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Last updated: 31 Dec, 2018  

Spice.9.Thmb.jpg India exports 10 lakh tonnes of spices in 2017-18

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SME Times News Bureau | 31 Dec, 2018

India has exported 10,28,060 tonnes of spices worth Rs 1792955 in 2017-18, according to official figures released recently.

Government supports the producers of spices in the country through its flagship programme, Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH), with the objective of promoting holistic development of horticulture including spices, the release added.

The Mission programmes are implemented through State Horticulture Mission (SHM) in the various States.

The MIDH has components like production and distribution of planting materials, establishment of new garden (area expansion), creation of water resources, promotion of Integrated Pest Management (IPM)/Integrated Nutrient Management (INM), promotion of organic farming, promotion of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), mechanization, creation of market infrastructure, processing and value addition etc.

These programmes are aimed at improving production, productivity and quality of the spices.

The mandate for the production and development of spices other than cardamom vests with the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare (MoA&FW). 

Several programmes are implemented by MoA&FW for increasing production, productivity and quality of spices in the country under the Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH).

The major interventions include area expansion, rejuvenation and replanting of old and senile crops, production and distribution of quality planting materials, Integrated Pest and Disease Management, Integrated Nutrient Management, organic farming, mechanization, integrated post-harvest management, development of market yards, technology dissemination through frontline demonstration, and human resource development, the release added.

 
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