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14th World Spice Congress

The 14th edition of the World Spice Congress is set to be organized in Mumbai, Maharashtra from February 16 to 18 next year. Key facts The World Spice Congress (WSC) is the gathering of the global spice industry that creates a platform to improve the understanding of the status and challenges of the spice sector. ..

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Spice Xchange India Portal

The Spice Board of India recently launched the Spice Exchange Portal. The portal will act as a meeting point between the Indian spice exporters and the buyers all over the world. This platform is first of its kind in the country. The platform was launched by the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The portal ..

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Final Estimate of 2018-19 & First Estimate of 2019-20 of Horticultural Crops Released

The Department of Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare (under the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare) has recently released the Final Estimates of 2018-19 of various Horticulture Crops. The first Advance Estimates of 2019-20 of Area and Production of various Horticulture Crops was also released. As per the released final estimates of 2018-19, the total ..

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Scientists from BSI recently discover two new species of Zingiber

Scientists from the Botanical Survey of India (BSI) have recently discovered two new species of Zingiber (commonly referred to as ginger) in the Peren district and  Dimapur district of Nagaland.  Of the two species, Zingiber dimapurense is taller in size, with leafy shoots measuring 90-120 cm high, whereas the leafy shoots of Zingiber perenense reach up ..

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Kandhamal Haldi gets got GI tag

Kandhamal Haldi, a variety of turmeric indigenous to southern Odisha, has finally got the Geographical indication (GI) tag from Intellectual Property India. The recognition coincided with the state’s Foundation Day (Utkal Divas). Odisha, on April 1 1936, was carved out as a separate state in the then British India on a linguistic identity. The golden ..

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Rs 373 crore to be spent till 2014 under National Saffron Mission

Saffron has been cultivated for thousands of years to be used in medicines, perfumes, dyes and as a wonderful flavoring agent for foods and beverages. Kashmir saffron is a high value, low volume crop and the quality of saffron is among the best in the world particularly because of its rich color and flavor. A ..

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