Development of Spices

H/A: 2401-00-108-59 Rs. 1010.00 lakh

The major components included under the scheme are establishment of decentralised pepper nurseries, revitalization of existing pepper gardens, assistance for area expansion of ginger, turmeric, nutmeg and clove and integrated pepper development in Idukki.

The component for Rehabilitation of nutmeg in flood affected areas will be continued for which an amount of 100.00 lakh is set apart for providing assistance  for land preparation, planting materials, other inputs and irrigation. Out of this an amount of 25.00 lakh is allocated for rehabilitation and development of nutmeg in  Idukki district. Area expansion of ginger, turmeric, pure/ inter cropping of nutmeg and clove is included under the programme for which an amount of 54.00 lakh is set  apart. Out of this an amount of 10.00 lakh will be for area expansion of ginger, turmeric, nutmeg and clove in Idukki district.

The component wise break up is given below:

Project based support for establishment of nurseries through FPOs and other stakeholders is also included for an amount of 50.00 lakh. The establishment of  nurseries by selected FPOs will be through the KVKs of the area.

A separate component for Integrated pepper development in Idukki is included for popularization of farmer developed varieties, soil less nursery, support to secondary and micro nutrients, soil ameliorants, prophylactic spraying through agro service centres, promotion of Vesicular Arbuscular Mycorrhiza (VAM) and revitalization of pepper samithies, for which an amount of 500.00 lakh is set apart.