Continue to focus on creating infrastructure to boost exports: APEDA

Agricultural and Processed Foodstuff Products Export Progress Authority (APEDA), an arm of the Commerce Ministry, on Friday explained it is focusing on generating infrastructure and clusters in collaboration with Condition governments to boost outbound shipments.

Exports of agricultural and processed food items have risen to $20,674 million (₹1,53,050 crore) throughout 2020-21 from $17,321 million (₹83,484 crore) in 2011-12, it mentioned.

It further more knowledgeable that non-basmati rice contributed shut to a person-fourth of the total exports in 2020-21. It was followed by basmati rice and buffalo meat.

Prime importers

Benin, Nepal, Bangladesh, Senegal and Togo were being the top rated importers of non-basmati rice. Big export locations for basmati rice in 2020-21 were Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Yemen and the United Arab Emirates.

For buffalo meat exports, the prime importing nations were being Hong Kong, Vietnam, Malaysia, Egypt and Indonesia.

“We keep on to concentrate on producing infrastructure for boosting exports by concentrating on clusters in collaboration with condition governments while getting into thought the goal of Agriculture Export Policy, 2018,” M Angamuthu, Chairman, APEDA, stated.

APEDA has been engaged with Point out governments for the implementation of the Agriculture Export Coverage.

States together with Maharashtra, Kerala, Nagaland, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Punjab, Karnataka, and Rajasthan have finalised the State-particular action prepare for exports, APEDA noted.

India’s share in the planet agricultural exports stood at 2.1 per cent in 2019, up from 1.71 per cent in 2010.