Use of non-chemical fertilizers in agriculture

As per the data of Input Survey 2016-17, the area under all crops is reported as 192439588 hac out of which an area of 147283856 hac i.e. 76.53 per cent was treated with more than one chemical fertilizer.  No data on consumption of crops produced with the use of chemical fertilizers is maintained. 

Government  has been implementing dedicated schemes Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) and Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North Eastern Region (MOVCDNER) since 2015-16 for promotion of organic farming in the country which encourages use of organic and bio-fertilizer.  Financial  assistance is provided under organic farming schemes for promoting use of bio and organic fertilizer @Rs. 31,000/ha under Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) and @ Rs. 32,000/ha under Mission Organic Value chain Development for North Eastern Region (MOVCDNER).

Under Soil Health Management (SHM) schemes, financial assistance is provided @ Rs. 160.00 lakh for establishing new bio-fertilizer unit  (200 MT/50000 litre capacity).  15 bio-fertilizer production unit has been established under (SHM) so far.