Objective & Scale of assistance
Extension visit & meeting
Transfer of technical know-how to growers on production and post harvest improvement of spices is an important factor in increasing productivity and improving quality of spices. This programme envisages technical/extension support to growers on the scientific aspects of cultivation and post harvest management through personal contact, field visits, group meetings and through distribution of literature in vernacular languages for development of small cardamom in the states of Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu & large cardamom in the states of Sikkim & West Bengal and selected spices in the North East region and post harvest improvement in other spice growing regions. The pay and allowances of the staff in the Development Department, their TA/DA, expenditure on vehicle, office establishment and other contingencies are accounted in the programme.
Consolidated pay of Rs.14000/- per month and TA/DA admissible as per norms.