Targeting the next Onam season 5000 ha are already under cultivation. Mapping of the present status of banana growing would be undertaken to assess the needs in view of the fact that during previous season there was high scope for value added products.
To market the produce during festive season financial assistance would be provided to district JEVA team as revolving fund. 1200 JLGs would be identified and trained for value addition and 600 units (4 units/block) would be established across the state supporting them with 10,000 Rs. for procurement and marketing activity. In order to sustain and scale up the programme and value chain units 2000 more new JLGs would brought up into banana cultivation.
|Area under cultivation and expected production for 2018 Onam|
|District||Area under banana cultivation (in acres)||No. of JLGs engaged||Avg. expected production (in tonnes)|