New Delhi: As per the press release, Spice Board of India, the nodal organization of Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India, in an effort to promote exports of spices from India will establish 10 spice parks across the most strategic locations in the country by end of 2012.
A total of Rs. 167 cores are earmarked to invest in the spices parks. Out of which Rs. 75 crores are already invested in three completed spices parks in Chhihdwara in MP, Puttady in Kerela and in Jodhpur. The other parks will be completed during the year in states like Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh and Kota in Rajasthan.
The Parks are being provided with a 33 KVA substation with transformer and 250 KVA D.G. sets for ensuring an uninterrupted power supply for the working besides a full fire fighting system.
The Board’s regional and zonal offices will start functioning from the Spices Parks with more orientation towards the spices growing villages.
The other facilities provided include conference hall, training hall, and space for establishing mini QC lab, Bank and for Customs.