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Obtaining Investment Assistance for New Planting/Re-planting of EACs

Who can apply:


Farmers or any individual who willing to grow   Cinnamon, Pepper, Coffee, Cocoa, Cardamom, Clove, Nutmeg, Vanilla, Lemon Grass and Citronella

Assistance Provided by the DEA

  • 1.Required No. of certified planting materials of Nutmeg, clove, cardamom, and cocoa at free of charge
  • 2. 50% financial grant will be provided for required No. of certified planting materials of Cinnamon, Pepper, coffee, and citronella
  • 3.Technical advice and training for cultivation and crop management


Department and Farmers Contribution for Planting Materials

Crop

Required No. of Plants/ha.

Value of total plants

(Rs.)

Amount paid by the DEA

(Rs.)

Amount to be paid by the farmer

Cinnamon

9000

117,000

58,500

58,500

Pepper

1700

39,100

19,550

19,550

Coffee (Arabica)

3000

42,000

21,000

21,000

Coffee (Robusta)

1600

22,400

11,200

11,200

Citronella

28000

56,000

28,000

28,000

Nutmeg

250

25,000

25,000

-

Clove

250

17,500

17,500

-

Cardamom

2000

20,000

20,000

-

Cocoa

1000

14,000

14,000

-

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Minimum eligible land extent - 0.1 ha (1/4 Ac.)

2. Deed of the Land should be produced to prove the ownership of the land.

3. Suitable land, soil, elevation and environment condition  for relevant crop


Application Procedure:

  • Must submit an application to Extension officer (on Wednesdays 8.30 a.m – 4.15.15 p.m at the nearest Agrarian Service Centre) or to the District Deputy/Assistant Director (development) on any office day at 8.30 a.m - 4.15 p.m.
  • Applications can be downloaded from here.


Fees Payable to Obtain Services:


Technical advices and training : free of charge

Planting materials:

1. Nutmeg, clove, cardamom and cocoa plants up to 5 acres :- free of charge

2. Cinnamon, Pepper, coffee and citronella :- 50% financial grant up to 5 acres


How to Provide the Service:


Extension Officer of the area will personally inspect the applicant's 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 cultivation of the relevant crop.

Certified planting materials will be issued from a department or registered nursery after completion of land preparation. Extension officer of the range will advice the farmer visiting to the land after 3,12,18,24 months of planting.


Time taken to provide the Service:


2 days to 3 months after the application received


Responsible Officers:

Extension Officer of the Area (based at the nearest Ag. Service Centre)

Deputy/Assistant Director of DEA to the relevant district.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 July 2018 12:48