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Section 7 – The Spices Board Act,1986

The Spices Board Act,1986

Section 7. Functions of the Board

(1) The Board may-

(i) Develop, promote and regulate export of spices;

(ii) Grant certificate for export of spices and register brokers therefore;

(iii) Undertake programmes and projects for promotion of export of spices;

(iv) Assist and encourage studies and research for improvement of processing, quality, techniques of grading and packaging of spices;

(v) Strive towards stabilization of prices of spices for export;

(vi) Evolve suitable quality standards and introduce certification of quality through “Quality Marketing” for spices for export;

(vii) Control quality of spices for export;

(viii) Give licenses, subject to such terms and conditions as may be prescribed, to the manufacturers of spices for export;

(ix) Market any spice, if it considers necessary, in the interest of promotion of export;

(x) Provide warehousing facilities abroad for spices;

(xi) Collect statistics with regard to pieces for compilation and publication;

(xii) Import, with the previous approval of the Central Government, any spice for sale; and

(xiii) Advise the Central Government on matters relating to import and export of spices.

(2) The Board may also-

(i) Promote co-operative efforts among growers of cardamom;

(ii) Ensure remunerative returns to growers of cardamom;

(iii) Provide financial or other assistance for improved methods of cultivation and processing of cardamom, for replanting cardamom and for extension of cardamom growing areas;

(iv) Regulate the sale of cardamom and stabilization of prices of cardamom;

(v) Provide training in cardamom testing and fixing grade standards of cardamom;

(vi) Increase the consumption of cardamom and carry on propaganda for that purpose;

(vii) Register and licence brokers (including auctioneers) of cardamom and person engaged in the business of cardamom;

(viii) Improve the marketing of cardamom;

(ix) Collect statistics from growers, dealers and such other persons as may be prescribed on any matter relating to the cardamom industry; publish statistics so collected or portions thereof or extracts therefrom;

(x) Secure better working conditions and the provision and improvement of amenities and incentives for workers; and

(xi) Undertake, assist or encourage scientific, technological and economic research.

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