28 Apr Large Area Certification (LAC) Scheme
(Source- The Hindu
GS PAPER-3, Government Schemes)
Recently The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare has announced that around 14,491 hectares of land in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands have been certified as organic. This is for the first time a large contiguous territory to be certified under the government scheme.
The organic certification will be provided under the Large Area Certification Scheme of the Participatory Guarantee System certification program.
Large Area Certification Scheme-
Under this scheme, each village will be considered as one cluster or group and the farmers have to adhere to the standard requirements without the need to undergo a conversion period to get certified. This scheme is launched under the Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana.