PM PRANAM Scheme launched at Union Budget 2023-23


  • The Union Budget 2023-23 has introduced PM PRANAM Scheme (Prime Minister Programme for Restoration, Awareness, Nourishment and Amelioration of Mother Earth)

About PM PRANAM Scheme

  • PM PRANAM was launched under the GOBAR Dhan Scheme. GOBAR DHAN is Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources Dhan.
  • This programme will seek to incentivise states and union territories promoting alternative fertilisers and the balanced use of chemical fertilisers.
  • The scheme expressly encourages the use of fewer chemical fertilisers.
  • It would encourage the use of alternative nutrients and fertilisers, including natural nutrients.
  • In the long run, reducing the use of chemical fertilisers may improve soil quality. It will increase agricultural yield and productivity in India.
  • PM-Pranam aims to reduce the use of chemical fertilizers in agriculture and shift to bio-fertilizers.
  • The Union Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers proposed the PM PRANAM. During the National Conference on Agriculture for Rabi Campaign-2022, held on September 2022, officials from the fertilisers ministry shared details of the proposed scheme with state government officials.
    • However, the full name of the PM PRANAM was ‘PM Promotion of Alternate Nutrients for Agriculture Management Yojana’ at the time.


About Gobardhan Scheme

  • The government wants to establish 500 new “waste to wealth plants” as part of the Gobardhan (Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources Dhan) Scheme, a scheme for the safe management of organic waste and livestock

Source; IE

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