OIL PALM AREA EXPANSION (OPAE)

Concerned Department : Agriculture Department Concerned District : Cuddalore Organisation Name : Agriculture Production Scheme Details Title / Name : OIL PALM AREA EXPANSION (OPAE) Associated Scheme : Sponsored By : State Funding Pattern : Beneficiaries : Farmers Benefits Types : Incentives Eligibility criteria Income : -- Age : -- Community : -- Other Details : -- How To Avail : Village Level Assistant Agricultural officer Block Level Deputy Agricultural Officer / Agricultural Officer and Assistant Director of Agriculture District Level Joint Director of Agriculture Validity of the Scheme Introduced On : May 07, 2012 Valid Upto : -- Description : i. Area expansion 1) Distribution of Planting Material - 85percent subsidy towards the cost of the planting material limited to 10000 per ha. for entire land holding of the farmer. 2) Assistance for the cost of cultivation during gestation period (1st Year) – 50percent subsidy limited to a maximum of 15,000 per ha. ii. Supply of Drip Irrigation System - 50percent subsidy limited to a maximum of 10,000 per ha. iii. Supply of Diesel or Electric Pumpset for drip Irrigation System - 50percent subsidy for 10 HP capacity limited to a maximum of 10,000 per pumpset. iv. Input subsidy for intercropping in Oil Palm fields - 50percent subsidy limited to a maximum of 10,000 per ha. for purchase of planting materials of Agriculture or Horticulture crops. v. Assistance for INM, IPM, Fertigation, PP Chemicals and Tree guard – 50percent subsidy on input cost (or) maximum of rs.5000 per ha. vi) Construction of Vermicompost Units in Oil Palm fields - 50percent subsidy on Unit cost (or) maximum of rs.15,000 per Unit. vii) Subsidy for Borewells in Oil Palm fields - 50percent subsidy limited to rs. 50,000 per Bore well (or) Water harvesting structure.

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