India's spices output up 60 pc, exports doubled since 2014-15: Agri Minister

Among spices, jeera output rose 14.8 per cent, garlic 14.7 per cent, ginger 7.5 per cent, saunf 6.8 per cent, coriander 6.2 per cent, fenugreek 5.8 per cent, red chilli 4.2 per cent, and turmeric 1.3 per cent.
Representative Image (Image Courtesy: Reuters)
Representative Image (Image Courtesy: Reuters)

New Delhi

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Wednesday said annual production of spices in the country rose 60 per cent to record 107 lakh tonnes since the 2014-15 season.
Among spices, jeera output rose 14.8 per cent, garlic 14.7 per cent, ginger 7.5 per cent, saunf 6.8 per cent, coriander 6.2 per cent, fenugreek 5.8 per cent, red chilli 4.2 per cent, and turmeric 1.3 per cent.
He was speaking at the launch of a handbook titled 'Spice Statistics at a Glance - 2021' here.
Besides, India's earnings from exports of spices almost doubled during the period at Rs 29,535 crore, Tomar said.
The book constitutes statistics on production, acreage data, yield, export-import, historical prices, values and nutritional values of the commodities.
Tomar, during his address at the launch event, said this book will benefit policy makers, stakeholders, scientists, researchers, and most importantly the farmers.

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