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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

GRAPES:Cultivation, Processing & Marketing

National Policy on Wine Industry: The concessions/incentives/subsidies grants etc. are extended to “Wine Industry” at par with Food Processing industries viz. project subsidy of Rs.50 lakhs/wine unit . Reimbursement of Rs.10 lakhs per year towards procurement of grapes grant of Rs.4 crores / wine park for creation of common facilities by the Ministry of Food processing industries, Government of India.

The 4,000 farmers in Cumbum Valley, Tamil Nadu produces 90,000 tonnes of Muscat Grapes and 10,000 tonnes of Thomson Seedless Grapes. Grapes are also grown in Theni, Dindugul, Palani and Coimbatore There is a scope for establishment of Cold storage facilities, logistics network, and processing facilities to increase the farm gate prices. In this context, Government of Tamil Nadu has approved the proposal of TIDCO for establishing a Winery and Distillery Unit in Cumbum and Nilakottai areas vide G.O.Ms. No.61 Industries (MIE 1) Department dt. 9-7-2002.

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