The export of essential Indian agri commodities for the cumulative period of April-September, 2020 has increased by 43.4% as compared to the same period last year. “The consistent and concerted efforts of the government to boost agricultural exports are bearing fruit despite the ongoing crisis,’ said Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare in an official statement.
In order to boost agri exports, the government had instituted the Agriculture Export Policy 2018, which provides for cluster-based approach for export-centric farming of cash crops like fruits, vegetables, spices, etc.
Eight Export Promotion Forums have been set up under the aegis of APEDA to boost export of agriculture/ horticulture products. The EPFs are created on Banana, Grapes, Mango, Pomegranate, Onion, Dairy, Rice Basmati and Rice Non-Basmati. The EPF are making concerted efforts to identify, document particulars of, and reach out to stakeholders across the entire production/ supply chain of export for increasing these exports significantly to the global market, through various interventions.
Hellenicshippingnews.com also indicates how, recently, the government has also announced Agri Infra Fund to improve agri business environment which shall promote agri export in due course.