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DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

ACTION PLAN 2020-21

The Directorate of Arecanut and Spices Development, Calicut, a subordinate office under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, has the national mandate for the development of Arecanut, Betelvine, 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 is entrusted to directly implement certain programmes such as production of nucleus planting materials of high yielding varieties, accreditation of spice nurseries and technology transfer through frontline demonstration plots, National Seminar / Workshops, Farmers Training etc.

During 2019-20 the Directorate implementedMIDH programmes with an outlay of Rs 1100.00 lakhs. The Directorate proposes to continue the programmes taken up during 2019-20 with a few additions in 2020-21 to achieve the aim of self-reliance in spices production and generating surplus quality spices for export. 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.1200.00 lakhs during 2020-21. The proposed programmes and financial requirement is given in the table below.

Summary of the programmes proposed under MIDH for 2020-21

S.

No.

Programmes

Financial Requirement

(Rs in lakhs)

1.

Production and Distribution of Planting Materials

809.1180

2.

Accreditation of spice nurseries

2.0000

3.

Technology Dissemination through Frontline Demonstration

183.6750

4.

Innovative programmes

53.0000

5.

Upgradation of spice nurseries

25.0000

6.

Transfer of Technology programmes

52.7500

7.

Skill Development training programmes

12.3150

8.

TSG (Monitoring)

5.0000

9.

Mission Management

57.1420

 

TOTAL

1200.0000

 

Development Programmes 2020-21 at a Glance

Programmes implemented by DASD under MIDH during 2020-21

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 Programmes
6. Implementing Agencies