High-tech Farming and Value-Added Plantation Products

Hi-Tech Farming
Natural Colours, Herbal Extracts and Oleoresins
Hydroponics, Aeroponisc, Soil-less Agriculture
High Value Crops

Hi-Tech Farming

 

  • High-tech farming mainly refers to agricultural operations involving the latest technologies.
  • Hi-tech agriculture mainly relates to commercial farming system aimed at catering to the needs of both, domestic as well as export markets.
  • It uses farming technology to increase yields, ensures high quality (usually pesticide-free) and realizes increased market value

 

Infrastructure Facilities

  • Presence of Start-up ecosystem in the State with innovative
    solutions and expertise to increase the efficiency and sustainability
    of the farming business.
  • UNDP India through its India High Range Mountain Landscape
    (IHRML) project, in Kerala, with the GEF, Green Innovation Fund,
    and Haritha Kerala Mission, provides drone solutions for the
    particular tribal areas in Idukki District, Kerala

Investment Avenues/Opportunity

  • Establish state-of-the-art greenhouses equipped with climate control systems for precision agriculture.
  • Focus on growing high-value crops like exotic vegetables,
    strawberries, and herbs year round.
  • Deployment of advanced solutions for mapping and diagnostics of
    farmland through dedicated UAVs/drones.

Status of the Project

The pilot method of optimization by a start-up in Idukki District,Kerala, resulted in significant savings in nutrient consumption of over
50% and has seen an increase in yield by over 28%.

Policy support

  • Hi-Tech Agriculture and Value added Plantation Produce has been identified as one of the 22 key priorirty sectors under Kerala Industrial Policy 2023, and industry units in the sector are eligible to avail incentives under the Industrial Policy.
  • The State is comingup with Export Promotion Policy for promotion of exports from the State. Being an export
    intensive sector, this sector is expected to benefit from the Export Promotion Policy.
  • Govt of Kerala, vide GO (Ms) No. 37/2023/ID dated 2-Jun-2023 notified a Scheme for ‘Kerala Brand’. One of the objectives of the scheme is to improve export performance of enterprises in Kerala.
  • The products obtaining Kerala Brand certification will receive financial assistance for obtaining high quality
    certifications which shall further aid in improving exports and enjoy free promotions at all e-marketplaces.

Nodal Department

Directorate of Agriculure Development – Govt. of Kerala Spices Board – Govt. of India

Single Window coordinates

Managing Director
Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation Ltd
T.C.XI/266 Keston Road ,Kowdiar,Thiruvananthampuram-695003

Email:enquiry@ksidc.mail.org/ ipksidc@ksidcmail.org
Phone: 080 22267900

 

Impact On The Economy

The growth of the IT sector has had a substantial impact on Kerala's economy. It has created numerous job opportunities, contributing to reduced unemployment rates. Additionally, the state's IT exports have been steadily increasing, adding to its revenue. As IT companies and startups flourish, they also attract investment, thereby further stimulating the economy.Kerala's IT sector is not just about software services; it has diversified into various niches. Some notable sectors include healthcare IT, cybersecurity, fintech, and e-governance. These niche areas cater to both domestic and international markets, generating revenue and employment opportunities.

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Natural Colours, Herbal Extracts and Oleoresins

 

  • Used as raw materials or ingredients by the companies operating in
    pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and food and beverages industries across the world.
  • There is increase in awareness of naturally available produce and
    products. The global essential oils and oleoresins market is poised to surge exponentially in the forthcoming years.
  • Rising interest in ayurvedic and herbal medicines, will increase demand of herbal extracts as a raw material to the burgeoning industry

 

Infrastructure Facilities

  • Kerala is known for its lush green cover and abundant availability of
    quality spices.
  • Presence of a Spices Park (10 Ac) developed by Spices Board-GoI at
    Puttady.
  • ~85% of India's INR 2,000-crore spice oleoresin industry is controlled by Four companies based in Kerala

Investment Avenues/Opportunity

  • Unit for production of essential oils, oleoresins from spices, aromatic plants and herbs for use in perfumes, cosmetics, aromatherapy, and flavouring.
  • Production of natural extracts from a range of botanical sources, including vanilla, cardamom, and turmeric for use in various industries for their natural flavours and health benefits
  • Colour extraction unit for using in food processing industry using natural raw materials.
  • Production of ingredients for food and beverage industry, to increase the nutritional profile of foods.

