Continue to focus on creating infrastructure to boost exports: APEDA

Agricultural and Processed Food items Products and solutions Export Progress Authority (APEDA), an arm of the Commerce Ministry, on Friday explained it is focusing on developing infrastructure and clusters in collaboration with State governments to market outbound shipments.

Exports of agricultural and processed food items products have risen to $twenty,674 million (₹1,fifty three,050 crore) in the course of 2020-21 from $seventeen,321 million (₹83,484 crore) in 2011-12, it explained.

It further knowledgeable that non-basmati rice contributed shut to 1-fourth of the whole exports in 2020-21. It was adopted by basmati rice and buffalo meat.

Leading importers

Benin, Nepal, Bangladesh, Senegal and Togo were the prime importers of non-basmati rice. Significant 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 Hong Kong, Vietnam, Malaysia, Egypt and Indonesia.

“We continue on to concentrate on developing infrastructure for boosting exports by focusing on clusters in collaboration with condition governments even though taking into thought the intention of Agriculture Export Plan, 2018,” M Angamuthu, Chairman, APEDA, explained.

APEDA has been engaged with State governments for the implementation of the Agriculture Export Plan.

States which include Maharashtra, Kerala, Nagaland, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Punjab, Karnataka, and Rajasthan have finalised the State-specific motion program for exports, APEDA pointed out.

India’s share in the planet agricultural exports stood at two.1 for every cent in 2019, up from 1.seventy one for every cent in 2010.