Technical

The Corporation is now having 575 nos. of cashew plantations with an area of Acs.75,837.598 under six Divisions. Out of which, Acs.63,421.862 have been transferred by the State Govt. while the Corporation has developed its own plantations over the rest Acs.12,415.736. The details are given below;

Division-wise plantation area under possession of OSCDC Ltd.

Sl. No. Name of Division

No. of plantations.

Total area        (in hact.)

1

KHURDA

142

7281.17

2

JAJPUR

68

3952.53

3

DHENKANAL

82

3653.23

4

MAYURBHANJ

25

1963.22

5

KORAPUT

126

7353.85

6

SUNDERGARH

129

6527.48

Total
572
30,731.48
The Corporation is maintaining the above plantations by providing Watch & Ward, bush cleaning, spraying of insecticides & pesticides with foliar application of fertiliser, swabbing, deweeding as and when necessary in each plantation.
Sl. No. Name of Division

No. of plantations.

Total area        (in hact.)

1

KHURDA

55

3362.80

2

jajpur

13

283.00

3

DHENKANAL

23

990.00

4

mayurbhanj

9

497.00

5

koraput

96

4255.00

6

SUNDERGARH

88

2950.00

 

Total

284

12,337.00

Re-plantation of hybrid cashew grafts:

Nearly 284 cashew plantations covering an area of 12,337.00 hectares under the Corporation have become senile and old for which the productivity has been diminishing. In order to compensate the same and for better productivity, the Corporation has taken up replanting in its own plantation area with high yielding cashew grafts since the year 1999-2000. Till the year2016-17, the Corporation has achieved 6964.31 hectares under the replanting programme.

Year-wise area achieved under replanting of hybrid cashew grafts since 1999-2000

 

Year Area in Ha.
1999-2000 81.50
2000-2001 345.62
2001-2002 616.35
2002-2003 175.02
2003-2004 402.00
2004-2005 760.50
2005-2006 772.00
2006-2007 687.54
2007-2008 436.83
2008-2009 226.50
2009-2010 370.97
2010-2011 336.01
2011-2012 179.00
2012-2013 301.50
2013-2014 275.95
2014-2015 363.49
2015-2016 224.28
2016-2017 409.25
2017-2018 451.90
2018-2019 568.00
TOTAL 7984.21

Nursery activities:

            The State Government has also taken viable steps for production of high yielding varieties of clonal materials and also encouraged private entrepreneurs to establish new nurseries for production of cashew grafts. At present, the cashew graft production in the Corporation is around 17 lakhs per annum. The private nurseries are also having around 10 to 12 lakh production capacity in the State. Plantation programme under National Horticulture Mission (NHM) is creating scope for utilistion of cashew grafts from OSCDC through Director, Horticulture. NHM also provides fund for establishment of Nurseries and plantations. In order to be self-sufficient in production of high yielding cashew grafts and to meet the growing demands, the Corporation has established 21 nos. of cashew nurseries in the State with production capacity of 30.00 lakhs cashew grafts per annum.

The Nurseries of the Corporation started producing cashew grafts from the year 2000-01 and till the year 2016-17, the Corporation has produced and supplied nearly a total of 247.99 lakhs of cashew grafts to Govt. and private agencies inside the State and outside the State under different programmes of the Central and State Govt. It is noteworthy to mention that from the year 2007-08, the Corporation after meeting the requirement of the State has supplied cashew grafts to outside the states, namely Andaman & Nicober Islands, Chhatishgarh, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, and Tripura.

Nursery-wise graft production for last four year and Target for 2018.

