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ACTION PLAN 2015-16

The Directorate of Arecanut and Spices Development, Calicut, a subordinate office under the Ministry of Agriculture, has the national mandate for the development of arecanut, spices other than cardamoms and aromatic plants. The Directorate implements Central Sector /Centrally Sponsored Schemes for development of these crops at National level.  Since the launch of National Horticulture Mission (NHM) programmes in the country from 2005-06, the Directorate was entrusted with the responsibility of coordinating and monitoring the mission programmes assigned to various State Governments on the mandate crops. In addition, the Directorate directly implements certain programmes such as production of nucleus planting materials of high yielding varieties, technology transfer through frontline demonstration plots, National Seminar / Workshops, Farmers Training etc.

During 2014-15, the Directorate implemented MIDH programmes with an outlay of Rs 1100.00 lakhs. The Directorate proposes to continue the programmes taken up during 2014-15, with a few additions in 2015-16. The programmes will be implemented in association with State Agricultural Universities (SAUs), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Institutes and reputed NGOs across the country with an outlay of Rs 1100.00 lakhs during 2015-16. The proposed programmes and financial requirement is given in the table below.

Summary of the programmes proposed under MIDH for 2015-16

 

ACTION PLAN 2015-16 AT A GLANCE

S.No.

Programmes

Unit

Cost per unit (Rs in Lakhs)

Physical Target

Financial Requirement (Rs in lakhs)

I.

Production and Distribution of Quality Planting Materials

1.

Production and distribution of nucleus planting materials of spices

i.

Black Pepper / Betelvine

Nos in lakhs

6.00

25.20

151.20

ii.

Ginger rhizomes

Quantity  (tonnes)

0.30

167.00

50.10

iii.

Turmeric rhizomes

Quantity (tonnes)

0.25

434.00

108.50

iv.

Chilli seeds

Quantity  (quintals)

0.75

31.30

23.475

v.

Seed spices

Quantity  (tonnes)

0.40

174.00

69.60

vi.

Garlic

Quantity  (tonnes)

0.50

86.00

43.00

vii.

Tree spices grafts /seedlings

 

a). Nutmeg grafts

Orthotropic

Nos in lakhs

140.0

0.095

13.30

    Plagiotropic

Nos in lakhs

80.00

0.36

28.80

 

b). Tamarind / Kokum grafts

Nos in lakhs

20.00

0.75

15.00

 

c). Clove /Allspice seedlings

Nos in lakhs

20.00

0.22

4.40

 

d). Cinnamon /Cassia /Curry leaf seedlings

Nos in lakhs

5.00

3.05

15.25

viii.

Aromatic plants

Ha.

0.75

46.00

34.50

2.

Nursery centre for aromatic plants

LS

15.00

3.00

45.0000

3.

Establishment of seed storage and infrastructure

Nos

10.00

104.00

100.0000

II

Accreditation of Spice Nurseries

LS

 

LS

25.0000

III

Technology Dissemination through Frontline Demonstration

1.

Organic Farming Spices

Nos

 

LS

78.00

70.75

2.

Maintenance of pepper plots allotted during 2013-14

0.125

34.00

4.2500

3.

Maintenance of pepper plots allotted during 2014-15

0.20

18.00

3.6000

4.

Demonstration plots of seed spices

Nos

0.40

57.00

22.80

5.

Demonstration plots of aromatic plants

Nos

0.80

17.00

13.60

6.

On farm management by micro irrigation

Nos

LS

30.50

12.2274

7.

Demonstration of EP N in Arecanut

Nos

LS

7.3500

IV

Innovative Programmes

 

1.

Hi tech prod system for quality disease free seed rhizomes of Turmeric and Ginger

LS

LS

9.0000

2.

Pilot Project on Participatory mode Rehabilitation of Black Pepper Gardens

LS

LS

2.9500

3.

Improvement of pepper production in Kolli hills by convergence of schemes available with various organizations (2nd year)

LS

LS

2.0000

4.

Demonstration of GAP for black pepper cultivation (2nd year)

LS

LS

0.9350

5.

Demonstration plot for vetiver cultivation in the coastal sandy tracts of Kerala(2nd year)

LS

LS

3.5700

V

Transfer of Technology Programmes

 

a.

National level Seminar

Nos.

5.00

1.00

5.0000

b.

State level Seminar/ Workshops

Nos

3.00

7.00

21.00

c.

District level Seminar/ workshops

Nos

2.00

20.00

40.00

d.

Farmers Training programme

Nos

0.75

126.00

94.5000

VI

T S G Head (Monitoring)

LS

 

 

7.0000

VII

Mission Management

LS

 

 

52.3426

 

GRAND TOTAL 

1100.0000

(Rupees Eleven Crores only)

As a result of the implementation of the programmes proposed above, the Directorate intends to supplement efforts of the State Horticulture Mission programmes in bringing substantial increase in area under high yielding varieties, productivity and quality improvements thereby attaining the impact anticipated in the Mission within the time frame. 

1. Production and distribution of nucleus planting materials

2. Accreditation of Spices Nurseries

3. Technology Dissemenation Through Frontline Demonstration

4. Innovative Programmes

5. Transfer Of Technology Programes

6. Implementing Agencies