|Mini spices park in Itanagar|
NEW DELHI, June 28 – The Spices Board, has cleared setting up of a Mini Spices Park for ginger at Itanagar in collaboration with the Arunachal Government.
Lone member of the Spices Board from Northeastern region Dr Hatobin Mai, informed that the newly-constituted Spices Board took the decision at its Board meeting held at Kochi early this week. Arunachal Pradesh Government will provide land and the Spices Board will give technical and strategic support for the establishment of the Mini Spices Park.
Dr Mai said policy framework of the Spices Board has to be aligned with the challenges of the Northeastern region. He highlighted the difficult climatic conditions of the region like a prolonged monsoon season and vulnerabilities to natural disasters which pose unique challenges for the cultivators and appealed for a proper safety net for the cultivators in the form of increased subsidies, infrastructure provisions, etc., which may be specially considered for the region.