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Source: IE


Context: The CDP-SURAKSHA is a digital platform was launched recently to disburse subsidies to horticulture farmers under the Cluster Development Programme (CDP).

  • It aims to promote the growth of India’s horticulture sector by facilitating instant subsidy disbursal to farmers’ bank accounts using e-RUPI vouchers.
  • The platform integrates various features such as database integration, cloud-based server space, UIDAI validation, and e-RUPI integration.
  • Farmers can access the platform to order planting material, contribute their share of the cost, and receive government subsidies upfront.
  • The system ensures transparency and accountability by requiring farmers to verify the delivery of planting material through geo-tagged photos and videos.
  • Unlike the old system, where farmers had to purchase materials themselves and then seek subsidy release, CDP-SURAKSHA provides subsidies upfront at the time of purchase.


The Cluster Development Program (CDP) aims to develop horticulture clusters and attract private investment, covering 55 clusters and an estimated 10 lakh farmers across India.