New plantation development for Cashew and Cocoa

     

    The development of new plantations with clones of high yielding varieties of cashew and hybrid seedlings in the case of Cocoa in the farmer’s field has been envisaged under this programme. The programme is being implemented directly by DCCD with the association of corporations, manufacturers association, local panchayat and Departments. Financial assistance @ Rs.20, 000 per ha for meeting the expenditure on planting materials and cost of materials for INM/IPM in three installments in 60:20:20 subject to survival rate of 75% in 2nd year and 90% in 3rd year without integration with drip system. The pattern of assistance will be 100% Govt. of India share limited to a maximum of 4 ha per beneficiary is extended under the scheme for taking of new planting of Cashew and Cocoa. The overseeing Institute will be provided with contingency charges of 5% of the total cost. The financial assistance to the individual beneficiaries will be restricted as per the general recommendations by the research institutes ie. 200 plants per ha for Cashew and 500 plants per ha for Cocoa as intercrop. There is no maximum limit in area insisted for land owned by state farms, Corporations of various states and state Agriculture University farms for new planting.


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