|AEZ FOR ROSE ONION IN KARNATAKA|
Bangalore rose onions have been grown successfully by and large for exports to South and South East Asian countries. The export of these onions has been growing over the years. However, for want of appropriate pre harvest and post harvest management, the entire potential has not been realised so far. In view of this, an Agri Export Zone has been sanctioned by the Steering committee to address a variety of issues in the value chain. This project entails an investment of Rs. 6.1 crores, out of which Rs. 1.92 crores will come from the Central Government agencies, Rs. 0.56 crores from the State Government and the remaining from the private sector. It is expected that as a consequence of setting up of this Agri Export Zone there will be an incremental exports of around Rs. 50 crores in the next five years. More than 5000 farmers will be benefited and there will be an employment generation of more than 15 lakhs man days. The exports from this Agri Export Zone will commence from the first year itself.