Question raised in Lok Sabha on Farm Debt, 11/12/2018

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Farm Debt, 11/12/2018. The average monthly receipts and average monthly expenses from crop production for the small agricultural households (with land holding of 1-2 hectare) were estimated at Rs. 6944 and Rs. 2652 respectively. Further, as per the Survey results, the average amount of outstanding loan per agricultural households was estimated at Rs. 47000/-. Details of outstanding loan per agricultural household by size class of land possessed for major States is given in Annexure-I. Government is promoting various cost reducing, eco-friendly and socially acceptable scientific farming practices, including organic farming through the dedicated schemes of Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) and Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North Eastern Region (MOVCDNER) under National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA). Both the Schemes are being implemented through cluster approach. Moreover, model organic clusters by private agencies are being encouraged under PKVY. State-wise Physical and financial progress under PKVY schemes is given in Annexure-II.