New ISARC for Harnessing and Sustaining Rice Production in Eastern India and Spice Park (Download PDF)

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International Rice Research Institute South Asia Regional Centre is to be set up to play a major role in harnessing and sustaining rice production in eastern India & similar ecologies in other South Asian and African countries.

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Image of International Rice Research Institute

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  • Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare and International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Philippines sign MOA to set up ISARC
  • First international Center in the eastern India to play a major role in harnessing and sustaining rice production.
  • Function for food production and skill development in the eastern India and similar ecologies in other South Asian and African countries.
  • To be developed as Centre of Excellence in Rice Value Addition (CERVA)
  • Include a modern and sophisticated laboratory to determine quality and status of heavy metals in grain and straw.
  • Undertake capacity-building exercises across the rice value chain.
  • Operate under the IRRI Board of Trustees
  • Farmers in Eastern India will benefit in particular, besides those in South Asian and African countries

Developing Rice Varieties in India

Developing Rice Varieties in India

Developing Rice Varieties in India

Developing Rice Varieties in India

  • Rich biodiversity of India can be utilized to develop special rice varieties.
  • Help India to achieve higher per hectare yields and improved nutritional contents.

Setting up Spice Park in Telangana

Setting up Spice Park in Telangana

Setting up Spice Park in Telangana

Setting up Spice Park in Telangana

  • State Government of Telangana to establish a Spice Park at Nizamabad for turmeric.
  • Spices Board to extend all technical support and land and funds for the Spice Park provided by the State.
  • Central Government approved setting up of a Spice Development Agency (SDA) for Telangana having headquarters at Warangal for research, production, marketing, quality improvement, and export of spices, including chili and turmeric.

Other Government Programs for Spices

  • Government provides assistance to spice farmers for increasing production and ensuring remunerative prices through pre and post-harvest management and support activities
  • Also assists industry through upgraded technology in spice processing, setting up of quality evaluation labs, quality certification etc. for facilitating exports.
  • Spices Board to implement “Export Oriented Production, Export Development & Promotion of Spices” for:

    • Development of infrastructure for common processing facilities in Spice Parks,
    • Adaptation of upgraded technology in spice processing
    • Setting up of quality evaluation labs for sampling
    • Testing of the export consignments for meeting quality specifications of consuming countries
    • Assisting farmers on post-harvest quality improvement
    • Imparting training to farmers in Good Agricultural Practices

- Published/Last Modified on: August 21, 2017

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