Organic Farming – Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojna (PKVY), NPOF etc.

‘Organic tag to boost Sikkim’s cardamom exports’


Organically-grown large cardamom may be priced higher than its fertiliser-fed counterpart but the former has burgeoning premium-class consumers abroad.

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  1. The global demand for large cardamom grown in India is expected to rise with Sikkim, which produces a chunk of this highly-valued spice.
  2. The organically-raised large cardamom, initiative under Make in India mission, aims to make the country a global hub of indigenously-developed products.
  3. Sikkim, which grows large cardamom in 17,000 hectares of land, produces 4,000 metric tonnes (90 per cent of the country’s production) of the spice annually.
  4. Spices Board has a team of 50-odd employees working in Sikkim to not just sustain organic farming but empower the growers to earn more from their produce.
  5. The Spices Board is set to unveil an e-platform for its famed fortnightly auction in Sikkim’s traditional spice market of Singtam.
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