1. For model cluster demonstration, proposals will be considered on case to case basis. Cooperatives/public sector organizations such as KVKs, ICAR institutions, SAUs, Central Agriculture Universities, Small Farmers Agri Consortium (SFAC), NSC, NCDC, and other public sector organizations of Central and State Governments will be eligible for conducting the model cluster demonstrations. Monitoring of the same will be done by INM division and /or NCOF through RCOFs. The funding pattern will be 100% grant from central government for central agencies. Upto 5% of PKVY fund will be allocated at DAC level for funding these demonstrations.
2. In case of private agencies/organizations, only those having experience in organic farming and registered with NCOF or Darpan of Niti Aayog will be considered on a case to case basis. However, at least 10% of the total project cost shall be contributed by them for the implementation of Model Organic Cluster Demonstration.