PM-PRANAM scheme of the Modi government, big change for the farmers!
Know everything about the game changing PM-PRANAM scheme of the Modi government, big change for the farmers!
New Delhi: You may remember that during his Independence Day speech on August 15, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged farmers to reduce their dependence on chemical fertilisers. He appealed to the farmers to adopt natural farming practices.
For that the central government was Trying on bringing a policy related to best natural farming and due new various reports,that is now to come out with the Pradhan Mantri-Promotion of Alternative Nutritious And Agriculture Management (PM-PRANAM) scheme soon. The PM-PRANAM scheme is goal
at discouraging the use of chemical fertilisers and promoting sustainable agriculture practices.
PM Modi had said, ‘Natural farming, chemical-free farming can give strength to the country’s goal of becoming self-reliant.’ While addressing the Natural Farming Conclave in July this year, PM Modi had reminded the farmers that natural farming is the key to prosperity. Along with being a means, there is also respect and service to Mother Earth.
“When you do natural farming, you serve Mother Earth, protect the quality of the soil, its productivity. When you do natural farming you are serving nature and environment. When you join natural farming, you also get the privilege of serving Gaumata.
Work being done on bringing policy related to natural farming
This shows that the central government is working on bringing a policy related to natural farming and now according to various reports, it is soon ready to promote the Pradhan Mantri-Alternative Nutrient and Agricultural Management (PM-PRANAM) scheme. The objective of PM-PRANAM scheme is to discourage the use of chemical fertilizers and promote sustainable farming practices.
Under this scheme, incentives will be given to the states which use less chemical fertilizers in a particular year as compared to the average quantity in the last three years. 50% of the fertilizer subsidy will be made available to the states by using less fertiliser. It may be noted that farmers have been largely dependent on fertilizers such as Urea, Diammonium Phosphate (DAP), and Murate of Potash (MOP) to increase their yields.