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Government plans to develop cluster for cardamom in Idukki

Piyush Goyal told the Lok Sabha of his interest in developing a cluster for cardamom industry in Idukki .

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Updated: Jul 10, 2019, 03.05 PM IST
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Kerala produces 70% of total cardamom.
New Delhi: The government wants to develop a cluster to boost cardamom industry in Idukki in Kerala, Union minister Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday.

Idukki is a leading producer of cardamom.

"We will certainly like to develop a cluster in Idukki," the Minister of Commerce and Industry told the Lok Sabha during the Question Hour.

He was responding to a supplementary question related to cardamom industry in Idukki.

The minister also said that there is no proposal to set up a branch of Spices Board at Paramkudi in Tamil Nadu.

Currently, the Board has three regional offices in the state at Chennai, Bodinayakanur and Erode.

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