National Mission on Natural Farming (NMNF)

  • To promote natural farming across the country. the Centre has launched the National Mission on Natural Farming (NMNF) by upscaling the Bharatiya Prakritik Krishi Paddhati (BPKP) Scheme.
  • NMNF will cover 7.5 lakh hectare area by developing 15,000 clusters in the next four years with a total budget outlay of Rs. 1,584 crore (Centre’s share)
  • Under NMNF, farmers will receive a financial assistance of Rs. 15,000 per hectare per year for three years for the creation of on-farm input production infrastructure.
  • The Centre intends to set up 15,000 Bhartiya Prakritik Kheti Bio-inputs Resources Centres (BRCs) to provide easy access to bio-resources like Jeevamrit, Ghana Jeevamrit and neemastra, wherein cow dung and urine, neem and bioculture play an important role.