PKVY(Paramparagat Krishi Vikash Yojana/Indigenous Farming Development Programme)
It is a great opportunity and challenge for the Agragamee that the Government of Odisha has sanctioned a project to cover 3500 acres in Rayagada and Koraput Districts to help small land holders/ tribal farmers take up their traditional agriculture to check the influx of Chemical Fertilizers and Pesticides. The farmers in 70 clusters will take a vow not to adopt anything Chemical and promote Organic and ecological Farming. This 3-year project will cover mostly rain-fed upland where Millets, Pulses, Oilseeds and Vegetables will be grown intensively. The farmers will be given training to produce their own manures, vermin-compost, bio-pesticides etc. Conservation of local seeds with bio-diversity will also be promoted. PKVY will show case the NRM related activities where soil, water and forest will play a role in ensuring Food and Nutrition Securities.
This project not only aims for soil health but also empowers farmers institutional development through cluster approach.Participatory Guarantee System(PGS) through PGS-India program is the quality assurance and value adition for the direct marketing of organic product.