Arunachal Pradesh government has allocated Rs 20 crore for construction of three spice auction centres at Namsai, Kimin and Balukpong.
Deputy Chief Minister of the state Chowna Mein on June 5 said that the auction centres would help boost farmer’s economy by getting rid of the middleman since the buyers will come directly to the farmers in these auction centres once established.
The deputy CM also urged the horticulture department to complete the formalities and start the infrastructure development work of the auction centres. He gave this directive at the meeting of senior officers of horticulture department and spice board on June 5.
Mimum Tayeng, secretary (agriculture & horticulture) while briefing on the progress of the projects informed that the guidelines for budget implementation and concept paper for the auction centres will be submitted to the government within a few days. The land for the auction centres at Namsai and Kimin is already available and would start the civil works once the formalities are completed, reports The News Mill.
The state produces a variety of spices, including large cardamom, black pepper, ginger and turmeric.