Demand for immunity-boosting spices props up overall prices

It was a roller coaster experience for agri commodities, specially spices, in 2020. Rates of spices which were taking pictures as a result of the roof for previous three months, have found a correction in the previous fortnight and are now practically at the same stage as in previous 12 months.

Even so, the immunity-boosting qualities of selected spices this sort of as pepper, cardamom and tea in the course of the Covid-19 pandemic have turned out to be a blessing for far better cost realisation, that as well in the later on portion of the 12 months, for farmers.

Prashant Bhansali, President of UPASI (United Planters’ Affiliation of Southern India), explained that the plantation sector is going through a lot of structural problems this sort of as substantial price of manufacturing thanks to improve in wages, input charges, acute scarcity of personnel, local climate adjust and so forth, and

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