In this article we will discuss Spices Production in India (Key Points). So, let’s get started.
Spices Production In India
- India is the world’s largest producer, consumer and exporter of spices.
- Due to the varying climates – from tropical to subtropical to temperate-almost all spices grow splendidly in India.
- In reality almost all the states and union territories of India grow one or the other spices.
- Under the act of Parliament, a total of 52 spices are brought under the purview of the Spices Board.
- Spices Board (Ministry of Commerce and Industry) is the flagship organization for the development and worldwide promotion of Indian spices.
- It was established by the Spices Board Act, 1986.
- In India, there are some states which grow the spices that have very high value in both national and international markets.
- The best example is Kashmiri saffron which is the world’s best saffron.
- The Kashmir saffron has got Geographical Indication (GI) tag status.
- The export of spices contributes 41% of the total export earnings from all horticulture crops in the country.
- It ranks fourth among agricultural commodities, falling behind only the marine products, non basmati rice and basmati rice.