The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 10 September 2014 approved the proposal for implementation of the Integrated Coffee Development Project (ICDP) of the Coffee Board during the 12th Five Year Plan.
The proposal was based on the recommendations made by the Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC) in its meeting held on 26 September 2013. The projected outlay of the scheme is 950 crore rupees during the five year period of the 12th Plan.
Under the project, the maximum amount of 311 crore rupees was allocated for development support for coffee in traditional areas followed by 137.50 crore rupees for research and development for sustainable coffee production.
Besides, 125 crore rupees were allocated for coffee development programme in non-traditional areas, 92 crore rupees for technology and capacity building programmes, and 80 crore rupees for mechanisation of coffee estate operations.
The government also allocated 60 crore rupees for promotion of exports, 55 crore rupees for development of markets and 54.50 crore rupees for coffee development programme in the North East region.
Objective of the Integrated Coffee Development Project scheme
• To develop improved varieties and technologies for increasing production, productivity and quality of coffee
• To promote Indian coffee in overseas and domestic markets.
• To encourage value addition to improve unit value realization of coffee in India.
When: 10 September 2014