A consignment of 1.2 million tons of okra, scarlet gourd, and litchi was exported to the Gulf countries by Fair Export of the Lulu group of Hypermarket from Lal Bahadur Shastri International airport in the presence of the divisional commissioner Deepak Agrawal and other officials on Thursday. The exported vegetables and fruits were procured from the farm producer organization (FPOs) of the eastern UP region.
The vegetables and fruits export has proved to be a milestone in the direction of doubling the income of farmers of Varanasi as well as the districts of eastern UP, said the divisional commissioner. For the export, Agriculture and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) has associated FPOs of Varanasi with Lulu Group. He said the newly constructed pack house near Babatpur would be ready soon, and the farmers would get the requisite support to send their products to other countries, and better facilities for packaging will be available.