The State government aims at expanding the area of coffee plantation by 5,000 hactares in the next five years which will boost the economy of the relatively backward Koraput district,
By next year, the State government has set a target to produce 150 metric tonne of coffee, and it plans to establish plantation in 1,000 hectares. The area of cultivation is slated to go up by and 5,000 hectares in next three years.
It is pertinent to mention that Coffee farming is transforming the lives in the Tribal hinterland of the district. Koraput, being located at a height of 3,000 feet above sea level, is ideal for coffee cultivation due to its cool climate and rainfall.
Good news for the Koraput coffee growers. With Tata Coffee showing interest in procuring coffee from them, the coffee growers in Odisha’s Koraput are now hopeful.
Koraput: To promote ‘Koraput Coffee’ in national and international market, a mini-coffee curing unit was inaugurated here, officials said on Thursday. The district administrations coffee development trust with financial assistance from the tribal development cooperative corporation (TDCC) and technical assistance from the Coffee Board has formed the brand ‘Koraput Coffee’. The effort will ensure that […]