Farmers of this state will now cultivate organic coffee, the government made a road map, you can also take advantage

There is a good news for the farmers of Odisha. The Odisha government is planning to grow thousands of hectares of organic coffee in the next five years. This has been confirmed by the State Agriculture Production Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Jena himself. He has said that the Odisha government is planning to grow organic coffee […]
 


Farmers of this state will now cultivate organic coffee, the government made a road map, you can also take advantage

There is a good news for the farmers of Odisha. The Odisha government is planning to grow thousands of hectares of organic coffee in the next five years. This has been confirmed by the State Agriculture Production Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Jena himself. He has said that the Odisha government is planning to grow organic coffee in 10,000 hectares in the next five years. He said the neighboring state of Andhra Pradesh has large coffee plantations. We have also done good work in coffee plantations. In such a situation, we hope that the income of the farmers will increase by cultivating organic coffee.

He said that in Koraput we get high quality Arabica coffee. Jena said that we have tried to plant coffee plantations in 10 thousand hectares in the next few years. The government is trying to recognize Odisha as the organic coffee producing state in the country. At the same time, according to the Coffee Board, non-traditional areas of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and the North-East account for about 21% of the total coffee crop area. Coffee was planted in 99,380 hectares in non-traditional areas in 2021-22 as compared to 3.68 lakh hectares in traditional areas.

Make these spaces organic through design

Andhra Pradesh has 94,956 hectares of coffee land, while Odisha has 4,424 hectares and the North-East has 4,695 hectares. Only Arabica coffee is grown in Odisha, while Robusta coffee is extensively cultivated in Andhra and the North-East. Along with this, the tribal communities of Odisha also cultivate coffee. Most of the tribal areas basically follow organic farming. Chemical fertilizers are not used. However, we wanted to make these locations organic by design in order to take advantage of the marketing benefits of coffee, Jenna explained.

Now we are emphasizing on farm mechanization and automation

He said that the Odisha government is trying to increase production by automating and mechanizing agriculture on a large scale. In fact, 20 years ago our per capita electricity consumption was barely a quarter of the national average. Pradeep Kumar Jena said Odisha consumes 2.4 kWh of electricity per capita, which is lower than the national average of 2.7 kWh. The State Agricultural Production Commissioner remarked that now we are emphasizing on farm mechanization and automation.

Farmers of this state will now cultivate organic coffee, the government made a road map, you can also take advantage