Developing Critical Infrastructure

  • Infrastructure development is an important enabling aspect at various stages of promoting APC; following are the critical infrastructure required for these regions to sustain the APC.
  • Irrigation is critical to agriculture. In the proposed region, majority of the farmers do not have access to irrigation. The project proposes to create around 25 acres of irrigation for each PG to take up required level of farming intensity. Depending upon the geophysical situation different types of irrigation structures will be taken up. Under this project following types of irrigation structures would be given priority for bringing more area under irrigation
  • Installing new community river lift or individual cluster lift points under OLIC and OAIC,
  • Cluster bore well schemes in the probable areas and
  • Medium low land /low land dug well along with lifting device.
  • Reactivating the existing CRLP schemes
  • APC plans to cover approximately 16000 acres under irrigation infrastructure. For that purpose, the project plans to target existing schemes and programmes on offer from Agriculture Department, Odisha Lift Irrigation Corporation (OLIC), Odisha Agro Industries Corporation (OAIC).
  • Similarly, improved technology in farming ensures efficient farm production. It decreases farmer’s drudgery and increases efficiency. Therefore, APC targets to cover 70000 farmers under farm mechanization scheme
  • Nearly 8000 acres will also be covered under orchard development, including mango, cashew, litchi, banana, pomegranate, lemon and guava.
  • The project also plans to create storage infrastructure including sorting, grading and cold storages to create a robust marketing environment.
  • To support farmers engaged in livestock rearing the project plans to cover shed construction for Goat and BYP.
  • Available schemes with Directorate of Horticulture, Agriculture, F&ARD, OLM, APICOL, OAIC, OLIC and other relevant departments will be converged for creation of critical livelihood infrastructures to achieve the objectives.