Sl No. Name of the Nursery Production Capacity Yearwise production and  diversion of Cashew Garfts Final Target for 2018
2014 2015 2016 2017
Khordha Division
1 Ghatikia 300000 203535 163190 159454 204303 200000
2 Bhuinpur 250000 142283 169070 147603 229468 200000
3 Niamuhana 150000 83630 67565 155251 157817 150000
4 Pitapalli 120000 120182 77420 78444 136440 120000
5 Sanapalla 100000 59167 25682 27725 63116 70000
6 Sijuapatrapada 150000 121134 91568 85658 139143 130000
7 Lahanga-I 100000 46936 68122 159841 190000 300000
8 Lahanga-II 200000 82460      -
Sub Total 1370000 859327 662617 813976 1120287 1170000
Jajpur Division
9 Solar 500000 311601 186134 339892 350000 358200
10 Raijhar 250000 225915 197759 202362 250000 250000
11 Barunia (Proposed) 100000 100000 100000
Sub Total 850000 537516 383893 542254 700000 708200
Dhenkanal Division
12 Khatuahata-I 150000 141427 148781 160750 243650 240000
13 Khatuahata-II 150000
14 Bhangamal-I 150000 200841 106815 130313 200000 200000
15 Bhangamal-II 150000
Sub Total 600000 342268 255596 291063 443650 440000
Mayurbhanj Division
16 Khunta-I 240000 173365 115632 127662 220000 238953
17 Khunta-II 100000 104507 80781 83806 120000 102775
Sub Total 340000 277872 196413 211468 340000 344738
Jeypore Division
18 Jayantagiri 150000 123649 120828 137029 150000 147267
19 Agnipur 150000 50100 150000 164746
20 Koraput 100000 50000 26110
Sub Total 400000 123649 120828 187129 350000 338123
Sundargarh Division
21 Bedabahal   (Proposed) 40000 26060
GRAND TOTAL 3600000 2140632 1619347 2071950 2925178 3000000

 

N.B. : 48,537 nos mother plants available with OSCDC Ltd. of the following varieties V-4, H/1608, VRI-3, VRI-I, BBSR-I, Priyanka, Ullal-3, Hy-2/16, Hy-1608, Jagannath, Balabhadra

Year-wise production of grafts by the OSCDC Ltd. since 2000-01

 

Year No. of grafts produced    (in lakh)
2000-01 2.93
2001-02 3.18
2002-03 3.66
2003-04 3.78
2004-05 6.08
2005-06 8.08
2006-07 9.26
2007-08 14.04
2008-09 15.34
2009-10 14.45
2010-11 16.19
2011-12 18.21
2012-13 18.82
2013-14 26.4
2014-15 21.41
2015-16 16.19
2016-17 20.72
2017-18 29.25
TOTAL 247.99
Transfer of Technology to farmers

The Corporation is playing an anchor role in transmitting modern technologies to farmers by organizing farmers’ trainings, plant protection campaigns, field days, seminars etc. from time to time. The details of farmers participated in such trainings are;

Year

No. of farmers trained

2001-2002

450

2002-2003

1800

2003-2004

3997

2004-2005

2124

2005-2006

1500

2006-2007

3100

2007-2008

300

2008-2009

2009-2010

300

2010-2011

300

2011-2012

600

TOTAL

14471

 

National Seminar on Cashew – 2009 

                A National Seminar on Cashew – 2009 has been organized by OSCDC Ltd. on 2nd & 3rd November, 2009 at Hotel “Swosti Plaza”, Bhubaneswar with the cooperation from Directorte of Cashewnut & Cocoa Development under Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India and Director of Horticulture, Orissa. The photo of the seminar is at photo gallery.

State level Seminar on Cashew – 2012-13 

           During the year 2012-13 a State level Seminar was organized by OSCDC Ltd. at the hotel  “The Presidency” on 4th & 5th December, 2012 with the assistance of Director, D.C.c.D., Govt. of India. The recent seminar bring the scope for farmers, entrepreneurs, marketers, scientists, field functionaries,  technocrats and administrator to sit together and derive a strategy for all round development of cashew in the State.

 State level Seminar on Cashew – 2013-14 

              A State Level Seminar held on 6th & 7th March, 2013-2014 at Hotel “The Presidency” , Bhubaneswar in association with D.C.C.D., Govt. of India with the theme of “Odisha-the  Challenges ahead in cashew sector”. Cashew farmers, Extension workers & Processors etc. Participated as trainees. 300 nos. participants were participated in the seminar for 2 days.

 Providing training to unemployed youth:

             60 unemployed youth have been provided training during the year 2006-07 for preparation of high yielding variety of cashew grafts with the aid and assistance of the Corporation.