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Odisha government approves Rs 367.19 crore for Empowerment of Women in Agriculture

The state Cabinet has approved the provision of Rs1142.24 crore for the Development of potatoes, vegetables and Spices.

The Odisha Cabinet approved a provision of Rs 367.19 crore for five years from 2022-23 to 2026-27 for implementation of the State Sector Scheme-“Empowerment of Women in Agriculture-Promotion of Entrepreneurship for Women SHG”, according to an official press release.

The scheme has been introduced with the objective to double the mushroom production across the State through area expansion involving women beneficiaries/WSHGs and to make the state self-sufficient in the production of button mushrooms and loose flowers,

The scheme will ensure sustainable income generation of women beneficiaries/WSHGs & the state shall emerge as the net exporter of mushrooms & high value flowers over the mission period, the press release said.

The state Cabinet has approved the provision of Rs1142.24 crore for four years from 2022-23 to 2025-26 for implementation Of the State Sector Scheme- “Development of Potato, Vegetable and Spices” with the involvement of WSHGs and Farmers Producer Organizations (FPOs).

“The scheme is introduced with the objective to provide financial assistance to the farmers for the cultivation of Potato, Onions, Hybrid vegetables, and Spices in order to make the State self-sufficient in the production of 5 vegetables (Potato, Onion, Tomato, Cauliflower & Cabbage) along with an increase in area and production under spices,” the statement said.

“It will provide ample scope for employment generation in rural areas and augmentation of the income of the farmers. The present dependency of the state on other states for Vegetables like potatoes, onions, and seed spices will be brought down and the state will be self-sufficient,” it added.

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