The Federation of Indian Export Organisation has set up a skill development program for exporters and banana producers in Trichy Considering the presence of the National Research Centre for Banana (NRCB) and traditional banana growing areas in rural parts of the district, FIEO has identified banana as a suitable product for the district to promote exports.
FIEO southern region deputy director-general K. Unnikrishnan: “There is a huge potential for exporting bananas from Trichy, but the quality of production and shipping are a concern. We are planning to appoint a nodal officer for boosting agro-based product exports from Trichy, and frequent interactions are planned.”
Despite the pandemic, the export of food products and vegetables from Trichy has only soared in 2021, exporters said. FIEO officials acknowledged the need to decentralise export activities to consolidate Trichy as a banana export hub.