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Spices Board resumes e-sale of cardamom at Puttady

Our Bureau Kochi | Updated on February 19, 2018 Published on February 19, 2018

The Spices Board held e-auction of small cardamom at Puttady Spice Park in Idukki, where the operations were temporarily suspended for technical maintenance and upgrades.

Though the maintenance work is yet to be completed, one e-auction will be held every week at the Puttady’s Park till the maintenance work is completed, said A Jayatilak, Chairman, Spices Board.

Meanwhile, the Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (Kinfra) has obtained in-principle approval from the Centre to set up a spices processing cluster at Thodupuzha. The ₹12.50-crore project will have integrated operations for encouraging cultivation, post harvesting, processing for value-addition, packaging, storage and exports of spices and spice products. Spaces will be allotted to spice/food processing units in the SME sector on the 15-acre project.

According to Kinfra officials, Kerala’s spice industry has a rosy future with the rise in demand for spices from the emerging nutraceutical segments.

Published on February 19, 2018
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