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Development of Horticulture Cluster


Cluster Development Programme (CDP) has been designed to leverage geographical specialization of horticulture clusters to make them Globally Competitive

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06 AUG 2021 7:22PM by PIB Delhi

Cluster Development Programme (CDP) has been designed to leverage geographical specialization of horticulture clusters to make them globally competitive. The main objectives of the CDP are as under:

  1. Address the concerns of the horticulture value chain from pre-production, production, post-harvest management and value addition to logistics, marketing and branding in an integrated manner for accelerating competitiveness in the domestic and export market.
  1. Reduce harvest and post-harvest losses by developing/ expanding/upgrading the infrastructure for post-harvest handling of produce, value addition and market linkages.
  1. Facilitate the introduction of innovative technologies and practices to help enhance the global competitiveness of focus cluster crops.
  1. Facilitate the dovetailing of resources, including convergence of various government schemes in order to entrench stakeholders in the global value chains.
  1. Build the capacity of stakeholders and enhance farmers’ income through cluster-specific interventions including brand promotion.

MoA&FW has selected 12 clusters for the pilot phase of the programme. So far, Government has appointed Cluster Development Agencies (CDAs) in 11 clusters of the pilot phase.

The formation of FPOs is an integral part of Horticulture Cluster Development Programme which will help farmers with small land holding and help them in achieving economies of scale in an integrated manner by addressing concerns of entire value chain in the selected clusters.

 

List of selected 12 clusters under pilot phase of Cluster Development Programme

 

S. No.

Crop

Identified cluster

State

1

Apple

1. Shopian

Jammu & Kashmir

2. Kinnaur

Himachal Pradesh

2

Mango

1. Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh

2. Kutch

Gujarat

3. Mahbubnagar

Telangana

3

Banana

1. Anantapur

Andhra Pradesh

2. Theni

Tamil Nadu

4

Grapes

1. Nashik

Maharashtra

5

Pineapple

1. Sepahijala

Tripura

6

Pomegranate

1. Solapur

Maharashtra

2. Chitradurga

Karnataka

7

Turmeric

1. West Jaintia Hills

Meghalaya

 

The status of appointment of Cluster Development Agencies (CDAs)

 

S. No.

Cluster

Name of the Cluster Development Agency (CDA)

1.

Chitradurga, Karnataka

Karnataka State Agricultural Produce Processing and Export Corporation Limited

2.

Nashik, Maharashtra

Maharashtra State Horticulture and Medicinal Plant Board

3.

Solapur, Maharashtra

Maharashtra State Horticulture and Medicinal Plant Board

4.

Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh Horticulture Development Agency

5.

Lucknow,

Uttar Pradesh

Regional Food Research and Analysis Centre

6.

Theni,

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu Horticulture Development Agency

7.

Kutch, Gujarat

Gujarat Agro Industries Corporation limited

8.

Mahbubnagar , Telangana

Telangana State Horticulture Development Corporation Limited

9.

West Jaintia Hils, Meghalaya

Meghalaya State Agriculture Marketing Board

10.

Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh Horticulture Produce Marketing and Processing Corporation Limited

11.

Shopian, Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu & Kashmir Horticulture Produce & Marketing Corporation Limited

 

This information was given in a written reply by the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar in Rajya Sabha today.

 

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