The Karnataka authorities has determined to establish a Spices Park at Ambale in Chikkamagaluru district, and with this, a long-pending call for of Malnad area is about to be fulfilled.
The choice become taken at some stage in a assembly on Friday among Large and Medium Industries Minister Murugesh Nirani and Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shobha Karandlaje here.
Giving precedence to selling agricultural exports, Ms. Karandlaje asked Mr. Nirani to set up a Spices Park on 10 acres of presidency land at Ambale. Ms. Karandlaje represents Udupi–Chikkamagaluru Lok Sabha constituency. She urged Mr. Nirani to set up a special cellular inside the Industries Department for promoting of farm exports and the latter agreed.
Both the Ministers additionally discussed establishing food processing gadgets and presenting steering to farmers on exporting farm products and organising meals processing gadgets under the Karnataka State Agricultural Produce Processing and Export Corporation Ltd., Mr. Nirani said.
Ms. Karandlaje additionally chaired a meeting with Agriculture Minister B.C. Patil, Sericulture Minister K.C. Narayana Gowda and Horticulture Minister Munirathna and expressed dissatisfaction with the management of meals parks within the State and stated nearby farmers have been denied possibilities for funding in meals parks.
The Union authorities had envisaged participation of neighborhood farmers in food parks to avail of advantages. Unfortunately, meals parks had not been running for the welfare of farmers. Farmers should take delivery of area in meals parks for reinforcing price addition to their products, she said. On silk enterprise in the State, Ms. Karandlaje said efforts had to be made to compete the State’s silk merchandise with China through improving first-rate of merchandise and packaging.