Cabinet greenlights proposal to re-establish Spices and Aligned Products Marketing Board

The Cabinet of Ministers has given approval to re-establish the Spices and Aligned Products Marketing Board, the Department of Government Information said.

“Spices and Aligned Products Marketing Board was established under Section 2 of the State Agricultural Co-Operations Act No 11 of 1972.”

“On July 16, 2008, the Cabinet of Ministers decided that the activities of the institution should be handed over to the Department of Agriculture and the institution should be closed from July 27, 2008.”

Spices and Aligned Products Marketing Board is currently under the purview of the State Ministry of Development of Minor Crops including Sugarcane, Maize, Cashew, Pepper,  Cinnamon, Clove, Betel Related Industries and Export Promotion.

A formal mechanism is required to implement the programs identified by the said State Ministry. Accordingly, the
proposal presented by the Minister of Plantation Industries to reactivate the Spices and Aligned Products Marketing Board and continue its activities was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.

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