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Last updated on 17-11-2015, 15:26

Development department focuses on overall development of Cardamom (Small and Large) in terms of improving production, productivity and quality. Emphasis is being given for implementing post-harvest improvement programmes for production of clean, safe and quality spices for export. Various development programmes and post-harvest quality improvement programmes of the Board are included under the head ‘Export Oriented Production’. The development programmes are implemented through the extension network of the Board consisting of Regional Offices, Divisional Offices and Field Offices. Apart from this department provides capacity building training programs for Growers/FPO’s/FPCs on good agricultural practices and quality improvement of spices through its extension networks. The Department is maintaining five Departmental Nurseries in the major cardamom growing areas in Karnataka to cater to the requirements of quality planting materials .