Coffee productivity increases 3.54% per Ha during last 4 years
NEW DELHI: The productivity of the coffee has increased from 846kg/Ha. in 2012-13 to 876 kg/Ha in 2015-16. Coffee Board has spent Rs464.30cr on various components of Integrated Coffee Development Project during 12th Plan. Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Nirmala Sitharaman informed Lok Sabha on Monday.
The Coffee Board is implementing Integrated Coffee Development Project under which various interventions such as research & development, technology transfer, capacity building, support to mechanization of estates, coffee area development, market development, support to value addition etc. are undertaken for the overall improvement of production, productivity and quality of coffee.
Coffee Board is undertaking various measures to boost Coffee exports and promotion of coffee sector, which include conducting promotional activities in the foreign as well as domestic markets, providing incentives for export of high value and value added coffee, participating in International events, organizing‘Flavour of India –The Fine Cup Award’ competition and India International Coffee Festival to encourage coffee exporters.
Coffee Board is responsible for implementation of various statutory and regulatory prescribed under the Coffee Act, 1942 . Export licenses and Certificates of origin are being issued by the Coffee Board to monitor Coffee exports from the country. The Board is also issuing licenses to coffee curing works.