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Govt approves Spices Park at Guntur

Posted on Nov 26, 03:38PM | IBNS

The government has approved establishment of a Spice park at Guntur, Andhra Pradesh at a cost of Rs 23 crores to empower the chilli farmers to have better price realization and wider markets for their produce.

This information was given by Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Dr. D. Purandeswari in the Lok Sabha on Monday.

The Government of Andhra Pradesh had allocated 124.78 acres of land in Venkayalapadu and Maidavolu village, Edlapadu Mandal in Guntur district in favour of Spice Board, for setting up of this Spices Park.

"Currently the civil works and electrical works are almost completed. The installation of the plant and machinery for processing of Chilli is in progress and are as per schedule," said Purandeswari.

"38 acres of land has been allotted to exporters for developing their own processing Units in the Park. So far an expenditure of Rs. 14.62 crores has been incurred on establishment of the Spice Park," said the minister.

Target for completion of the project is December.