The spice park coming up in Guntur in Andhra Pradesh is expected to be completed by December, according to Union Minister of State for Commerce & Industry D. Purandeswari. So far Rs 14.62 crore has been spent to create facilities.

The park is to empower chilli farmers to get better price realisation and get wider access to markets for their produce. The total expenditure for the park is Rs 23 crore.

The State Government had allocated 124.78 acres of land in Venkayalapadu and Maidavolu village in Edlapadu mandal of Guntur district in favour of the Spice Board, she said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha, an official release stated.

An area of 38 acres has been allotted to exporters for developing their own processing units within the park.

(This article was published on November 27, 2012)
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