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
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
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.