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Obtaining Investment Assistance for New Planting/Re Planting of EAC

Who can apply:

Farmers or Estates growing Cinnamon, Pepper, Coffee, Cocoa, Cardamom, Clove, Nutmeg, Vanilla, Lemon Grass and Citronella

Assistance Provided by the DEA under the Scheme

  • Required No. of certified planting material at free of charge
  • Technical advices for cultivation
  • Financial reward is given after 2-3 yrs of successful completion (90% planting stand) of cultivation
 Crop  Reward payment
( cash grant) Rs/ ha)
 Cinnamon  20,000
 Arabica Coffee  35,000
 Robusta Coffee  20,000
 Catimor Coffee  35,000
 Cocoa  40,000
 Pepper  25,000
 Cardamom  35,000
 Clove  10,000
 Nutmeg  15,000
 Vanilla  5,000
 Citronella  10,000
 Lemon Grass  10,000

 Eligibility Criteria :

  • Minumum eligible land extent - 0.2 ha (1/2Ac.)
  • Minumum eligible land extent for " Jathika Saviya" or "Gama Naguma" programs - 0.1 ha (1/2Ac.)
  • Title of the Land Must be produced to prove the ownership of the land. Plan of the land is necessary for lands over 2 ha.

Application Procedure :
Must submit an application

  • to the Extension officer (on wednesdays 8.30 a.m - 4.15 p.m at the nearest Agrarian Service Centre or
  • to District Assitant Director on any Office day at 8.30 a.m - 4.15 p.m. Applications can be down loaded from the form manager

Fees Payable to Obtain Services :
Only Rs. 10.00 stamp at the time of application

How to provide the service :
Extension Officer of the area will personally inspect the applicants' land and if eligibility criteria are fulfilled the land will be registered with the scheme. Extension officer will personally advise on basic land preparation activities and after the completion of land preparation planting materials will be issued at free of charge.

After a series of field inspections by the group of senior officers of the department financial awards will be issued.

Time taken to provide the Service :
2-6 months after the application

Responsible Officers :
Assistant Director/Export Agriculture Department of the District
Extension Officer of the Area (based at the nearest Ag. Service Centre)

Contact information
Extension Officer of the Area
Assistant Director of the District
Deputy Directors
Director General

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 June 2010 10:31