Cardamom growers can avail the subsidy for the replanting scheme for the current financial year ending on March 31. The Spices Board is finalising the beneficiaries now and planters who have not availed of the scheme have to submit applications immediately. The subsidy can be availed of by all growers having area up to eight hectares. The total assistance provided for growers having area up to four hectares under this programme is Rs 34,816, which will be disbursed in two annual instalments of Rs 17,780 and Rs 17,036. An assistance of Rs 26,375, which will be given in two annual instalments of Rs 13,470 and Rs 12,905 will be provided to growers with holding size from four to eight hectares. The growers need to approach the nearest field office of the Board along with copies of cardamom CR (Certificate of Registration)/ ACR (applied for cardamom registration), land tax receipt, survey sketch and bank account details for filing application. The application and necessary guidance in this regard will be provided by the nearest field office of the Board. In the event of any difficulty being faced by the growers in filing application under this scheme in the field offices of the Board, the growers are requested to contact the Regional offices or Head Office of Spices Board.

(This article was published on February 27, 2013)
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