Last Updated : 06 April 2012 at 11:00 IST
New Spices Park in Rajasthan to be opened on Saturday
Source :Commodity Online
The Park is set up in an area of 60.07 acres of land provided by the Rajasthan Government free of cost in the Rampura Bhatia Village of Ozian Tehsil near Jodhpur. The Spice Park has common infrastructure and processing facilities for Seed Spices, especially for Cumin and Coriander which are widely grown in the State.
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JODHPUR (Commodity Online): The inauguration of the first Spices Park in Rajasthan for processing of seed spices like cumin, coriander and fennel will be commissioned on Saturday, April 7, 2012 in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
The Spices Board has completed the construction of the Park with a total investment of Rs. 27 crore. The Park will be inaugurated by the Union Commerce and Industry Minister, Mr Anand Sharma in the presence of the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Mr Ashok Gehlot.
The Park is set up in an area of 60.07 acres of land provided by the Rajasthan Government free of cost in the Rampura Bhatia Village of Ozian Tehsil near Jodhpur. The Spice Park has common infrastructure and processing facilities for Seed Spices, especially for Cumin and Coriander which are widely grown in the State. The machineries in the Park are capable for the processing of other seed spices like fennel and fenugreek, which are quite ample in this region.
A full line processing facility with a capacity to turn out two tones per hour has inbuilt facilities for pre-cleaning, grading, colour sorting, grinding and packing. The Spice processing facilities available at Spice Park are at par with the international standards. The higher end processing plants installed is a full processing line which includes pre cleaning, grading, colour sorting, grinding and both bulk and consumer packing ranging from 100 g to 50 Kg.
The packing facility included in the processing line provide production of consumer packs of 25 gm, 50gm and 100 gm and bulk packs up to 50 kg. The installation of the machinery is complete and trial run of the plant is also done.
The Board is establishing a sterilization facility within the plant building with a capacity of 250 Kg per hour in batch process. The boiler house construction is over and the other works are under progress. Facilities for steam sterilization is also in progress at the Park.
The Board will also be allotting individual slots for exporters on lease basis for developing their own processing plants in the Park. There was tremendous response from the exporters who wanted to set up their own facilities in the Park. Twenty exporters will get the opportunity to set up their own processing plants in the park. Many of them have submitted the project report to the Board to start civil work and to install their machinery.
The Spices Board has set up other common infrastructures like Compound wall, Road, Drains, Water Distribution system, Power Station, Weighing Bridge, Common parking area, Truck yard, Warehouses, preliminary Quality Testing facility, Bank counter, Training center, Conference Hall, Canteen facilities etc within the Park.
To ensure storing of raw materials for processing and to take care of the processed materials, the Park has six warehouses exclusively devoted for various seed spices separately. Two Raw Material Warehouses with a storing capacity of 800 sq mtr each are devoted for Coriander while two other warehouses for other seed spices have a storing capacity of 800 sq mtrs each.
Two finished product Warehouses for Seed Spices with a storing capacity of 800. Sq. Meters each are also established.
The Park is being provided with a 33 KVA sub station with transformer and 250 KVA D.G. sets for ensuring an uninterrupted power supply for the working besides a full fire fighting system.
The Board’s regional and zonal offices will start functioning from the Spices Park with more orientation towards the spices growing villages. The other facilities provided include conference hall, training hall, space for establishing mini QC lab, Bank and for Customs.
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