Production and Distribution of Quality Planting Materials
H/A: 2401-00-104-91 Rs. 1425.00 lakh H/A: 4401-00-104-98 Rs. 300.00 lakh
The main objective of the scheme is to ensure timely availability of good quality planting materials in required quantity to the farmers of the State. Modernization of departmental farms and its development as centers of demonstration of advanced agricultural technology like Hi-Tech farming, Integrated Farming system models are envisaged under the scheme. An amount of ₹ 1725.00 lakh is earmarked for the scheme.
The component wise breakup of the scheme is shown below.
An amount of ₹ 100.00 lakh is set apart for the planting material production of fruits and vegetables including grafts and seedlings through VFPCK. The Director of Agriculture will sign an MOU with VFPCK with respect to the quantity and quality of planting material to be produced by VFPCK specifying the timeline of implementation of activities before release of funds.
An amount of ₹ 300.00 lakh is set apart for mechanization and infrastructure development in farms. Out of this ₹ 50.00 lakh each will be earmarked for development of farms functioning at Aluva and Pandalam under the department.
The amount of ₹ 200.00 lakh is earmarked for the new component online sale of branded products from departmental farms. The amount will be utilized for branding of farm products with traceability and development of online sale platform for farm products. This will be followed by VFPCK also. The department and VFPCK will prepare a project in this regard and will place in the Departmental Working Group.