Scheme on Organic Farming: Odisha

Details of Scheme on Organic Farming
ParticularsDescription
Name of the SchemeScheme on Organic Farming
Sponsored byBoth: Central & State Government
Funding PatternThe funding pattern is managed by both State of Odisha and Central Government.
Ministry/DepartmentAgriculture
DescriptionOrganic farming is a form of agriculture that relies on crop rotation, green manure, compost, biological pest control, and mechanical cultivation to maintain soil productivity and control pests, excluding or strictly limiting the use of synthetic fertilizers and synthetic pesticides, plant growth regulators, livestock feed additives, and genetically modified organisms. Interested farmer from proposed Organic Farming areas or Involved in Vermiculture production, from potential areas having O.F fields developed by default, interested or willing for conducting demonstration and having bio gas plant should be selected. In 2008 this scheme was implemented in different places like, Phulbani, Keonjhar, Sundargarh, Karanjia, Padmapur, Paralakhemuni etc. and the Govt. is giving the training on Organic Farming. The total Cost structure have distributed according to item and process wise.
Beneficiariesother,
Other BeneficiariesFarmers who have keen interest in Organic Farming.
Benefits
Eligibility criteriaFarmers who have keen interest in Organic Farming are eligible for this scheme.
How to AvailTo avail this scheme, one can contact to the NGOs connected with Organic Farming, DAOs, OUAT, concerned Departments, Corporations, Directorates.
Validity of the Scheme
Introduced On 01 / 01 / 2007
Valid Upto 31 / 03 / 2015
Reference URLhttp://www.odisha.gov.in/agriculture/dafp/schemes/Organic%20Farming.pdf (-1 MB) (PDF file that opens in a new window)

Source: National Portal Content Management Team  (Odisha, 05-07-2012)