(The Gist of Kurukshetra) Organizations and Government
Schemes/Initiatives promoting Organic Farming
Organizations and Government Schemes/Initiatives promoting Organic Farming
National Organic Farming Research Institute, Gangtok, Sikkim: This is a
research institute recently established for promoting research and education and
conducting training on organic production systems, especially in the North East
Hills Region of India.
National Centre of Organic Farming, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh: This centrally
run institute and its six Regional Centers at Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Panchkula,
Imphal, Jabalpur and Nagpur has been established for implementing a Centrally
Sponsored Scheme (CSS), i.e., National Project on Organic Farming.
Participatory Guarantee System (PGS): A participatory approach for the
stakeholders (producers, consumers, retailers, traders and others such as NGOs,
Societies/Gram panchayats/ State/Central Government
organizations/agencies/farmers, etc.,) to assess, inspect and verify the
production practices of each other and take decision on organic certification
(PGS-Green and PGS-Organic). The system focuses on assurance of quality at local
levels, and is a platform for the participators to build trust, social networks
and exchange knowledge to continue the integrity and movement of organic.
Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana: This is an expanded component of soil
Health Management (SHM) of a major CSS, National Mission of Sustainable
Agriculture (NMSA), launched in 2015. The latest technologies of are
disseminated in villages among youths and farmers by cluster method and PGS