Development of Agriculture Sector in Kuttanad & RIDF

H/A: 2401-00-119-78 Rs. 2900.00 lakh H/A: 2401-00-119-76 Rs. 700.00 lakh

An amount of ₹ 3600.00 lakh is set apart for development of agricultural sector in Kuttanad during 2024-25.

          Dewatering being the major activity undertaken as part of crop production in Kuttanad region, thrust will be given to replacement of petty and para with energy efficient submersible Vertical Axial flow pumps. An amount of ₹ 3600.00 lakh is allocated under the scheme focusing on replacing the conventional Petti & Para with Vertical Axial Flow pump/submersible pumpsets of 10-50 HP, in Kuttanad region including construction of raised platforms for installation, free of cost. Out of this, an amount of ₹ 200.00 lakh is earmarked for infrastructure development of padasekharams in Kuttanad region. Out of the total amount of ₹ 3600.00 lakh earmarked for the scheme, an amount of ₹ 700.00 lakh is allocated under RIDF. Convergence of infrastructure development works of various padasekharams undertaken under RKVY, RIDF and LSGD will be ensured.
The department will take efforts to ensure adoption of approved crop calendar in Kuttanad region. Availability of short duration rice varieties and related operations will be facilitated.