Status of the Project

Spices Park (30 Acs) developed by KINFRA at Thodupuzha, Idukki
District under MSE-CDP scheme of GoI. Inaugurated during Oct-2023.

Policy support

  • Hi-Tech Agriculture and Value added Plantation Produce has been identified as one of the 22 key priorirty sectors under Kerala Industrial Policy 2023, and industry units in the sector are eligible to avail incentives under
    the Industrial Policy.
  • The State is coming up with Export Promotion Policy for promotion of exports from the State. Being an export intensive sector, this sector is expected to benefit from the Export Promotion Policy.
  • Govt of Kerala, vide GO (Ms) No. 37/2023/ID dated 2-Jun-2023 notified a Scheme for ‘Kerala Brand’. One of the objectives of the scheme is to improve export performance of enterprises in Kerala.
  • The products obtaining Kerala Brand certification will receive financial assistance for obtaining high quality
    certifications which shall further aid in improving exports and enjoy free promotions at all e-marketpla

Nodal Department

Directorate of Agriculure Development – Govt. of Kerala Spices Board – Govt. of India

Single window coordinates

Managing Director
Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation Ltd
T.C.XI/266 Keston Road ,Kowdiar,Thiruvananthampuram-695003

Email:enquiry@ksidc.mail.org/ ipksidc@ksidcmail.org
Phone: 080 22267900

 

Impact On The Economy

The growth of the IT sector has had a substantial impact on Kerala's economy. It has created numerous job opportunities, contributing to reduced unemployment rates. Additionally, the state's IT exports have been steadily increasing, adding to its revenue. As IT companies and startups flourish, they also attract investment, thereby further stimulating the economy.Kerala's IT sector is not just about software services; it has diversified into various niches. Some notable sectors include healthcare IT, cybersecurity, fintech, and e-governance. These niche areas cater to both domestic and international markets, generating revenue and employment opportunities.

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Natural Colours, Herbal Extracts and Oleoresins

 

  • High-tech farming mainly refers to agricultural operations involving the latest technologies.
  • Hi-tech agriculture mainly relates to commercial farming system aimed at catering to the needs of both, domestic as well as export
    markets.
  • It uses farming technology to increase yields, ensures high quality (usually pesticide-free) and realizes increased market valu

 

Infrastructure Facilities

  • Presence of Start-up ecosystem in the State with innovative
    solutions and expertise to increase the efficiency and sustainability of the farming business

Investment Avenues/Opportunity

  • Growing underground is a hydroponic vertical
    farm using 70% less water than typical farming operation. It utilizes a closed-loop ebb and flow system where water with nutrients floods
    the beds of sprouts few times a day and then is recycled through a
    reservoir and reused.
  • Hydroponics: Method of growing plants without soil by instead usingmineral nutrient solutions in water solvent. The nutrients used in hydroponic systems can come from an array of different sources, including (but not limited to) from fish excrement, duck manure or purchased chemical fertilizers. Plants

Status of the Project

KSUM supporting start-ups in Hi-Tech farming using technology interventions – KSUM supported Start-up set-up Kerala’s largest
automated hydroponic farm in Trivandrum.

Policy support

  • Hi-Tech Agriculture and Value added Plantation Produce has been identified as one of the 22 key priorirty sectors under Kerala Industrial Policy 2023, and industry units in the sector are eligible to avail incentives under
    the Industrial Policy.
  • The State is coming up with Export Promotion Policy for promotion of exports from the State. Being an export
    intensive sector, this sector is expected to benefit from the Export Promotion Policy.
  • Govt of Kerala, vide GO (Ms) No. 37/2023/ID dated 2-Jun-2023 notified a Scheme for ‘Kerala Brand’. One of the objectives of the scheme is to improve export performance of enterprises in Kerala.
  • The products obtaining Kerala Brand certification will receive financial assistance for obtaining high quality
    certifications which shall further aid in improving exports and enjoy free promotions at all e-marketplace.

