Two new measures have been launched as part of the fertiliser reform story of India.
Pradanmantri Kisan Samrudhi Kendra (PMKSK)
The Pradanmantri Kisan Samrudhi Kendra (PMKSK) will cater to the needs of the farmers in the country and provide agri-inputs (fertilizers, seeds, implements) including testing facilities for soil, seeds and fertilizers. These Kendras will also help create awareness among the farmers.
Under the scheme, the retail fertiliser shops in the country will be converted into PMKSK in a phased manner. PMKSK will cater to a wide variety of needs of the farmers and provide agri-inputs (fertilisers, seeds, implements), testing facilities for soil, seeds, and fertilisers; generate awareness among farmers; provide information regarding various government schemes and ensure regular capacity building of retailers at block/district level outlets.
More than 3.25 lakh fertiliser shops across the country are to be started as Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samruddhi Kendras. 600 Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samruddhi Kendras (PMKSK) have been launched.
Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Urvarak Pariyojana
Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Urvarak Pariyojana or the One Nation, One Fertiliser, the farmer is going to get rid of all kinds of confusion about the quality of the fertiliser and its availability. To begin with, Bharat Urea Bags, which will help companies market fertilisers under the single brand name ‘Bharat’ has been laucnhed. Now the urea sold in the country will be of the same name, same brand and same quality and this brand is Bharat.
Source : PIB
Last Modified : 10/17/2022