INDIA’S Spices Board will provide financial support for replantation of cardamom in the three cardamom growing states of Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
The replantation support will be extended in two annual instalments.
Cardamom growers owning up to four hectares in Kerala and Tamil Nadu will qualify for a financial package of Rs17,780 ($414.50) as first instalment and Rs17,036 as second instalment. Farmers owning above four hectares but up to eight hectares will receive Rs13,470 as first instalment and Rs12,950 as second instalment.
In Karnataka, cardamom growers owning up to four hectares will be given Rs14,950 as first instalment and Rs11,969 as second instalment. Farmers owning above four hectares but up to eight hectares will get Rs9,066 as second instalment.
For the rejuvenation of cardamom plantations, the Spices Board will disburse Rs13,300 per hectare as a single instalment to cardamom growers owning up to four hectares in the states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
The Spices Board is also providing financial aid for setting up irrigation facilities, soil conservation and for cardamom curing as well as technical advice to cardamom growers.