Giving fresh hope to coffee growers, the State Industries Department is gearing up to set up a carbon neutral farm project in Wayanad district of Kerala .
The department had assigned the task of executing the project spread across 100 acres of land at Vayarad in the district, to the Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA). A carbon neutral village coffee park would be set up for which the State government had earmarked ₹150 crore for first phase construction works.
The project envisages doubling the income of coffee farmers of Wayanad who are reeling under an agrarian crisis owing to the low price for produce such as coffee, pepper and arecanut, K.A. Santhosh Kumar, MD, KINFRA, told The Hindu.