Limited international flights are challenging eastern Uttar Pradesh agri exporters

The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) find that many challenges, especially of transportation, should be tackled guarantee the exports from Uttar Pradesh.

APEDA deputy general manager CB Singh: "International flight is limited with freight capacity of 3 to 4 tons per day. This freight capacity is being fully utilised now hence, further increase in demand as well as production for exports will start posing serious challenges."

To send the shipments to the Gulf and EU via sea route taking horticulture and agriculture products of east UP region to Mumbai port is really a must. The inland transportation cost from Varanasi or Lucknow, which are landlocked, is very high as compared to the transportation cost borne by FPOs and exporters sending from centres like Nasik, said Singh.


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