Jan 1, 2019
According to the export data available, 10,28,060 tonnes of spices worth Rs. 17,92,955 in 2017-18 was exported by India.
with the objective of promoting holistic development of horticulture includes spices, the release added.,
The Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) programmes are implemented through State Horticulture Mission (SHM) in the various States. Government also supports the producers of spices in the country through its flagship programme. The MIDH has mechanisms like production and distribution of planting supplies, establishment and expansion of cultivating areas, making new water and irrigation resources, promotion of Integrated Pest Management (IPM)/Integrated Nutrient Management (INM), implementing organic farming, promotion of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), advanced mechanization on farms, building new market infrastructure, processing and value addition etc.
These programmes are implemented time and again to improve production, quantity and quality of the spices.
The authorization for the production and development of spices other than cardamom vests with the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare (MoA&FW).