PPP project in AP to support Chintapalli tribals grow local turmeric variety

About two,000 tribal farmers of the hilly Chintapalli location in Andhra Pradesh, supported by the State govt, are set to grow the area beneath turmeric.

The local turmeric selection has been located to have 5-7 for every cent curcumin content in contrast to three-4 for every cent in common selection. This selection is in large demand in the pharmaceutical industries for its immunity boosting content.

Chintapalli location is portion of Arakku Valley, one hundred twenty km from Visakhapatnam.

People familiar with the developments told BusinessLine that the tribal farmers, who ordinarily have been developing this selection of turmeric in close to one,000 acres, are supported by the State govt with Public-Personal-Partnership for Integrated Agriculture Advancement.

Agriculture value chain significant Lawrencedale Agro Processing India (P) Ltd has been on-boarded as one particular of the few farmer enhancement firms.

Palat Vijayaraghavan, CEO and founder, Lawrencedale Agro, said the enterprise is conversations for setting up the value-chain from the distant tribal belt. “It will have interaction with the tribal farmers to boost the high-quality of the crop, enable access to large high-quality plant defense, nutrition options and organised credit,” he said.

“The common turmeric is an yearly crop, whilst the turmeric from the Chintapalli location arrives at the time in two yrs. The volume of the crop is also noticeably less at close to 4-5 tonnes for every acre as from fifteen-16 tonnes for the common selection.