PM Announces Formation Of National Turmeric Board In Telangana

Turmeric is one of the widely consumed spices in India, thanks to its extensive usage in everyday cooking and medicinal properties. Thus, it is consumed on a large scale in different parts of India, especially Telangana. However, the fluctuating prices of turmeric produce are one of the major issues prevailing in the country. Due to a shortage of storage facilities, turmeric cultivating farmers can't afford to wait for an increase in price to sell their produce. But now, all their problems are about to end with the formation of the National Turmeric Broad.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was recent during his visit to Telangana. While fulfilling the much-awaited demands of the farmers, PM Modi announced for setting up National Turmeric Board in Telangana. The board will act as saviour for the turmeric-cultivating farmers in promoting, processing, marketing, and exporting their produce. It needs to be mentioned here that Nizamabad is one of the largest turmeric-producing districts in Telangana. 

While addressing the gathering in Telangana’s Mahbubnagar, PM Modi said, “After Covid, awareness about turmeric has increased and global demand has also increased. Today it is important to pay more attention professionally and take an initiative in the value chain of turmeric, from production to export. Looking at the necessity of turmeric farmers and future opportunities, the center has decided to establish a National Turmeric Board," PM Modi said addressing a gathering in the state's Mahabubnagar.

Turmeric or haldi is a spice widely used in everyday cooking in Indian kitchens. Not just in cooking, this spice is known for its antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Since turmeric is all over the news these days, here are 4 ways in which turmeric can be a boon for health. Have a look!

Has Anti-Inflammatory Properties

Turmeric has curcumin known for its strong anti-inflammatory properties. It can help reduce inflammation in the body and several chronic diseases, including arthritis, heart disease, and some types of cancer.

Has Antioxidant Effects

Turmeric is a potent antioxidant that can be beneficial when it comes to neutralizing harmful free radicals in the body. Antioxidants are important for protecting cells and tissues from oxidative damage, which can contribute to aging and diseases.

Improves Digestion

Turmeric or haldi is a spice traditionally used to support digestive health. It can stimulate the production of bile, which aids in digestion and may help alleviate symptoms of indigestion and bloating.

Boosts Brain Health

Some studies suggest that turmeric can improve cognitive function and reduce the risk of neurodegenerative diseases. Curcumin's anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects may play a role in protecting brain health.