Over 6.19 lakh hectare area covered under natural and organic farming in country, informs Centre in Lok Sabha

The Agriculture Ministry today said more than 6.19 lakh hectare area has been covered under natural and organic farming in the country. Replying to a question in the Lok Sabha the Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare Kailash Choudhary said the Government is promoting zero-budget agriculture under the Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana. (PKVY).

He said for the period of 2019-20, the government has allocated 29 crore rupees for eight states and more than 4 lakh hectare has been taken up under PKVY.

The minister further added that more than 1.23 lakh hectare area has been taken for organic farming under Namami Gange Programme.

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