Spices Board of India to hold a special cardamom e-auction to mark India’s 75th independence year

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Spices Board of India is organising a mammoth cardamom special e-auction in a single day on Sunday, September 26, as part of the 75 weeks long programme named ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ to commemorate the 75th year independence celebrations. The e-auction will bring together the spice community enabling the spice growers to connect with the […]

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Spices Board, Rubber Board & Digital University of Kerala to Develop Mobile App for cardamom farmers

The Spices Board, the Rubber Board and the Digital University of Kerala shared an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to use modern techniques to generate spatial models of soil nutrients in the cardamom tracts and to develop an android-based mobile application for cardamom growers to enable site-specific, need based fertiliser recommendation. D Sathiyan, secretary, Spices Board, […]

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India’s spices exports grow by 15% in five months during Apr-Aug 2020

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Indian spices witnessed a substantial increase in exports, both in volume and value in the five months during April and August this year. The hike in exports was because of increased demand for immunity boosting spices, despite constraints of the pandemic-related lockdown. Increased shipments of chilli, cumin and turmeric helped spices exports grow by 15 […]

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Cardamom output in India likely to drop this year due to floods and dry spell: DASD

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Cardamom production in India is likely to fall short in the current season due to the unprecedented floods and subsequent prolonged dry spell experienced in major growing regions in the country, according to the data compiled by the state-run Directorate of Arecanut & Spices Development (DASD), Financial Express reports. India is the second-largest producer of […]

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Flood and landslide damage coffee and other plantations in Karnataka and Kerala; crop loss to the extent of 33%

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Floods and landslides in Karnataka and Kerala have damaged vast land holdings of coffee and spice crops in plantations that supply the bulk of India’s demand. The Coffee Board has done preliminary surveys (current year) in the calamity-affected areas in Karnataka and Kerala to estimate the damage to coffee plantations due to floods and landslides. […]

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Spices Board of India to introduce online settlement mechanism in cardamom e-auction

The Spices Board of India plans to Introduce an online settlement mechanism that would help all stakeholders by ensuring timely payment to the growers and providing information about transactions online or through a mobile app in its bid to further streamline e-auction of cardamom For developing such an online settlement mechanism for cardamom auction, the […]

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