A total area of 27.77 lakh hectares is covered under organic farming in the country, says the govt agency. Government encouraged this farming through the dedicated schemes.
Some of the schemes are Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana and Mission Organic Value Chain Development of North East Region.
Both the schemes aim at promotion of cluster and Farmers Producer Organization (FPO) based chemical free, low input cost, sustainable organic farming and support farmers from input procurement to market linkages.
Management Agricultural National Institute of Extension (MANAGE), Hyderabad conducted impact study and found that there was 10-20% reduction in cost of cultivation and 20-50% increase in net returns to organic farmers.