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Spices Board establishes eight crop specific Spices Parks across the country

Spices Board has established eight crop specific Spices Parks across the country, the Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Smt. Anupriya Patel said in reply to a parliamentary question today.

The details of spices parks are as below:

Name of the Spices Park State Spices covered
Chhindwara Madhya Pradesh Garlic and Chilli
Guna Madhya Pradesh Coriander
Guntur Andhra Pradesh Chillies
Jodhpur Rajasthan Cumin
Ramganjmandi Rajasthan Coriander
Puttady Kerala Cardamom and Pepper
Raebareli Uttar Pradesh Mint
Sivaganga Tamil Nadu Chillies and Turmeric

 

The objective of the spices park is to set up common processing and value addition facilities including cleaning, sorting, grading, grinding, oil extraction and packaging of spices for use by the local farmers, traders, exporters and other stakeholders. In addition, plots have also been allotted in the Spices Parks at Guna, Jodhpur, Ramganjmandi, Guntur, Raebareli and Sivaganga to the exporters, traders and farmer producer organization for establishment of their own spices processing units. The spices parks are providing large number of job opportunities, both direct and indirect. The details of processing facilities available in the spices parks are as below:

 

Name of the Spices Park Details of processing facilities
Chhindwara Garlic drying / dehydration and chilli extraction
Guna Cleaning, grading, colour sorting, grinding, packaging facilities for Seed spices particularly coriander
Guntur Cleaning, sorting, grinding and packaging facilities for Chillies
Jodhpur Cleaning, grading, colour sorting, grinding, packaging facilities for Seed   spices particularly cumin
Ramganjmandi Cleaning, grading, colour sorting, grinding, packaging facilities for Seed  spices particularly coriander
Puttady Cleaning, grading,  grinding, packaging facilities for  cardamom and pepper
Raebareli Oil extraction facilities for Mint and other herbs
Sivaganga Cleaning, grading, colour sorting, grinding, packaging facilities for  chillies and turmeric

 

Presently, no proposals are pending for setting up of additional spices parks.

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