India’s Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), an organization under the federal Ministry of Commerce and Industry, will dispatch the first-ever shipment of bananas from Uttar Pradesh to Iran by sea route. The shipment will be sent through Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust in Navi Mumbai today.
Officials of APEDA’s Uttar Pradesh regional office said the shipment will be sent from the Mango Pack House at Malihabad in the Lucknow district.
“It will be the first time that the international market will taste the bananas from UP. The fruit will be procured directly from farmers of Palia Kalan, Lakhimpur, and will be brought to the packhouse. Two containers of 40 feet will be sent to the Iranian market on trial basis,” an APEDA official commented.