Friday, 26 April 2019



Following are the mandates of the programme

  • Evolving high yielding, high quality varieties suitable for various agro-ecological situations and that are tolerant/ resistant to biotic and abiotic stresses to mitigate climate change
  • Development of location specific green agro technologies for improved production with water and nutrient management, organic farming, ecologically sound control measures against pests and through mechanisation for production of quality clean spices and spice products.
  • Facilitate faster adoption of proven technologies/varieties developed through technology dissemination, Field Level Demonstrations and attract youth to agriculture and agro enterprise.
  • Working as an interface between State Agricultural Universities (SAUs) and Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).
  • Spread the cultivation of spices to non traditional areas, North East and tribal areas for increased production. Tribal empowerment and identification of most suitable areas (crop mapping) for each of the crop.