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Last updated on 08-09-2016, 10:28

e-Auction Centres of Cardamom
Spices Board had introduced e-Auction of Cardamom in Bodinayakanur, Theni Dist, Tamilnadu in Aug 2007. This e-Auction centre has forty buyer terminals. The second e-Auction centre was established in Vandanmettu, Idukki, Kerala in Dec 2007 with sixty terminals.
The e-Auction had replaced the traditional outcry auctions of Cardamom in Kerala and Tamilnadu. In the new system, licensed dealers are provided with a user id and password. The dealers have to log into the system to participate in an Auction. A bid is made with key depressions using a normal computer keyboard. Identity of bidders is protected during the auction process. Highest bidder’s name is displayed only on the Auction Masters’ terminal. There is a main display board showing lot no, quantity, number of bags current highest bid etc of each lot kept in the Auction.
The e-Auction system has brought transparency in the auction process. The system is running successfully in both centres.

Address of e-Auction centres are:
Common e-Auction Centre, Spices Board
Puttady, Idukki- 685551
Phone: 04868-288371
E Mail:

Common e-Auction Centre, Spices Board
Kurangani road,
Bodinayikanur, Theni –625513