sambad epaper 03/09/2016

As many as 11 spice development centres will come up in places like Kochi, Chennai, Mumbai and Guntur to harness the country’s richness in spices for export , said minister of state for commerce and industry Nirmala Seetharaman on Friday .

“The Spices Board of India is currently working on 52 spices, including nutmeg, cardamom, saffron, chilli to reduce residual matter in them and make them export quality ,“ she said.

In the case of tea, e-auctions have seen remarkable interest with more than 90% of tea that came up for auction sold. “ About 18.86% of the area under tea cultivation in India is from Tamil Nadu as is 18% of tea produced by the country . E-auctions in Kochi, Coonoor, Coimbatore have done well,“ said the minister.

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