A regional Centre of the Spices Board to address issues of the crop is a promise that’s ignored by many governments. Being a resilient leader, Arvind Dharmapuri took up the herculean task and fought for the same. Having seen the struggles of turmeric farmers in person, he took this issue to the Centre and made sure it happened.
The Union Minister for Commerce & Industry Piyush Goyal announced a regional Centre of the Spices Board on 4 February 2020. Headed by an IAS officer as Director, this board enabled farmers to use modern cultivation methods and get help from the Centre to directly export the crop.