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Last updated: 03 Aug, 2017  

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SME Times News Bureau | 03 Aug, 2017
The Central Government has received proposal from the State Government of Telangana for establishing a Spice Park at Nizamabad for turmeric, said  Commerce and Industry Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday.   

In a written reply in Rajya Sabha, Sitharaman added that the Spices Board would extend all technical support if land and funds for establishing the Spice park.

Government implements several programmes for providing assistance to spice farmers, including Chilli and Turmeric farmers, which, on one hand aim at increasing production and ensuring remunerative prices to farmers through pre and post-harvest management and support activities.

The Government also assists the industry through adoption of upgraded technology in spice processing, setting up of quality evaluation labs, quality certification etc for facilitating exports.

Spices Board is implementing the 'Export Oriented Production, Export Development & Promotion of Spices' Scheme.

Under the scheme assistance is provided to spices farmers which includes development of infrastructure for common processing facilities in Spice Parks, adaptation of upgraded technology in spice processing, setting up of quality evaluation labs for sampling and testing of the export consignments for meeting quality specifications of consuming countries, etc.
 
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