June 1, 2023


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Spices output up 60% in 2020-21

India’s spices generation has surged sixty for every cent to 10.7 million tonnes (mt) in 2020-21 from six.seventy six mt in 2014-15, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar reported although releasing the “Spice Data at a Glance 2021”, published by the Directorate of Betel Nut and Spices Enhancement beneath Ministry of Agriculture.

Exports of spices nearly doubled to ₹29,535 crore ($3.98 billion) final year from ₹14,899 crore in 2014-15 following bumper harvest of commodities such as chilli, ginger, turmeric and cumin, the ministry reported in a statement on Wednesday. In terms of volume, the exports increased to 1.six mt from .89 mt in the course of the final 7 decades. Share of spices in exports of all horticulture deliver is about forty one for every cent.

Throughout these 7 decades, the annual advancement fee of spices generation was about 7.nine for every cent in which cumin recorded 14.8 for every cent, garlic 14.7 for every cent, ginger 7.five for every cent, fennel six.8 for every cent, coriander six.two for every cent, fenugreek five.8 for every cent, pink chilli 4.two for every cent and turmeric 1.3 for every cent.

The authorities has been supporting farmers by building and distributing vital planting elements of high yielding varieties and that is just one of the elements for the large advancement of excellent spice generation in the region, the ministry reported.

Tomar reported this statistical compilation will help plan makers and stakeholders like researchers, scientists and farmers in the spices sector for strategic setting up.