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Indian Journal of Arecanut Spices and Medicinal Plants

     A quarterly publication in English released by the Directorate of Arecanut and Spices Development, Ministry of Agriculture (Department of Agriculture & Co-operation), Government of India, concerned with the development of Arecanut, Spices, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in the country, is intended for wide circulation among farmers, extension workers, scientists, exporters, industrialists etc.

The journal contain popular articles on scientific cultivation, processing and marketing aspects of the various crops.
This issueof the journal is indexed with :

Sl No.  Article  Author
Research and Development of Seed Spices for   Enhancement  of   Productivity   and Profitability in the Era of Climate Change S.K. Malhotra
2     Studies on Methods of Harvesting on Yield of Cinnamom Leaves R.G. Khandekar, V.S.Sawant, K.V.Malshe, D.D.Nagwekar and P.M.Haldankar
3     Studies on effect of Micronutrient complex on yield  of  Arecanut under coastal Agroclimatic conditions of Maharashtra A.A.Dademal, R.G. Khandekar, M.C. Kasture, K.V.Malshe and P.M.Haldankar
4   Garcinia - An Underutilized Spice Crop with Medicinal values Utpala Parthasarathy and O.P. Nandakishore
5   Manage  weeds  in  Ginger  field  with Dried Coconut leaves Thankamani C.K., Kandiannan.K and Srinivasan.V
6     Cultivation of large Cardamom - A Lucrative Spice crop for North East region of India S.S. Bora, B.A. Gudade, A.K. Vijayan and S.K. Bhat
Some Engineering Properties of Arecanut  Husk(Areca catechu L.)  useful in Waste to Wealth conversion P.S. Deshmukh, P.U. Shahare, G.B. Bhanage, J.S. Dhekale and P.G. Patil
8     Eye Catching - Birds Eye Chilli H.R. Bhoomika
9 Farm Operations  
10  Market Review  



Subscription rates (annual)
Inland (4 issues) Rs 150/-
Single Copy Rs 40
Foreign 4 issues   US $20
 Single Copy   US $5

Subscription may be sent to the Director, Directorate of Arecanut and Spices  Development, West Hill P.O., Calicut 673 005, by Money Order.


By Demand Draft drawn in favour of Pay and Accounts Officer, Department of Agriculture and Co-operation payable at State Bank of India, Treasury Branch, Ernakulam. 

Send the DD to the Director, Directorate of Arecanut and Spices  Development, West Hill P.O., Calicut 673 005.


Instructions to contributors of articles in the journal

Manuscript copy of the article is to be submitted in duplicate, typed neatly in double space on one side of art paper with margins of 3.5 cm and may not exceed 12 pages.  All pages (including tables, legends, references etc.) should be numbered consecutively.

The material may also be sent in MS Word format in  CD or through email spicedte@nic.in for early acceptance.

The matter is to be arranged in the following order:

  • Title in capital letters
  • Name of the authors
  • Introduction highlighting the importance of the subject
  • Conclusion
  • Tables, illustrations, photographs etc. should be cited in the text appropriately. Line drawings must be in black colour. Photographs in colour or black and white with title indicated clearly on the back.
  • Authors full address to be given at the end of the first page.

Preference will be given to articles in bilingual i.e., Hindi and English.

A certificate may also be furnished to the effect that the article submitted has not been published in any other journal even in any form.
Articles will be acknowledged immediately on receipt and acceptance or otherwise will be communicated with in a quarter.

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