ITANAGAR: Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman recently said that huge potential exists in Arunachal Pradesh for export of different spices including large cardamom, ginger and turmeric.
"There is scope for export of spices like large cardamom, ginger, turmeric, which area produced naturally organic in Arunachal Pradesh," an official statement quoting the Minister said.
She said this while inaugurating the orientation programme for establishment of Spice Farmers Producer Companies (SFPCs) and a buyer-seller meet in Itanagar.
The event aimed at highlighting the promotion of spices and herbs being grown in Arunachal Pradesh and integrate the farmers of the State with markets in India and abroad.
"In order to aggregate the farmers produce, SFPCs shall be formed," Sitharaman said.
She added that Spices Board, Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority, Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium, Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, North Eastern Council and Arunachal Pradesh Government are to work together for materialising the establishment of SFPCs.
The first SFPC in the Country will be established in the State.
Further the Minister asked the government of Arunachal Pradesh to submit a proposal under the Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme, which aims at promoting export infrastructure in states.
Speaking at the inauguration, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju requested the Commerce Minister for establishing border haat along the border of Myanmar in Arunachal Pradesh.