Spices Board conducts Buyer Seller Meet for small cardamom.
About Spices Board:
- Spices Board (Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India) is the flagship organization for the development and worldwide promotion of Indian spices.
- It was constituted in 1987 under the Spices Board Act, 1986 by merging the Cardamom Board and the Spices Export Promotion Council.
- The Spices Board is one of the five commodity boards functioning under the Commerce Ministry.
- It is an autonomous body responsible for the promotion of the 52 scheduled spices and the development of small and large cardamom.
Functions and role of Spices Board:
- Research, Development and Regulation of domestic marketing of Small & Large Cardamom.
- Post-harvest improvement of all spices.
- Promotion of organic production, processing and certification of spices.
- Development of spices in the North East.
- Provision of quality evaluation services.
- Export promotion of all spices.
- Quality certification and control.
- Registration of exporters.
- Provision of inputs to the Central Government on policy matters relating to import & export of spices.
- Cardamom is known as the ‘Queen of Spices’ because of its pleasant aroma and taste.
- Kerala is the largest producer of small cardamom in the country, with Tamil Nadu and Karnataka being other producers.
- Cardamom is the dried seed pod of aherbaceous perennial plant in the ginger family and is native to India, Bhutan and Nepal.