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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1490
ANSWERED ON:  20.09.2020
Bio-Fertilizer Production
Achyutananda Samanta
Will the Minister of



AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE be pleased to state:-



(a): whether the Government is taking any steps to promote the usage of bio-fertilizers as an alternative to chemical fertilizers and if so, the details thereof;

(b): whether the Government is considering a scheme of bundling bio-fertilizers with urea bags, to ensure their usage in farms across the country and if so, the details thereof; and

(c): the details of the number of bio-fertilizer production units set up under the Capital Investment Subsidy Scheme till date, State-wise?


ANSWER
MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE

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(a): Government of India has been promoting production and use of bio-fertilizers under various schemes/ Programmes including Capital Investment Subsidy Scheme (CISS), Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY), Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North Eastern Region (MOVCDNER), National Mission on Oilseeds and Oil Palm (NMOOP), National Food Security Mission (NFSM). The details are at Annexure I.

(b): As of now no such proposal is under consideration. Government of India has been promoting Integrated Nutrient Management I.e. use of chemical, bio and organic fertilisers for balanced nutrition as per soil test based General Fertiliser Recommendations.

(c): the State-wise details of the number of bio-fertilizer production units set up under the Capital Investment Subsidy Scheme till date, State-wise is given at Annexure ll.


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