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About the book
Spices sector is one of the most vibrant sectors of the Indian agricultural trade. The share of spices in the total agricultural export works out to about 6 per cent annually. With stiff competition arising from several existing players and new entrants at the International level, retaining the traditional competitive advantage in this sector has become an issue in the spices industry. With this in background, the government has been attaching very high priority for the development of the spices sector through the improvement of productivity, quality and value addition. In this book an attempt has been made to compile the available information on the development of spices in various states, technological advancements, crop specific interventions, government programmes state efforts in developing spices industry etc. Renowned scientists, policy makers, planners and administrators including entrepreneurs have made contributions for this book. The authors include Shri. J.N.L. Srivastava IAS, former Secretary, Department of Agriculture & Co-operation, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, Dr H. P. Singh, Horticulture Commissioner, Government of India, Dr P. Rethinam, Executive Director, APCC, Jakarta, Shri.K.P.G.Menon, Executive Director, IPC, Jakarta etc.. In depth analysis of crops like black pepper, chillies, ginger, turmeric and cardamom have been made. The book also covers views of the policy makers and planners of many states in the spices sector. In the current scenario of spices research and development, this book is expected to be a prized possession for all those who have a stake in the spices industry.
For further details contact
Directorate of Arecanut & Spices Development,
Dept. of Agriculture & Co-operation, Ministry of Agriculture,
Coconut Development Board
Kera Bhavan , Kochi