricultural land of 16,000 famers in these 10 districts. The government has also decided to promote Desi Dhana Chasha in the 10 districts.
The famers will be trained on cultivation of local varieties on the premises of the two resource centers Rajendra Deshi Chasa Gabesana Kendra at Narisho in Niali of Cuttack district and Sambhab at Rohibanka in Nayagarh district after which they will be able to undertake the sustainable paddy cultivation in an organic way without using chemical fertilizers and pesticides. To make successful implementation of PKVY, an Orientation Training Programme for 50 Agriculture Field Functionaries of all the 10 selected districts has been conducted recently at the above two resource centers.
Resource persons from PKVY Cell RC Beura, Dr A Kar, S Kar and Director of Regional Organic Farming Center Bhubaneswar Dr Ganesh Sharma provided elaborate training on PKVY scheme and also certification of organic products under Participatory Guarantee Scheme (PGS).
Natabar Sarangi, Chairman of Rajendra Deshi Chasa Gabesana Kendra gave a detailed presentation on zero cost farming technology for small and marginal farmers of Odisha.
 





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