Cardamom cultivation is confined mainly to the Western Ghats of Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Kerala is the main Cardamom growing State with an area of 44237 hectors followed by Karnataka with 33518 hectors and Tamil Nadu with 5896 hectors. Marketfed started large scale trading of Cardamom from 1976-77 by procuring through Primary Marketing Co-operative Societies and the business was controlled by our Kochi and Kozhikode Branches. That was a remarkable event, in golden letters in the history of Marketfed. By 1983-84, we have reached the peak level by achieving a target of 250 Mts Marketfed still holds command over Cardamom procurement. In order to increase the volume of business and for the upgradation of the quality of the Cardamom we established a grading centre at Bodinaykannur in Tamil Nadu. Our Cardamom has been regularly sold through more than 1000 outlets in the metropolitan area of Delhi and steps are being taken to expand the market to Mumbai and Kolkata along with our regular exports.
We have since started procurement of cardamom in Idukki Dist.by opening our own depot in Nedumkandam in Dec. 2011 and as a result the price of cardamom which traded till then @ Rs. 400 per kg reached the level of Rs. 750/- per kg by Feb. 2012. Procurement is still being continued which is found to be a great support to the cardamom growers
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