198.486 lakhs for Implementation of Coconut Development Board in Andhra Pradesh


Commissioner of Horticulture, Hyderabad has stated that the Coconut Development Board has earmarked an amount of Rs.198.486 lakhs for implementation of CDB Schemes in Andhra Pradesh during 2013-14 and requested to accord administrative sanction for an amount of Rs.198.486 lakhs.  The details of the scheme are as follows: G.O.Rt.No.  1082    Dated: 23rd August,2013

 

S.No. Name of the Scheme

Target

Physical Financial (Rs. in lakhs)
Total Share of the

Board

A Integrated Development Coconut Industry

In India

     
1 Production & Distribution of planting

Material

 

     
  A * Aid to Private Nurseries and Seed

Gardens

     
    Seed Garden (Big Unit) Need basis 1.500 1.500
    Nursery (Small Unit) Need basis 2.000 2.000
2  *Expansion of Area under Coconut      
  A 1st Year @ Rs.15000/Ha                   200 30.000 30.000
  2 2nd Year @ Rs.400/Ha                  375 15.000 15.000
3 Integrated farming in coconut holdings

for productivity improvement

 

     
  a Laying out Demonstration Plots Physical (Ha) Financial (Rs.

Lakhs

 

Financial (Rs.

Lakhs

   

**State New

                50

 

     8.750    8.750
  **State Maintenance                100    17.500  17.500
  *Direct                300    52.500  52.500
  *Direct Maintenance            473.91   70.036 70.036
  b *Organic manure unit 4 units   1.200  1.200
B * Technology Mission on coconut On Project basis    
            TOTAL:   198.486 198.486

* Directly by the Board

  ** By the State Department

For  the year 2013-14, the Department of Horticulture, Andhra Pradesh has been allotted physical target of 50No.of new Coconut D-Plots and 100 units towards maintenance of Coconut Demo plots taken up during last year with financial out lay of Rs.26.25 lakhs and the remaining balance of Rs.172.236 lakhs of Coconut Development  Board  Schemes will be implemented through Deputy Director,  Coconut Development Board, State center, Secunderabad. Further the Commissioner of Horticulture, Hyderabad has also stated that the scheme will be for the existing coconut gardens for improvement of production and productivity and unit cost is Rs.17500/- per Ha. for both 1st and 2nd year maintenance also.

Therefore, the Commissioner of Horticulture, Hyderabad has requested the Government to accord administrative sanction for the above scheme i.e., implemented by  Horticulture Department for Rs.26.25 lakhs  and Deputy Director, Coconut Development Board, State Center for Rs.172.236 lakhs during financial year 2013-14 as per action plan modalities.

In view of the circumstances reported by the Commissioner of Horticulture, Hyderabad, after careful examination, Government hereby accord the administrative approval for  Rs.198.486 lakhs for implementation of Coconut Development Board Schemes in Andhra Pradesh during Financial Year 2013-14 by Horticulture Department (Rs.26.25 lakhs) + Deputy Director, Coconut Development Board, Government of India, State center (Rs.172.236 lakhs) as per the following action plan and modalities:

          DISTRICT WISE AND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR WISE PHYSICAL AND FINANCIAL TARGETS FOR THE DEMO PLOTS FOR THE YEAR 2013-14

S.No District      Physical Target Financial Target (Rs.  in Lakhs)
    General SCP TSP TOTAL General SCP TSP TOTAL
(1)     (2)   (3)   (4)   (5)   (6)   (7)   (8) (9)  (10)

 

1. Visakhapatnam

 

    12           4   4              4   4              4   20           200 2.100 0.700 0.700 0.7000.700 3.500
2. East Godavari-I

 

    16   3   1   20 2.800 0.525 0.175 3.500
3. East Godavari-II

 

    16   3   1   20 2.800 0.525 0.175 3.500
4.

 

West Godavari-I     16   3   1   20 2.800 0.525 0.175 3.500
5. West Godavari-II     16   3   1   20 2.800 0.525 0.175 3.500

 

  TOTAL-I    76  16   8  100 13.300 2.800 1.400 17.500

 

      MAINTENANCE OF SECOND YEAR ASSISTANT DIRECTOR WISE PHYSICAL  AND  FINANCIAL ALLOCATIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

   S.No District      Physical Target Financial Target (Rs.  in Lakhs)
    General SCP TSP TOTAL General SCP TSP TOTAL
(1)     (2)   (3)   (4)   (5)   (6)   (7)   (8) (9)  (10)

 

1. East Godavari-I

 

    19  4 2  25 3.325 0.700 0.350 4.375
2. East Godavari-II

 

    19  4 2  25 3.325 0.700 0.350 4.375
  TOTAL-I    38  8   4  50 6.650 1.400 0.700 8.750

Modalities/Criteria to be followed for implementation of  the Integrated Farming Scheme on Cluster Approach:

  • A compact area approach with an extent of 25 ha shall be selected by implementation of Integrated farming scheme.  All the small and marginal farmers coming under the cluster should be considerd as beneficiaries of the programme based on the suitability of their coconut gardens irrespective of size of land holding.
  • Conduct base line survey to record the present status of the  crop and status of farmers before implementation of the projects. Data should be analyzed, and properly documented.
  • Preference should be given to groups which are promoted or supported by NGO/Community based organizations/Cooperative Societies etc.,
  • Cluster should have a technical resource group fro monitoring and implementation of the different components of the prgoramme.  This resource group should consist of the field level functionaries of the Agricultural Department, the Agricultural University, CDB officials and scientists from Research Stations.
  • A farmer leader should be identified for each group  in the project  area and the leader should be trained on all technologies to be adopted  in the project area.
  • The possibility of promoting farm level processing in the project area is to be ascertained and economically desirable coconut products are to be promoted through the groups.
  • The technical progaramme and the calendar of operations for the year 2012-2013 shall be prepared and distributed to the beneficiaries immediately for making arrangements for supply of inputs and timely adoption of the management practices.
  • Supply of quality coconut seedlings is to be ensured in the selected cluster  for new planting.  Their groups shall be promoted  for production of quality seedlings by procuring seed nuts from the disease tolerant mother palm available in the project area.  The mother palms selected in the root with affected areas shall be subjected to serological test at CPCF as far as possible.

The Commissioner of Horticulture, Hyderabad shall take further  necessary action in the matter. This order issues with the concurrence of Finance  Department vide their U.O.No.017366/ 381/A2/EAC/2013, Dated:26.06.2013.

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