Bhartiya Prakritik Krishi Padhati
Bhartiya Prakritik Krishi Padhati (BPKP), launched in 2020-21, is the sub-scheme of the centrally sponsored Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY). It aims to promote traditional indigenous practices, including natural farming, to minimise the need to purchase inputs from external sources. Natural farming uses traditional farming methods that do not require chemicals.
The scheme is being implemented in Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala and Karnataka. The scheme promotes on-farm biomass recycling, on-farm cow dung urine formulations and periodic soil aeration. Such practices will be especially useful in reducing the credit burden on smallholder farmers.
Written by IAS POINT