Nodal Department

Directorate of Agriculure Development – Govt. of Kerala Spices Board – Govt. of India

Single window coordinates

Managing Director
Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation Ltd
T.C.XI/266 Keston Road ,Kowdiar,Thiruvananthampuram-695003

Email:enquiry@ksidc.mail.org/ ipksidc@ksidcmail.org
Phone: 080 22267900

 

Impact On The Economy

The growth of the IT sector has had a substantial impact on Kerala's economy. It has created numerous job opportunities, contributing to reduced unemployment rates. Additionally, the state's IT exports have been steadily increasing, adding to its revenue. As IT companies and startups flourish, they also attract investment, thereby further stimulating the economy.Kerala's IT sector is not just about software services; it has diversified into various niches. Some notable sectors include healthcare IT, cybersecurity, fintech, and e-governance. These niche areas cater to both domestic and international markets, generating revenue and employment opportunities.

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Hi-Tech Farming

 

  • High Value Crops (HVCs) are those, which give significantly higher
    value productivity or net income per unit of resources used for
    production, compared to other competing crops.
  • Diversification towards high-value crops such as fruits, vegetables
    increases income level of farmers.
  • Urbanization is a key determinant of demand for HVCs because of
    higher per capita income, change in tastes and preferences

 

Infrastructure Facilities

  • Presence of Start-up ecosystem in the State with innovative solutions and expertise to increase the efficiency and sustainability
    of the farming business.

Investment Avenues/Opportunity

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables - There is a good international demand for certain fruits and vegetable products.
  • Floriculture is being viewed as a high growth Industry. The liberalized
    economy has given an impetus to the Indian entrepreneurs for
    establishing export oriented floriculture units under controlled climatic conditions.
  • Processed fruits and vegetables: Due to special efforts of the Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Govt. of India and APEDA, the
    international demand for Indian processed fruits and vegetables has
    set a rising trend during last few years.

Status of the Project

KSUM supporting start-ups in Hi-Tech farming using technology interventions – KSUM supported Start-up set-up Kerala’s largest
automated hydroponic farm in Trivandrum

Policy support

  • Hi-Tech Agriculture and Value added Plantation Produce has been identified as one of the 22 key priorirty sectors under Kerala Industrial Policy 2023, and industry units in the sector are eligible to avail incentives under
    the Industrial Policy.
  • The State is coming up with Export Promotion Policy for promotion of exports from the State. Being an export intensive sector, this sector is expected to benefit from the Export Promotion Policy.
  •  Govt of Kerala, vide GO (Ms) No. 37/2023/ID dated 2-Jun-2023 notified a Scheme for ‘Kerala Brand’. One of the objectives of the scheme is to improve export performance of enterprises in Kerala.
  • The products obtaining Kerala Brand certification will receive financial assistance for obtaining high quality
    certifications which shall further aid in improving exports and enjoy free promotions at all e-marketplaces

Nodal Department

Directorate of Agriculure Development – Govt. of Kerala Spices Board – Govt. of India

Single Window coordinates

Managing Director
Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation Ltd
T.C.XI/266 Keston Road ,Kowdiar,Thiruvananthampuram-695003

Email:enquiry@ksidc.mail.org/ ipksidc@ksidcmail.org
Phone: 080 22267900

 

Impact On The Economy

The growth of the IT sector has had a substantial impact on Kerala's economy. It has created numerous job opportunities, contributing to reduced unemployment rates. Additionally, the state's IT exports have been steadily increasing, adding to its revenue. As IT companies and startups flourish, they also attract investment, thereby further stimulating the economy.Kerala's IT sector is not just about software services; it has diversified into various niches. Some notable sectors include healthcare IT, cybersecurity, fintech, and e-governance. These niche areas cater to both domestic and international markets, generating revenue and employment opportunities.

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