Indian exporters have shipped a consignment of fibre and mineral-rich ‘Jalgaon bananas’ to Dubai. The cargo of 22 tons of GI certified Jalgaon bananas was sourced from farmers of Tandalwadi village, part of Jalgaon district of Maharashtra.
In 2016, the Jalgaon banana got its GI certification, registered with Nisargraja Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Jalgaon. India’s banana export has been rising sharply because of adoption of farm practices as per the global standards. GI Certified Jardalu Mangoes First Commercial Consignment Exported From Bihar to UK.
India’s banana exports grew both in terms of volume as well as value from 134,000 ton valued at Rs 4.13 bln in 2018-19 to 195,000 ton valued at Rs 6.6 bln in 2019-20. During 2020-21 (April-February), India has exported banana worth of 191,000 ton valued at Rs 6.19 bln.
India is the world's leading producer of bananas with a share of around 25% in total output. Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh contribute more than 70% of the country's banana production.
Apart from this the Department of Commerce also supports exports through various schemes like Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme, Market Access Initiative etc.
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