Rs 7 000 cr 5 yr package for development of Wayanad launched

Wayanad, Feb 12 (PTI) A Rs 7,000 crore five year package
to double revenue from crops, boost tourism and ramp up
infrastructUre and health facilities in Wayanad was launched
by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan here on Friday.
He also released a Detailed Project Report for the
Carbon Neutral Park.
"While the country is reeling under severe agricultural
crisis, the Left government is presenting a comprehensive
development package for the Wayanad district.
The aim is to double revenue from coffee, along with
pepper, plantain, ginger and other crops," Vijayan said.
The Chief Minister said tourism was another key area
of focus
"The package also has provisions towards basic
infrastructure, roads, education and health facilities while
considering the ecological sensitivity of the area," he said.
Finance Minister Thomas Isaac, who presided, said the
package provides for advancement of the agricultural and
tribal sectors.
To promote coffee from the district, Minister for
Industries, Youth and Sports, E P Jayarajan launched Wayanad
Coffee Procurement kiosks and handed them over to
'Kudumbashree' (women's Self Help Group).
"The government aims to enhance income for growers by
marketing Wayanad yield under the brand name "Carbon Neutral
The first phase of procurement and marketing shall be
carried out via Brahmagiri Wayanad Coffee, the state
government said in a release. PTI RRT APR

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