COMPILATION : Govt Initiatives in promoting Indigenous Seeds & Organic Farming in West Bengal
Under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY)
10 Folk Rice Varieties (Keralasundari, Bahurupi, Radhatilak, Govindbhog, Dudeswar, Kaminibhog, Tulaipanji, Kalonunya, Badshahbhog & Talmugur) is being promoted across 11 districts of the state with Agricultural Training Centre (ATC)- Fulia giving technical and seed support (330 kg).
Govt Farm (6 ac) in Hanskhali,Nadia dist with 5.3 acres of land will taken up for Folk Rice production in 2016 namely-- Kalabhat (1.3 ac), Govindbhog (0.7 ac), Radhatilak (0.7 ac), Keralasundari (1.3 ac) & Dudeswar (1.3 ac)
the remaining 0.7 ac will be used for Dhaincha seed production along with Sugarcane & Banana.
They will use liquid manure, FYM and Vermicompost as inputs.
11 districts have been taken up for Organic Production of Crops
Purulia- 22 clusters across 4 blocks (1 cluster is 50 acres)
Bankura- 20 clusters across 6 blocks
Paschim Medinipur- 22 clusters across 4 blocks
South 24 Parganas- 10 clusters across 6 blocks
North 24 Parganas- 10 clusters across 6 blocks
Uttar Dinajpur- 10 clusters across 3 blocks
Alipurduar- 10 clusters across 3 blocks
Jalpaiguri- 5 clusters across 3 blocks
Bardhaman- 4 clusters across 4 blocks
Nadia- 2 clusters across 2 blocks
Birbhum- 5 clusters
Total - 120 clusters (6000 acres) across 11 districts & more than 41 blocks
This includes promotion of local varieties with organic inputs and PGS registration and marketing support. Every district will have a LRP (Lead Resource Person) who will facilitate PGS registration and organic compliance after 3 years. Online registration has already begun.
The Regional council for providing marketing support, monitoring, PGS etc is -
Jalpaiguri Vivekananda Educational Welfare Society