Social Security Programmes
SOCIAL SECURITY PROGRAMMES
Objective & Scale of assistance
Spice Producers Societies
Board encourages the formation of spice producer’s society and these societies will function as nodal centers for dissemination of information to farmers, who are members of the society and act as bridge linking the Board and the farmers. If equipped, these societies can collectively go for organic farming, primary processing which could be done for conventional spices also. Similarly training programmes could be arranged through these societies. In addition to the formation of spice producer’s societies (SPS), it is proposed to promote processing and value addition at primary level for whole spices. Assistance will be given to registered SPS for drying, cleaning, grading and packing of whole spices. 50% of the cost of the primary processing equipments and basic infrastructure subject to a maximum of Rs. 6 lakhs per SPS. is provided as grant in aid. Production of quality spices adhering to GAP and GMP will help them to a premium price for their produce. Backward linkage, direct procurement by exporters can be linked to the SPS by eliminating the role of intermediaries for a better price realization. These groups can function as nodal groups for promoting traceability in spices.
Method of operation/ Modus operandi
The SPS will submit a detailed proposal for availing assistance along with quotations to the nearest office of the Board. The Officer in charge of the Board will assess the feasibility and recommend to HO. The HO will issue permit order for purchase / setting up the facilities. On completion of the installation / set up, the Board will make the payment of eligible grant in aid through e-payment to the ban account of SPS.