Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Sunday, Feb 04, 2007
ePaper
Google



Andhra Pradesh

News: ePaper | Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous | Engagements |
Advts:
Classifieds | Jobs | Obituary |

Andhra Pradesh - Guntur Printer Friendly Page   Send this Article to a Friend

`Spices Park' to come up in Guntur

Staff Reporter

Union Minister of State for Commerce Jairam Ramesh asks District Collector to identify 250 acres of land for new facility



Jairam Ramesh

GUNTUR: Union Minister of State for Commerce Jairam Ramesh on Saturday announced that a `Spices Park' will be set up in 250 acres in Guntur district with the Spices Board taking the responsibility of bringing in investment for value addition process units.

Laying the foundation for `Quality Evaluation Laboratory' to be constructed in Guntur at an estimated cost of Rs.3 crores, he said the Ministry of Commerce, Spices Board and State Government would sign a MoU for the setting up a park where value addition of locally available spices would be taken up for benefiting growers.

He asked District Collector G. Jayalakshmi to identify an extent of 250 acres, which would be developed by the Spices Board by identifying the right investors.

Chilli flakes were being exported by Malaysia manufacturing them out of the chillis imported from India and Andhra Pradesh accounting for 50 per cent of chilli production in the country had a good potential for value addition, he observed. Also 36 per cent of spice exports constituted chillis and 18 per cent in value terms.

Of the Rs.500 crores worth of chillis exported, 70 per cent was from Andhra Pradesh, which must take advantage of its resources to begin value addition, the Minister said and sought the cooperation of local MP Rayapati Sambasiva Rao and MLAs.

The Spices Board Chairman V.J. Kurien said that it had already appointed an Assistant Director and two field officers to take care of the operations here.

Printer friendly page  
Send this article to Friends by E-Mail



Andhra Pradesh

News: ePaper | Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous | Engagements |
Advts:
Classifieds | Jobs | Obituary | Updates: Breaking News |

Bharat Matrimony



News Update


The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | The Hindu ePaper | Business Line | Business Line ePaper | Sportstar | Frontline | Publications | eBooks | Images | Home |

Copyright 2007, The Hindu. Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu