Kerala Agriculture Department
Kerala Agriculture Department is one of the important and oldest departments of Government of Kerala. Agriculture is one of the oldest professions in Kerala. Even today, lakhs of Keralites are engaged in this job. Kerala was well known for spices even in the ancient days. Kerala Agriculture Department is headed by minister of Agriculture, supported by Secretary to the Government for Agriculture, Director of Agriculture, Commissioner and their office. Current Minister for Agriculture in Kerala is K.P Mohanan.
Kerala Agriculture Products
Major agricultural products of Kerala are Rice, spices like Pepper, Cardamom, Ginger, Turmeric, Nutmeg and fruits like Mango, Jack Fruit etc. In recent days, many people turned into cultivation of cash crops like Rubber. Coconut has been a major product of Kerala. Cultivation of herbal and medicinal plants is also gaining momentum in Kerala. The land has been rich in natural herbal plants. Many Ayurvedic Institutions are now farming herbal plants for commercial use.
Kerala Government Agencies for Agriculture
Government of Kerala is trying to promote Agriculture and improved methods of farming through the Kerala Agriculture Department. The policies of the Agriculture Department are implemented through its various arms like Coconut Development Board, Krishi Bhavans, Coir Board, Regional Agricultural Training centers, KERAFED, Kerala State Poultry Development Corporation etc. Kerala Agricultural University is also managed by the Agriculture Department.
Address of Kerala Agriculture Department
Directorate of Agriculture
Phone: 0471 – 2304480, 2303990
Kerala Agriculture Ministers email address: email@example.com