How is Budget 2016-17 Helping Organic Farmers

The government has started taking organic farming seriously and with regards to that some serious measures are also being undertaken in order to promote organic farming methods. Monetary as well as non-monetary encouragements are being laid down since the financial year 2016-17 envisioning the growth of organic farming in the coming three years.

As the finance minister Mr.Arun Jaitley presented the third budget, an emphasis was given on the 9 pillars on which the government would base its ‘transformative agenda’. Out of these 9 pillars agriculture and farmers was the first.

Around Rs. 35,984 crores have been allocated with the aim of doubling the income of farmers by 2022. There are also nominal premiums and the highest compensations are set aside in case of crop loss under the new crop insurance scheme called ‘Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna’.

Furthermore, land of 5,00,000 acres is to be brought under organic farming over the period of the coming three years.

Alongside the Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana, the government is spreading awareness regarding organic farming. With a strong aim towards health and hygiene even Gujrat has taken several steps by keeping aside a chunk of budget in their annual budget report for the same.

Organic farming would not only bring about the change in patterned degradation of land but will also return the fertility to the soil. More and more pieces of fertile land are being deserted due to inhuman usage of pesticides.

With a growing inclination towards a healthy lifestyle and diet, organic food items are gaining popularity in the market, which is again a good reason to promote this healthy and reliable way of farming.


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