Government of India notifies establishment of National Turmeric Board

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Source: The post is based on the article Government of India notifies establishment of National Turmeric Board published in “PIB” on 5th October 2023

What is the News?

The Government of India has notified the constitution of the National Turmeric Board. 

What is the National Turmeric Board?

Aim: To focus on the development and growth of turmeric and turmeric products in the country.

Objectives of the Board:

– To work closely with other government agencies, especially the Spices Board, to enhance the growth of the turmeric sector.

– Increasing awareness and consumption of turmeric, both domestically and internationally, by highlighting its health benefits.

– Exploring new markets worldwide to boost turmeric exports.

– Supporting research and development for innovative turmeric products.

– Focusing on the skill development of turmeric growers to add more value to their produce.

– Promoting quality and food safety standards.

– Ensuring the well-being and prosperity of turmeric growers by enhancing their income through value addition.

Composition: The Board shall have a Chairperson to be appointed by the Central Government.

– It will have members from the Ministry of AYUSH, Departments of Pharmaceuticals, Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Commerce & Industry of the Union Government, senior State Government representatives from three states (on rotation basis), select national/state institutions involved in research, representatives of turmeric farmers and exporters.

– The board will also have a Secretary to be appointed by the Department of Commerce.

What is the status of the Turmeric Industry of India?

India is the largest producer, consumer and exporter of turmeric in the world.More than 30 varieties of Turmeric are grown in India and it is grown in over 20 states in the country.

The largest producing states of Turmeric are Maharashtra, Telangana, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

India has more than 62% share of world trade in turmeric.The leading export markets for Indian Turmeric are Bangladesh, UAE, USA and Malaysia.

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