The Promising Spices of North East India: India’s Flavourful Contribution to the World

  • Kalkame Ch. Momin
  • C. P. Suresh
  • Y. S. Singh
  • Baggio Ch. Momin


The North East region of India is called as a hub of major spices like large cardamom, ginger, turmeric, black pepper, chilli, bay leaf, etc. which are in great demand and has tremendous potential. The region is home to some niche spice crops like Lakadong turmeric, Bird’s eye chilli, King chilli and Nadia ginger which has high market demand for their unique features. The spice crops are currently marked as a major important crop and have played an important role in contributing rural household cash incomes, but crops mostly grown by farmers are mainly for domestic use. As part of the Centre’s Look East to Act East policy, the Northeast is being given priority and actions are being initiated in the region for development of horticulture in general and spice sector in particular. There is scope for export of spices like large cardamom, ginger and turmeric, which are grown organically in the region.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kalkame Ch. Momin
    • 1
  • C. P. Suresh
    • 2
  • Y. S. Singh
    • 2
  • Baggio Ch. Momin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Floriculture (O&MAP)CHF, CAUPasighatIndia
  2. 2.Department of HorticultureNorth Eastern Hill University, Tura CampusTuraIndia

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