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

Elvera Bartels

Around 2,000 tribal farmers of the hilly Chintapalli area in Andhra Pradesh, supported by the Condition govt, are set to broaden the space under turmeric.

The local turmeric wide variety has been identified to have five-seven per cent curcumin information when compared to three-4 per cent in typical wide variety. This wide variety is in significant need in the pharmaceutical industries for its immunity boosting information.

Chintapalli area is section of Arakku Valley, 120 km from Visakhapatnam.

These common with the developments explained to BusinessLine that the tribal farmers, who typically have been growing this wide variety of turmeric in about 1,000 acres, are supported by the Condition govt with General public-Private-Partnership for Integrated Agriculture Improvement.

Agriculture worth chain main Lawrencedale Agro Processing India (P) Ltd has been on-boarded as one particular of the couple of farmer advancement businesses.

Palat Vijayaraghavan, CEO and founder, Lawrencedale Agro, said the business is discussions for establishing the worth-chain from the distant tribal belt. “It will have interaction with the tribal farmers to enhance the quality of the crop, enable obtain to significant quality plant defense, nutrition solutions and organised credit history,” he said.

“The typical turmeric is an annual crop, while the turmeric from the Chintapalli area comes the moment in two years. The volume of the crop is also substantially less at about 4-five tonnes per acre as versus 15-16 tonnes for the typical wide variety.

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