Salient Features

Department of Food Processing Industries & Horticulture has been started at Tamluk in the year 2000. This Department deals with improved method of cultivation of Flowers, Fruits, Vegetables, Spices, Plantation crops (Coconut, Arecanut, Cashewnut, Betelvine), Medicinal Plants and Mushroom. This District contributes a special position for production of Flower, Betelvine and Cashew nut. Conventional flowers like Rose, Tuberose, Gladiolus, Chrysanthemum, Jasmine, Marigold, Lotus and Various types of season flowers are cultivating here. But at present more importance has been laid down for cultivation of Gerbera and Anthurium. Here 2 Green House / Poly House are present for cultivation of Gerbera.

B. Among the plantation crops area of Betelvine and Cashewnut are gradually increasing in this District. Uses of Bio-Pesticide and Organic manure are also increasing to minimise Pest & Disease incidence.

C. High valued vegetables like Broccoli, Capsicum, Chinese Cabbage are growing as demonstration plot and emphasis is given to increase the area.

D. Among spices crops, Ginger, Turmeric & Chilli are growing in large area in this District

E. In Food Processing sector, National Horticulture Mission has taken various steps to establish infrastructures like 1) Pack House 2) Multi Purpose Cold Storage 3) Refrigerated Van / Container 4) Mobile Pre-Cooling / Processing Unit, 5) Collection / Grading / Stroing Centre etc.
Planning for 1) Establishment of Rural Mandis, 2) Establishment of infrastructure of Rural Markets 3) Establishment of Plant Health Clinic 4) Disease Forecasting unit has been taken under National Horticulture Mission.
The scheme for area expansion of Cut Flowers under National Horticultue Mission is also going on in this District.

F. To proper utilise of water, the horticultural crops like Cashew nut and Vegetables will be covered by Micro Irrigation i.e. Drip Irrigation & Sprinkler Irrigation and this scheme has been taken in this district.