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Cluster Development Programme (CDP)- SURAKSHA: 12 April 2024


  • SURAKSHA: System for Unified Resource Allocation, Knowledge, and Secure Horticulture Assistance.
  • Objective:  to promote the growth of the horticulture sector by facilitating instant subsidy disbursal to farmers bank accounts using e-RUPI vouchers.
  • The previous system  required farmers to buy planting material  on their own and then apply for the release of subsidies.
  • CDP-SURAKSHA offers subsidies  at the moment of purchase.
  • By mandating farmers to use geotagged images and videos to confirm the delivery of planting material, the method assures accountability and transparency.


About CDP:

    • A Central Sector Scheme.
  • Objective: growing and developing identified horticulture clusters to make them globally competitive.
  • Implemented by National Horticulture Board (NHB), Ministry of Agriculture.

Why in news?

  • Under the Cluster Development Programme (CDP), the Indian government has launched a new platform called CDP-SURAKSHA for providing horticultural farmers with subsidies.